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Welcome to my summer kitchen! I honestly think this is my favorite look yet – not just in here, but all throughout our home. I’m loving having green and blue touches surrounding us…it just feels happy. I think we could all use a dose of happiness, and my summer kitchen decorating is definitely that!  

New striped rugs (so perfectly summer!), my favorite ginger jars in gorgeous blues, vibrant green limes, punchy green apples, classic dried moss balls, faux and real hydrangeas, all wrapped up with my favorite blue and white chinoiserie pieces, of course. Come in and join me in our summer kitchen!

I’d like to extend a very big thank you to Safavieh and Lauren Haskell Designs for gifting product for our kitchen. Affiliate links are provided throughout this post  – see my full disclosure policy here.

Beautiful white kitchen with summer decor - blue and white striped rug, blue ginger jars and hydrangeas.

I’ve said it many times, I need to live in a hot climate. If I could have this look year-round in our home, I absolutely would. If you haven’t seen my summer living room decorating, you need to – click here to read it! So much blue and green happiness :)
White kitchen with blue and white hydrangeas and ginger jars for summer. I got really lucky when my hubby found the perfect mix of blue and white hydrageas for me at Costco last week. It is so hard finding plentiful fresh cut flowers where we live, and I was so excited when we discovered these beauties! Aren’t they just perfect in here?Fresh cut blue and white hydrangeas styled on a gold tray with a bowl of limes - the perfect summer centrepiece!Blue and white hydrangeas arranged in a large glass bowl. Such pretty colors and I love how they pick up all the other colors around the kitchen and our adjacent living room. The greenery in the leaves compliments the green accents on our shelves, and of course my cute little limes and apples.Beautiful kitchen styled with blue and white hydrangeas, fresh limes, green apples and blue and white accents.

White kitchen decorated for summer with blue and white ginger jars and hydrangeas.You all know I love my faux florals too, but give me gorgeous blooms like these (that are still going so strong) in my favorite colors and I am happy!Beautiful blue and white hydrangeas for summer styled on a gold tray with a bowl of fresh limes.Summer kitchen decorating - blue and white striped rugs, ginger jars and hydrangeas for a crisp and airy feel.

Kitchen with Chippendale bar stools, blue and white accessories for summer.

KITCHEN SHELVES WITH GREEN TOUCHESOpen kitchen shelves with blue and white chinoiserie and greenery for summer.

If you remember my spring kitchen decorating (click here to see it), then you saw how I styled our open shelves and the inspiration behind them. Adding touches of dried moss balls and greenery completes the look and am so happy with the results.Built-in kitchen shelves with blue and white chinoiserie and touches of greenery.

Kitchen island decorated for summer with blue and white hydrangeas.Blue and white chinoiserie decorated shelves for summer.

It’s incredible what the color green can do, and how much life it brings to any space. I don’t have houseplants (I kill them all haha), so adding faux greenery, or cut branches from the yard, is the best alternative for me! I love how our shelves look with all these pretty green elements scattered around.
Summer decorating in the kitchen - shelving with blue and white bowls, dishes and jars, with touches of greenery for summer.

GINGER JARS: THE PERFECT ACCESSORY!Kitchen with fresh and faux hydrangeas, blue and white ginger jars for summer.

I use these faux hydrangeas all over and I love the white blossoms in my pale blue ginger jar from Lauren Haskell designs. I’ve shared my love of Lauren’s gorgeous ginger jars from her online shop,, where she offers so many color and style options.Summer kitchen decorating - ginger jars flanking the stove with a faux hydrangea arrangement styled on a marble tray on top.I flanked the range with my new custom blue jars (this color is FN-031), blue and white pieces and my large white ginger jars as well. I’m so obsessed with these ginger jars, they come in so many beautiful colors and I love this punchy blue addition in our home.Kitchen decorating details wit ginger jars and faux hydrangeas.Accented with my pretty green limes and granny smith apples, the result is a deliciously fresh take on summer ;) – and it’s so simple to use fresh produce to add a gorgeous dose of color.White kitchen with beautiful ginger jars, blue and white striped rug and faux hydrangeas.Summer kitchen decorated with blue and white ginger jars, flowers and striped rugs. I am so in love with this summer kitchen decorating vibe and this crisp, clean color palette.
Kitchen island styled with beautiful blue and white hydrangeas.

Kitchen island with hydrangeas and limes.Summer decorated kitchen with blue and white accents, striped rugs, greenery and hydrangeas.

BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED RUGS = SUMMER PERFECTION!Summer decorated kitchen with a coastal vibe - blue and white striped rug, ginger jars and hydrangeas.

I don’t think anything says summer more than blue and white stripes, and our gorgeous new Montauk striped 4 x 6′ area rug and 2 x 7′ runner from Safavieh are the perfect addition to my summer kitchen decorating theme. 

They’re preppy and modern, casual and chic, and they brighten our kitchen with their soft blue and ivory tones.
Beautiful kitchen with striped rugs, ginger jars, blue and white accents and greenery.I used this oversized light blue Turkish towel as a runner on the island, to play up the soft blues in the rugs as well. It can even be used as a table cloth it’s so big. I have a few in different blues and I just love them, they’re so versatile.
Fresh summer kitchen decor - blue and white, hydrangeas, ginger jars and striped rugs.

Kitchen decorating with summer touches - blue and white, striped rugs and hydrangeas.Our rugs lighten and brighten our space and bring that coastal feel to our kitchen that I love so much. They’re the perfect compliment to all of our blue, white and green kitchen accents.
Beautiful white kitchen accented with blue and white striped rugs, ginger jars and hydrangeas.I love having a runner in front of the refrigerator too, which is new for us – it balances out the rug on the opposite side of the island, and helps our space feel more finished.Gorgeous white kitchen with black island, blue and white ginger jars, striped rugs and hydrangeas. Thank you for reading with me, I’m always so happy to have you here. I hope you found some kitchen decorating inspiration today! Stay tuned for more summer decorating coming soon! xo

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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! Unfortunately I have no paint colors! They were the only ivory and black options available when we designed this space 11 years ago!

  2. Hi there! I love your kitchen colors! Did you have your perimeter cabinets painted? If so, do you know the color?

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you Julie, I’m so happy you like everything! We LOVE our new rugs and the coastal chic vibe! And they’re so affordable!! Thank you for reading with me! xo

  4. tamaraanka says:

    Thank yo use much Krista! You can definitely get your kitchen looking like this! A few ginger jars, florals and layers of blue and white with pops go green! Thank you so much for stopping by!! Happy summer! xo

  5. tamaraanka says:

    Stacey thank you so much! Blue is my favorite that’s for sure! And ginger jars too! So happy you love them also! Thank you for the kind words and encouragement! xo

  6. tamaraanka says:

    Shannon you’re always so kind, thank you my friend! I’m thrilled you like it, and so happy you stopped by! xox

  7. Exquisite! You’ve got an incredible home, and incredible style.
    Everything is looking so fresh and pretty for Summertime.

  8. Such a great palette of colors, so calming and so beautiful. You always have the most amazing accessories, love, love, love those ginger jars. Great job Tamara.
    I’m always inspired by your posts, keep them coming please!

  9. Tamara Amazing! As hard as I try I can never get my kitchen to look so gorgeous!
    Your arrangements are stunning as usual. So talented.

  10. Wow! so clean, so bright and beautiful. One of my favorite kitchens ever and I love your new rugs!! Once again great job Tamara.

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