Summer, Summer Where Are Thou?

Anyone living on the "wet" coast can attest to our absolutely awful June......lets just say the weather stinks. So when Style at Home sent me their recent summer trends report it brought warmth to my day!

Here are what they see as top three trends this summer.

Aegean Blue

Love, love blue {ok, red is my favourite but blue is a close second} Just the name Aegean feels summery, anything from the Mediterranean brings warmth, don't you think? 
I have been noticed blue popping up everywhere, which I love. It is a fresh change from black, also a nice classic colour but blue brings freshness to a space.

Country Colours

Country colours brings that feeling of relaxed summer living into a home. The crumpled chintz, pale linens, florals and pastels all give home that airy fresh feel, prefect for those lazy summer days.



Hailing from Turkey, kilim rugs bring personality and colour to homes. Bright and crisp, they add that extra layer to a space. To me it evokes the feeling of warmth and relaxation, something we all crave throughout the summer months.

 I am on the lookout for one for my entry - hoping to create a warm and inviting entrance.

Hoping it is feeling summery where you are. My local pals can attest to the fact that we are itching to feel warmth on our skin and to get outside! 

XO Barbara


  1. You can have some of our humidity!! Love the trends.

  2. Poopers on your weather! Couldn't we just mix some of mine with some of yours? That would be perfect! It hasn't rained all year.

  3. You can't be more right Barbara. All I want to do is curl up in one of those rugs. Wrong!!!

  4. i love this blue. I guess I shouldn't call it turquoise anymore : )
    We are getting out sunshine and yes it is wonderful!

  5. I love the kilim trend... just ordered one! Can't wait for it to get here!

  6. Hope you don't end up with a horrible, rainy summer like you had last year! (We're having terrific summer weather in Toronto!) Always nice to see the trends for each season! Definitely feeling the Aegean blue this year!

  7. Oh yes! I would love a kilim rug for my front entry as well, but I'd be afraid it would get ruined from the constant wet feet!

  8. Don't you know it! Brrrrr. I'm so ready for a stretch of sunshine. And definitely a kilim rug would bring some sunshine in no matter what the weather is doing outside :-)


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