Today I’m joining up with Marty and Cristina and Jenn and Anita and Sarah to share our summer home tours.
Though I’m only sharing my summer living room.
And it’s not because I’m holding out on you.
It’s because I wasn’t originally scheduled to be a part of this summer home tour with Marty & Cristina & Jenn & Anita & Sarah and all the other fabulous bloggers who’ll be sharing their fabulous homes dressed up for summer all week long (see links at the bottom of this post).
You see, the amazing Marty at A Stroll Through Life (who has been organizing these seasonal home tours for years and years and years) asked me at the end of last week(!) if I could jump in to fill the spot of a blogger who couldn’t participate.
And I’m the kind of person who when asked to jump responds with a “how high.“
So Marty asked if I could jump start one room. And I jump started my living room. For summer.
However, this is not my summer living room.
I mean, it’s my house.
And my living room.
And it’s summery.
And while I’m absolutely going with a sunny, summery gray and yellow theme this year … when Marty asked me to jump, I had in my possession 99% of what I needed to put my summer living room together.
Except the pillows.
And now you’re scratching your heads thinking …. um, Linda? … I see sunny, summery gray and yellow pillows on that there couch.
Yes, yes you do.
I ordered these pillow covers months ago (here’s the affiliate link on Amazon) because they were sunny and summery and gray and yellow. Aand ridiculously, incredibly, dumbfoundenly affordable.
And I do like them. Truly.
But when they showed up they were a bit brighter than I thought. And now that they’re in the living room, I’m thinking they’re too youthful? Like they belong in a tween/teen room? Or a college dorm?
I just can’t put my finger on it.
Honestly, I was having the hardest time finding just the right yellow pillow cover. Or yellow fabric to make my own pillow covers.
I wanted something soft. Subtle. Buttery. Almost neutral-ish. Kind of like how blush pink transformed pink.
I want that transformative yellow color.
And I searched high and low and found nada. Nothing. Nunca.
Apparently soft-subtle-almost-neutral yellow fabric is not “in” this year.
Which means I’m either so far behind the trends that I missed the whole trendy soft-buttery-almost-neutral yellow decor.
just maybe …
stay with me here …
I’m so ahead of the trends that soft-buttery-almost-neutral yellow decor is still a future trend.
In my (failed) second(!) quest for those soft-buttery-almost-neutral yellow pillow covers, I stumbled across some pillows described as “gold.” (Here’s the shop and listing) And since I’m not getting my desired soft, buttery, almost neutral yellow this year, I decided to jump on the gold yellow bandwagon. And I ordered the two gold ones on the right.
There’s no guarantee I’ll like those two-on-the-right gold pillow covers any more than the youthful-too-bright-yellow flower ones. I won’t know until they get here …
and I may deem them too bright. And bold. As well.
But what I will guarantee is when those two-on-the-right gold pillows arrive, I’ll be back with a second summer living room tour.
For more summer decorating inspiration, be sure to check out my blogging friends who are sharing their homes today …
A Stroll Thru Life , Clean & Scentsible, Far Above Rubies, Remodelando La Casa, It All Started With Paint, Life On Virginia Street
… and all week long!
Setting For Four, Duke Manor Farm, Decor To Adore. House By Hoff , Inspiration For Moms, Pink Peppermint Design
Modern Glam , Fox Hollow Cottage , Thrifty & Chic , 11 Magnolia Lane , Grace In My Space , Hymns & Verses
Seeking Lavender Lane , StoneGable , Designing Vibes , CITIRINELIVING , Our Southern Home , Southern State Of Mind
The Woodgrain Cottage , Life On Cedar Lane, Thistlewood Farms , White Arrows Home, Follow The Yellow Brick Home
P.S. If you get a chance, feel free to pin! 🙂
P.P.S. I’m not completely sure, but the youthful-too-bright yellow and gray pillows are kind of growing on me!
P.P.P.S I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how I made that yellow daisy mason jar later this week.
P.P.P.P.S. You can see a tutorial on how I made that decoupage terracotta pot here.
I love the yellow floral pillow! Our daughter’s master bedroom is gray & yellow and I can’t wait to show her your living room. I do not think the yellow is too youthful or bright, goodness knows we need a healthy dose of cheer in these gloomy times. But if they aren’t what you see in your mind’s eye I get it. Have you considered fading them down a bit with some bleach?
I never thought of trying to bleach them. Hmmmm … 🙂 Linda
Heather Luckhurst says
Love your cozy and beautiful living room! I’m so glad you jumped in to the tour!! Yellow is definitely a hard color to get right! I do love your yellows with gray and white- such a cheery yet relaxing color palette! Xo Heather
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
What a fun tour, I may be different, but I love your too youthful yellow pillows. I adore the new ones you ordered too. Your home is always so beautifully done and always so nice to tour. Your are a jewel for jumping in on the tour this season. I can’t thank you enough. Great tour and such a fun post.
I actually like those fresh yellow and gray floral pillows. I think they bring that flush of excitement you get when summer is finally here. Exuberant! Not subtle and they don’t care! I look forward to the new pillow covers just to compare. In the meantime, if you don’t care for them indoors, perhaps on a sunporch or patio?
They are actually starting to grow on me the longer they remain on the couch! But they may make some appearances in other rooms of the house! Great suggestion! 🙂 Linda
target has some surprisingly nice pillows at a great price! You should try there. had nice ones in yellows and golds
I didn’t even think of looking at Target – great idea! I guess because I’ve been avoiding retail locations for the past couple of months. But I’ll take a look at online! 🙂 Linda
Hi Linda, your home is always tour ready! Gray and yellow is a beautiful combo, I like the pretty pillow covers. It’s always fun home touring with you! 💛
Haha! I think it looks gorgeous – pillows and all! But I totally get what you mean. Sometimes it just feels off and you can’t get past it. I love the geometric yellow pillow on the bottom right. Hope your new ones fulfill your summer living room dreams!
Still waiting on those gold pillows, but the floral is starting to grow on me! Ha! 🙂 Linda
Sharon Peterson says
I absolutely love your pillows. Maybe I am just young a heart but I think they look super!
Nothing wrong with being young at heart! I may be too since they are growing on me! 🙂 Linda
NANCY CREWS says
Much of my home here in Middle TN was destroyed by a tornado in March. As I plan for the rebuilding, I have decided to make a lot of color changes. When I saw your yellow and gray decor ideas, I fell in love. My thoughts have been running along the same lines. My bedroom furniture is dark, so I want to lighten the room with a pretty grey color and accent with my yellow pottery collection. All the trim will be white. You made my day.
Oh my! How sad to have your home destroyed. I’m so sorry! Hopefully no one is hurt. And homes can be rebuilt. So happy to offer some color inspiration! 🙂 Linda
Your living room is beautiful! I’m older than you and I love those pillows! How fun and summer loving! I would love for you to head downstate and do my entire house. I would never had thought to put things together as you do; your home is tasteful yet comfortable without being stuffy. Everyone deserves some whimsy in their life. If it is a couple of pillows, so what?! They won’t be there forever. Please quit being so hard on yourself.
Your living room looks cheery and welcoming for summer, and love the yellow colorp you chose. Thanks for joining the tours with us. Have a great summer!
What a cheerful room! I adore yellow and gray paired together. So happy to be on tour with you!
White Arrows Home says
I think those pillows look amazing, but I’ll be excited to see the other ones as well! So glad you joined the tour! So inspiring!
Hey there! I think the yellows are fabulous. They don’t look teenish to me. They really pop. Happy summer!
Karins Kottage says
So so pretty! I have yellow walls right now and I have been debating on whether or not to paint them white. I love how your room looks with all the white and yellow and grey accents. I would love it if you would come and link up to my Centerpiece Wednesday Linky party. I fact I believe you might recognize one your links on there today 🙂 https://karinskottage.com/2020/06/centerpiece-wednesday-linky-party-is-back.html
Debra A Oliver says
your living room is so fun and summery. love the yellows and neutral/grays. shopping on-line can be so hard to get exactly what we have in mind. thanks so much for joining in at All About Home!
I just love this combo of grey and yellow. I know for next summer I’m doing grey, but couldn’t decide on a second color. But seeing the yellow is so inspiring that I’m jumping on the band wagon.
You always a great style 🙂
Varun Sharma says
Amazing Pictures…!!! Your room is so beautiful and yeah the color combination is so wonderful. I like it very much.
Thank you and thank you!!! 🙂 Linda
Tamara Anka says
I love your beautiful yellow and grey palette – it’s so vibrant and fresh for summer, and such a happy energy! Happy summer! xo
I think the pillows are lovely! Your living room is so pretty and summery and that desk that pulls up to the chair is amazing!
So happy to be touring with you!
I actually love those pillows but totally understand what you mean by that soft buttery yellow – which these are not, I agree! Fingers crossed for the gold pillows! Your living room looks absolutely amazing, by the way.
Thank you so much! I’m still waiting for those gold pillows! At this rate, they may be my 2021 summer home tour! Ha!
laura janning says
i think the pillow combo is perfect the way it is! your living room looks so bright and pretty. hope you are doing well.
Gray and yellow is the prettiest combo and it’s perfect for summertime! Thanks for sharing. xo
Thanks for stopping by!
Wow…I am quite impressed with your ability to wing it. I would have never guessed that this was a last minute endeavor. Then again, your bright and airy living room just lends itself to summer. Beautiful tour (and good luck finding that perfect hue of yellow).
Thank you! 🙂 Linda
Maybe not THE pillow of your dreams, but they look really festive and fun. How about embroidering or glueing some yarn details over some of the brighter areas to tone done the color? You could fill in the petals, and it could be great, and add some rustic texture! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
So pretty! I think the grey and yellow look so good together! Such a beautiful room!
Thank you so much!!! 🙂 Linda
Karen Del Tatto says
I LOVE how you decorated your living room! It’s just so warm and inviting and above all bright and airy and cheerful! So many adjectives!
It was a treat to stop by.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Julie Briones says
I think the pillows are perfect! A great pop for your neutral setting, and the mason jars look perfect with them too! We’ve missed you at Tuesday Turn About lately… hope to see you this week!
Julie Briones says
And, I’m so glad to have you back with us, I’m featuring you tomorrow as one of my summer treasures on TTA! See you then!