Sooooooo.....I might have gone a little crazy with the lemons.
I've been so excited to use them in our dining room/entry way area after winning the cutest little faux lemon tree from a fun Instagram giveaway a few months ago (thanks, Page @charmingcape!)--that little tree inspired the whole room's look! Lemons are just so dang happy. How could I NOT go crazy? 😉 Let me show you around, plus I'll share why I couldn't stand those hanging flowers for one more second...!
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If we are Insta-buddies [HERE], you'll know exactly what purpose this table REALLY serves.... 😉 But when I'm playing pretend and messing with all my pretties, I sure like to get it styled just right! Love setting the table for my guests, even if they are imaginary and/or end up eating all crammed in our kitchen like we always do. ;)
I was feelin' those classic country summer colors of blues and yellows mixed with chippy whites and a relaxed vibe, so (if you can believe it....) this room feels very simplified and easy to me. I mean, y'all know my normal cray ideas....(see [HERE] and [HERE]...), so this is sitch is pretty simple and chill to match our simplified summer vibes.
To add a little lemon-y goodness to one of the empty walls, I hung three cutting boards and layered them with lemon sprigs (all from Hobby Lobby), and then layered once again with the cutest "fresh lemonade" wood sign from Down Grace Lane. Sweet and simple all around--love this little spot!
For a SUPER easy centerpiece, I just cut up some faux olive bushes (HobLob again) and other various fake flowers I had in my garage/store 😉, stuck a table cloth much the same color as the dough bowl down inside to add volume, popped the stems all around...and then dumped some fake lemons on top! Easy peasy...LEMON squeasy!!! Yeeeessssssss. 🙌🏻 You are WELCOME for my amazing sense of humor, guys. Truly welcome. 💁🏻🙄
The place settings also took on a pretty happy, easy vibe--simple scalloped white plates, the CUTEST napkins from Kitch Studios, and topped off with one little faux lemon and an olive sprig. Simple, lemon-y beauty. 🍋🌿
Aaaaaaannnddd....the spot I was most nervous to show y'all...because I took down the hanging flowers ladder up above the buffet! 😬🙈 I know, I know, but it was just...time. Do you guys ever just NEED your space to simplify, to be stripped down, to have room and margin for nothingness in places?? That hanging flowers ladder was seriously one of my very favorite creations [HERE], and I loved the inspiration it gave to my buddies (you guys made some GORG hanging flowers displays, F to the Y to the I...😍). But I just needed to rip it down and replace it with something a bit more.....less, if that makes sense. Something more simplified and chill to match our simplified summer chill lifestyle, I guess. So! A single (faux) lemon tree framed by an open wood frame (HobLob), a simple farmhouse wood sign from Three Mango Seeds, and just a few more small lemon-y touches. I mean, to some this might still seem busy...but....did you SEE those hanging flowers??! 😳😉
Anyway, do you guys ever feel like that? Like you want your home to reflect your lifestyle that season, either season of life or season of the year? Or maybe you can relate to NEEDING to rip down fun but busy decor in favor of something simpler on the eyes? Just wondering if anyone felt me on that urge!
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