Summer Coastal Kitchen

Summer Coastal Kitchen

We are celebrating summer in the coastal kitchen!  Summer is the one season of the year where the sun pours into the kitchen and to be honest, it makes me giddy with happiness! For this coastal girl, it’s no suprise that summer is my favorite season. We love to grill and serve the family feasts full of fresh veggies, fruits, grilled meats and seafood. With 4 kids (teens), we find our new coastal kitchen is now the main hub of entertainment and we are ready for improptu dinners feeding their friends. Oh my… 16 year old boys eat A LOT! Before I strike up the grill, let me pour you a glass of iced tea or maybe a mojito if you prefer, and come take a peek at our summer coastal kitchen

Hydrangeas and Limes

I hope you had a chance to see our Summer Blues Coastal Family Room Tour. It’s bathed in sea inspired shades of navy, cobalt, seaglass and turquoise, along with plenty of fresh tropical greenery. The theme continues into the kitchen and my office / sunroom. 

Summer Coastal Kitchen

If you follow me on Instagram (which I hope you do. It is where you will find me the most these days), then you probably saw my Instastories where I gave you a tour of my garden and all the different hydrangeas blooming right now. I LOVE cutting hydrangea blooms, making arrangements with them and even drying them. One bush can produce a such kaleidescope of colors. 

Summer Coastal Kitchen

The soft shades of lime green and sea glass – periwinkle blues are crushing on me this week. Isn’t God’s creation mind blowing? The beauty is amazing. 

Summer Coastal Kitchen

Ha! I didn’t even realize until I started editing the photos that my flip flops were in the shot. Ooops! The kitchen has quite a bit of sand on the floor today, hence the flip flops. I promise I’ll swiffer later….. like tomorrow….. hey, it’s summer. 

Summer Coastal Kitchen

Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Summer Coastal Kitchen

Summer Coastal Kitchen

Summer Coastal Kitchen

Let’s move into our eating area of the coastal kitchen. Summertime to me says simplicity. Flower arrangements and decor should be straight from the garden or maybe raid your neighbor’s garden! Allow casual coastal elegance to reign supreme. Take single fern stems, or hosta stems, what ever greenery you have and place them in cobalt blue glass bottles for a fuss free, 5 minute centerpiece. My bottles are over 20 years old but I found them at the dollar store.  You can also hit up the grocery store florist and ask her for a bunch of greenery like ferns or lemon leaves, which will cost around $3 or less. This easy centerpiece will last for a few weeks. 

Coastal Kitchen Summer Tour

Easy Summer Centerpiece

I moved the console table from our foyer into the kitchen and filled it with white cake servers, bowls and our oversized platters. The mirror was previously over the fireplace but I like it in here for now at least. Like always, when decorating, don’t be afraid to shop your house and completely change things around. 

Summer Coastal Kitchen Tour

Right next to our summer coastal kitchen is my office aka the sunroom. Any sunroom should be filled with tropical house plants right? We have been slowly adding more and more houseplants to help with the air quality in our home. Houseplants are imperative to good quality of air. I wrote an article a few years ago that went viral about The 10 BEST Houseplants that Clean Your Home Air…. check it out. Natural beauty with a purpose…. sounds good to me. 

Coastal Sun Room

Coastal Sunroom

In case you all were wondering, the kodedama are still going strong! Aren’t they whimsical and fun? I water them once every two weeks. 

DIY Kokedama - Japanese Moss Ball Planters

Coastal Kitchen - Summer Home Tour

The boys are coming in from a day of surfing, and I have my crock pot pork bbq wrapped in banana leaves from the back yard almost done, so I will sign off now. This kitchen is about to get messy with family and friends…. and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😉

Wishing you Sweet Summer Bliss,

KIM

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Comments

  1. your kitchen looks amazing kim!

  2. Kris McCabe says:

    What the what?? Tell me more about BBQ wrapped in banana leaves.
    P.s. Everything looks awesome as usual!!

  3. Shirley says:

    Beautiful Beautiful Love the blue hydrangeas! The kitchen faucet is outstanding. Something I would never think of. House is great.

  4. Mary E Gallagher says:

    I love the color green, but right now that’s the color I have turned because I am so jealous of your kitchen! Gorgeous! You are so talented!

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Noticed your kitchen sink shape, unusual to me, haven’t seen one like that and your faucet is awesome. Just loved seeing your kitchen and dining area, so, so nice, love it. Enjoy your home, it’s wonderful.
    We had 3 teenagers at once along with neighborhood of teens who seemed to be at our house a lot growing up. Such a nice bunch of kids. Our oldest son lives close to where we did, is back with all his old friends, is so much happier. He was living in KY for few years so when he got divorced he moved back to San Diego area, does so much with everybody he knew as a kid. They’re all in late 40’s, fifties now. His youngest son lives with him, oldest is in college in KY. Sure do remember what it’s like to feed teenage boys, lol, no bottom to their appetites. Have wonderful week.

    • Thank you Jane Ellen! I’m loving the new sink. I purposely chose a single basin vs. a 2 sided sink. It fits large pans in it easily. Thanks for sharing about your boys! Have a lovely week too! ~ KIM

  6. So fresh, crisp, and pretty!

  7. Your kitchen is so beautiful, really inspiring and love the colors!

  8. We just planted hydrangeas in our yard! We loved having them at our houses in New York and Hawaii, although they are doing SO much better here in Virginia. Can’t wait until they’re big enough to cut blossoms for decorating. I love the pairing of all that beautiful pale color with the white pitcher and seaglass candles!! And I just LOVE your cabinets! I love the glass-front uppers over the white lowers. We are thinking of doing something like that when we redo our kitchen. Can I ask where you got them?

    • Thank you so much Kristin! Our cabinets were custom made by Dave’s Cabinets in Chesapeake. We love them too! My hydrangeas aren’t producing as many blooms this summer as previous summers because they are under our crepe myrtle trees which are starting to become huge and the hydrangeas really need more sun. But I’m cutting and enjoying each and ever bloom I can! 😉 Good luck with your hydrangeas! They LOVE NOVA!

  9. I LOVE your kitchen, and can’t get that backsplash tile out of my mind. Would you mind telling me where you got it?

  10. Hi Kim,
    Your kitchen is beautiful! Could you please tell me what your back splash tiles are? They are perfect.
    Thank you!

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