Summer Home Tour 2019: Part 1


Welcome to a simple summer home tour featuring our front porch and kitchen. 

I have some great news! Only 10 more days until summer officially arrives. Who’s been waiting all year long for this season? ME! I’m so excited for the warm, lazy days of summer!

Once again, I’ve teamed up with the lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life along with 29 other talented bloggers to share our summer home decor with you. This is one of my favorite tours to be in and I’m always so grateful and thrilled to be invited! 

If you just hopped over from Cristina at RemodelaCasa, welcome! I love her blog and her fabulous decor– she is so talented!! So let’s get this summer home tour started with one of my favorite outdoor spaces. This post contains affiliate links. 

Welcome to our summer front porch!

layered door rug and mat with summer flower pot

If this is your first time visiting Inspiration for Moms, let me tell you a little about my decor style.  Layered rugs are my thing. Black and white is the perfect color combo. And simple and practical is always my goal! 

Simple is exactly what I had in mind when it came to decorating the front porch this summer. My whole inspiration was based off the gorgeous striped rug at the front door. Paired with a cute Hello mat and my layered door combo is the perfect decor to welcome summer guests like you!

front door with layered door mat rug combo, lanterns, summer flowers

Once I had that in place the black and white decor ideas just kept flowing through my mind! I then did some shopping of my home and around town to get all the accessories gathered up. And I love how the whole look came together.

front porch seating area with black and white home decor

front porch seating area with black and white home decor

You probably seen this patio furniture before. It’s been out here for about three years and was starting to look a little worn. But last weekend I revamped it with a little teak oil and it’s lookin’ so much better!

pillow | rug | planter

Fun Porch Art

This summer, I even created a fun little eucalyptus art for the back brick wall. Basically it’s a faux stem placed inside a plexiglass frame. It adds a little more pop of green to the porch, which is really nice. But the best part, I don’t even need to water it! 😉 

eucalyptus framed art on front porch

porch chair with black and white pillow and decor

I think those new modern lanterns are my favorite addition to the porch. I had been looking for some new lanterns for this area for years and when I found these I knew they would be perfect. 

black glass lanterns modern

front porch chair with black and white pillow, black lantern

To tie in with the eucalyptus in my art, I pulled my favorite wreath back out of storage to take center stage on the porch! 

front door with eucalyptus wreath

Wouldn’t this corner be perfect for a giant planter full of blooms? I’ve been searching for the right pot at a price I’m willing to pay. But so far, no luck.  For now, I guess it’s just a great spot for the FedEx and UPS drivers. 😉 

Welcome to our summer kitchen!

Now that you’re here, come inside and take a peek at the kitchen. The decor in here stayed really simple for the summer with the only new additions being a pretty peony arrangement. 

summer home tour kitchen with gray cabinets and peonies

farmhouse sink with peonies and gray kitchen cabinets

I just can’t resist buying those peonies when they arrive in the summer at Trader Joe’s. I’m always asked by the clerks if I’m buying them for a special occasion. I’m like nope — just cause I love them!

farmhouse sink with peonies

Well, I guess there was one more change to the kitchen. A couple weeks back I gave my kitchen counter organization tray a much needed refresh. The look of the tray went from rustic to a more clean, modern style. I love the new tray decor and now this has become my favorite little corner of the kitchen! 😉 

summer home tour kitchen with gray cabinets white subway tile

kitchen organization tray with oil bottles and crocks with utensils

You can read all about the details of the tray and shop all the items by clicking HERE.

kitchen with gray cabinets and green plant on counter

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Welcome to a simple summer home tour featuring our front porch and kitchen. Full of beautiful black and white -- a stylish neutral decor sure to inspire!

Welcome to a simple summer home tour featuring our front porch and kitchen. Full of beautiful black and white -- a stylish neutral decor sure to inspire!

I hope you enjoyed visiting our home! Next stop on the tour is another Bree’s home at ZDesign At Home. I love her home, her style and all her fabulous decor! So be sure to hop over to see her full summer home tour. You can also check out all the other stops on the tour by clicking on the links below.



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  2. Love, love, love your pretty black and white on the porch, so pretty and inviting. Your kitchen is always a favorite too. I love spending time in the kitchen and yours always looks so inviting. Thanks so much for joining the tour.

  3. Black and white and layered mats are perfection in my book! Love your home and your style and hey, that porch is new to me.. beautiful!

  4. Your home looks so gorgeous styled for summer, Laura! And yes…black and white are a winning combo in my book too. Such a pleasure touring with you.

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  6. I just adore your charming porch, Laura! I wish I could sit out there with a cup of coffee with you. Your kitchen is always filled with natural light, love it! Beautiful tour, as always friend!

  7. I’m loving the black and white on your summer porch with the pop of pink in your flowers! So beautiful and classic!

  8. laura, always a treat to stop by your gorgeous home. Love your porch and the idea of hanging art . a great spot to sit back and enjoy the summer season.

  9. What a lovely porch. I love your crisp and classic black and white color palette. You truly have one of the prettiest kitchens around.

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