2014 Summer Trends

I’ve always been a fan of keeping your home on the neutral side so that you can add accessories and switch up the look per season.

Here are the HOT trends you can possibly incorporate into your home this summer!


I’m sure you’ve been seeing these a lot lately, but I think they’re particularly great  for the summertime because of their nostalgia. They can be used in a number of ways.

Here are some examples:

mason jar pendants

DIY Light fixtures

blue mason jar lights

condiment mason jars

Perfect for a picnic or bbq!

outdoor lighting mason jars

cute DIY outdoor lighting

mason jar sconces

Indoor Sconces!

Last but not least, my favorite….spray painted gold! Super easy, high impact!

gold mason jars

gold spray paint


Trays are a great way to contain counter top clutter….don’t worry, you’re not the only one!

Grouping like items in trays not only looks better, but it makes it much easier when cleaning. Just pick up the tray rather than having to remove every item.

bath tray

bathroom tray- great for a guest bathroom.

coffee table tray 1

need a surface for your ottoman?

coffee table tray 2

organized catch-all for your book, magazine, remote, and other living room items.

table tray

place one on your dining table with your settings ready-to-go!

credenza tray

Place one in your entryway credenza with flowers, candles, picture frames and books.

kitchen tray

My favorite! Great for all those kitchen tools you need on-hand…olive-oil, salt, pepper, cutting boards.

They come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colors. Remember, they are accessories so don’t be afraid of bright and fun patterns! Here are some examples….

fun color tray

tray 2

tray 3

tray 1


Vintage florals are another summer trend that you can incorporate into textiles; pillows, bedding, shower curtains, etc. They can add feminine touch to any room.

Smith Bathroom Bucks, photographer Jamie Mason


vintage floral pillows

throw pillows


sofa slipcover


fabric- use as a table cloth or make a pillow.

shower curtain

shower curtain


upholstered headboard


Copper light fixtures have become popular recently as well. The light reflects beautifully off the copper-lined pendants. They can also help with achieving an industrial/contemporary look.

copper lights

copper-lined pendants

copper lights 2

metallic elements always spice up a room!

copper lights 3

beautiful glow!

copper pendant


Originally seen in menswear, the herringbone pattern has become very popular to use throughout the home. Slightly different from the trendy chevron pattern, herringbone is classic and overlays horizontal bricks at a 45 degree angle. The pattern comes from its resemblance to the skeleton of a herring fish, hence its name “herringbone”.

herringbone floors 1

beautiful marble floors

h- floors

wood floors

h- wallpaper

fun wallpaper

h- tile

marble backsplash

h- dresser