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Late Summer Home Tour

Late Summer Home Tour -pretty pastels in pink and purple and fresh flowers with a little Boho and Rustic Scandinavian design.
Late Summer Home Tour -pretty pastels and fresh flowers with a little Boho and Rustic Scandinavian design.

I’ve taken my time through July gathering and making a few pieces for this late summer home tour I’m sharing today.  I’ve enjoyed gathering up some perfect summer pieces that combine my rustic Scandinavian style, with more boho influence.

It’s the first of August, and officially the beginning of the second half of our Canadian summers.  Our kids go back to school the day after Labour Day, so we have one more full month to enjoy.  I’m already fighting off thoughts of back to school, especially as I see lots of my US friends prepping for their earlier start.  I’m trying to stay in summer mode as long as I can and squeeze out all it’s goodness before I turn to thoughts of packing lunches, back to routine and all things pumpkin -haha.

Late Summer Dining Room

summer dining room

It has taken me a little while to finish up my summer decor.  Usually in blogland we’re at least trying to work way ahead…but of course the funny thing about blogging about your life is it’s always a funny balance of doing things in advance to inspire others, and the sharing in real time to keep it authentic.  This tour is erring on the authentic side…and perhaps a little late in terms of blogging.

I love my home more and more since completing the living room and eating area makeover for the last One Room Challenge (and I can’t wait to hopefully tackle the kitchen for this fall’s next One Room Challenge -update: it’s done, check out the kitchen reveal here.).  So this was my first time since the big reveal in the spring to enjoy decorating the space in the living room and eating area for a new season.  I wanted to add in some pastels for summer.  I used a bit of pink, a little aqua, and a touch of lilac and that spilled over to the rest of the main floor too.

Summer Home Tour

This pretty runner is sure to be a new favourite -made from some vintage curtains found on a fun thrift store hunt while on vacation.  I love the colours and the pretty fringe edging.

Summer entrance table

I spruced up the entrance way with some pretty vintage bottles holding some ferns.

ferns in vintage bottles

And a call for summer adventures!

entrance table

I had fun adding lots of flowers for our little tour.  Some were wild flowers found on a walk and others were from my garden.  One of the things I love about summer is picking fresh flowers all the time.

dining room tour

Living Room

Now into the living room where I had the most fun.

Summer Home Tour

We brought our garden bench from outside to use as a coffee table and shifted the ottoman over to in front of the chairs.  I really like it.  It’s super practical with lots of space for coffee cups and the rustic pink bench looks great.

living room tour

I styled it with a pretty little grouping of cactus in a rose gold container, and sweet little brass watering can -one of my yard sale scores this summer.


It was fun adding lots of pretty pillows to the couch and bringing in some colour with pink and a little aqua too.  I’m a little obsessed with vintage wool blankets lately.  They’re always the first thing I check at the thrift store lately.  This one had the perfect bit of pink!

white couch

It’s amazing how just a little colour can add lots of life to a space.

Summer living room

From the same set of thrifted curtains as I made the runner from, I also made a cushion.  I love it too, and I think I might have to make at least one more.  I love the fringe and the boho vibe it adds.

living room tour


The mantel got a little refresh too, I think my favourite part is the pretty tassel bunting.

Summer mantel

We crafted it ourselves with some cotton yarn and dip dyed it in Koolaid!  I’ll be sure to share the simple tutorial soon.

Late Summer Home Tour

My little market bag full of hydrangea area – another favourite.

hydrangea in a basket

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers.

Late Summer Home Tour -pretty pastels and fresh flowers with a little Boho and Rustic Scandinavian design.

Over on the other side of the room there are a few more simple summer touches.

summer living room

rustic boho home tour

I had some pretty birch poles in the corner of this room for the spring, but wanted to add a summer vibe with some pretty driftwood.

boho driftwood sticks

These were so simple to make -found the driftwood at the lake and painted with a little craft paint.  See the tutorial for the painted driftwood sticks here.

Eating Area

flowers and cookies on a table

Over in the kitchen, a few treats.  We’re loving being home and having time to do things like make a pillow fort, run through the sprinkler, or bake.  This morning my youngest daughter made a batch of oatmeal cookies and they’re sooo good!  We’ll see how long they last. 😉

purple and white cone flowers and grasses bouquet

Thanks for joining me, and I hope it’s inspired you to maybe add a few pretty colours for summer, or pick a bouquet of flowers for your table.

With a Late Summer Home Tour, life really is a party!

You might also like our Cozy Summer Living Room tour here.

Also check out our Summer Table here.

Summer Tablescape -garden flowers in vintage bottles under glass cloches create a simple, easy summer time table for entertaining.

You might also enjoy our Geometric Pink and Gold Tablescape here.


  1. I’ve been looking through your blog and love your beautiful boho ideas. I too love boho but add a bit of farmstyle to it. You do boho up perfectly, clean, calm and soft. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Joanne, thanks for so much for looking around and your sweet comment. So happy to offer a little inspiration.
    Best, Dannyelle

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