Seasons In The South

Summer Accents For A Florida Home


Fireplace with vase of fronds and lighted candles


Summer updates post 2021


 I haven't done anything drastic but last week I did make some small tweaks throughout the house to acknowledge summer.

Sometimes it is just moving existing pieces around to see what works but the beauty of designing with these bright tropical colors is that, just like in nature, they play so well together that the options seem limitless.


Orchid on fireplace with blue chairs



Fireplace with blue vase and lighted candles



Living room chairs with blue vase


Individually, I liked all of the possible vignettes but when I stood back, there were too many florals in the room. Something had to be eliminated and switched out.


Blue vase with hibiscus on table


I already have a couple of vases and glass bowls sprinkled around the room so I didn't want to do that again. A sculpture of some sort would be great but until I find the right piece, these candlesticks are my stand in.


Candlesticks on living room table



Cropped sofa table with blue candles


I did, though, find a new teapot and candle holder for the kitchen table.

Thank you, Home Goods.


Kitchen table summer 2021




Two sisters painting

A collection of coral vases gave this niche a fresh new look.



And nothing says summer like a basket of striped beach towels.

Basket of striped towels


These new hand towels were an easy refresh in a guest bathroom.


Blue lion and pagoda towels in guest bath


I'm guessing it is my Midwest background, but the changing of the seasons will probably always be my call to tweak, shuffle, and embellish our home.

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Paintings are the works of Brenda Belfield and Sharron Erbe. Both artist's pieces can be seen at the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples, Florida.




















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As a Midwesterner that has recently relocated to a coastal state, I am inspired by color and elegant but casual coastal design. I'd love to have you follow along as we update our home one colorful project at a time.