Last week, I linked up to The Shabby Creek Cottage‘s summer home tour. It was a great little challenge for me to update my Home Tour page and if you think about it, summer is an ideal time to re-shoot your home. There are lots of hours of daylight to play with and for the most part, summer is pretty free of any holiday decorating.
Come and have a look at some of the little tweaks! I shopped our home to create this little vignette. I pulled the painting I did from the kitchen and used a plate holder from the dollar store (three for $1!) to prop it up. These succulents I snipped from outside—our complex is a verified succulent garden! I love it!I needed some red to complete this vignette so I used my little pocket book of quotations from Mao Tse Tung that I picked up from northern China. I think I’ll be on the look out for something a bit more permanent.I started a little garden of potted plants on our bedroom balcony. Funny little story…I had popped into Home Depot looking for a little plant for this pot to spruce up the spare bathroom as we were anticipating having guests over and wound up with a whole car full of plants!These potted sansevieria were on sale for $20 a piece and I loved the look of the pot so I filled my car with as many as I could. By the end of the trip, Anak sounded like a mini Tim Gunn repeating, “Make it work!” as I loaded up the car. It was one heck of a deal. Just to put it in perspective, I got this little guy for $12 with the stock brick red plastic planter.And after much patience
and pulling out of my hair I finally landed a shag Moroccan rug for our bedroom! More bedroom photos to follow—I have a little DIY project still in the works ; ]And in the name of keeping it real, here is one of the non-styled (what I like to call “dump zones”) in our master bedroom. I’ve definitely progressed in instilling organization in some of our home’s other dump zones—just one more to go!
Do you have any fun little updates to share? At what time of year do you feel your home is most photo worthy?