Inspired by: Blue and Green Florals

Happy almost summer! Does it bother you when people start saying things like “happy summer” before the official start date? I’m fine with it as long as it’s within a reasonable time frame. Saying happy summer right now? I get it. Saying happy summer back in May? Negative. Living in Florida, as soon as the weather warms up (so, February), people tend to break out the “it’s summertime!” Facebook statuses. No, people. Don’t care if it’s 94 degrees, April is springtime, dang it.

With summer quickly upon us, I’ve been drawn to light, bright airy decor and fashion. That’s looking like lots of florals, sun dresses, and greens and blues. I’ve never been one to rotate my decor seasonally (excluding holiday decorations), but it’s something I’ve thought about incorporating into my home. If that’s not a sign that I’m a real, bonafide adult, I don’t know what it is. I doubt I’ll do it this year since we’re still renovating our second story, but perhaps I will in the coming year when we’re done shuffling rooms (and contractors are forever barred from entering my home).

Since I won’t be purchasing seasonal decor this year, I thought it would be fun to do it virtually. Below are two different summery vignettes I’ve been drawn to as of late. I curated looks, both home decor and fashion, inspired by them. Happy {almost} summer!

Sarah Bartholomew Green Hills Georgian


Green Floral Inspiration »

  1. Mirror – Love the shape of this.
  2. Fern print – This print accents the fern-iture quite well. (ha! Sorry, couldn’t help it.)
  3. Lamp
  4. Loveseat – This is beautiful little loveseat reminds me of Lily Pulitzer.
  5. Velvet Pillow
  6. Meadow Pillow – This pillow is a small, inexpensive way to bring a little summer into your decor.
  7. Dress – I’m digging the print on this summery dress. And it’s only $30.
  8. Garden stool – Cute and fun prints and patterns are the theme of this look. The pattern on this garden stool is no exception.
  9. Necklace
  10. Earrings
  11. Planter – A classic. See more blue and white below.
  12. Shoes – I never thought I’d see a pair of pea green shoes and think they were cute. Well, these look cute and comfortable.

Blue and White Floral


Blue Floral Inspiration »

  1. Botanical Prints – I typically stick to green botanicals, but these blues are gorgeous.
  2. Pillow
  3. Plates – I’m a firm believer in using beautiful plates for everyday meals. Feels fancier, ya know? These are beautiful and not ridiculously expensive.
  4. Chair – Blue and white stripes combined with comfort–does it get any better?
  5. Mirror – I’ve always oogled over bone inlay frames and mirrors. This isn’t cheap, but it’s a stunner.
  6. Purse
  7. Dress – I’m in love with this feminine dress.
  8. Necklace
  9. Planter – My grandmother passed away years ago and she had one of these planters. My dad asked me if I wanted it and I said no at the time. WHY, SHANNON OF 2013, WHY??
  10. Scarf – The tassels make the scarf.
  11. Curtain Panels – Do people change their drapery by the season? I don’t think so, but maybe we should start the movement.
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