Summer Home Style in the Kitchen

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We’re in full blown summer over here!  The days are long and needless to say it is HOT down here in Texas!  But I’m bringing in some summer decor to cool things off and brighten things up in our Kitchen, so welcome to my Summer Home Style in the Kitchen!

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*This post contains affiliate links and was sponsored by Walmart, one of my favorite brands.  All opinions, photographs, styling and product selections are my own.  Please find my full disclosure policy here.  

I know so many of you have been waiting to see our full kitchen tour/reveal.  We finally had our refrigerator door panels installed two weeks ago but the staining process still has to be completed.  It took them a bit to get the stain just right to match the other white oak cabinets and shelves in the space so now we’re just waiting on the final coat of varnish to finish it off.  Once that is complete I’ll be able to share a full kitchen reveal with you soon…I can’t wait!

how to style your kitchen island with walmart home decor

In the mean time I have been looking for things to decorate our kitchen with.  I have a lot of surfaces to cover and was so excited to partner with Walmart on this post to pull this off!  I started with some beautiful two-tone stoneware bowls, a speckled vase that I’m so in love with and a salted coconut candle, that smells amazing!  Oh and a great water hyacinth basket tray from Walmart  by Better Homes & Gardens.

summer kitchen decor from walmart - how to style your kitchen island

Everything fit right into my existing decor and gave me that summer vibe I was looking for in my kitchen.  This speckled white vase has me swooning for sure!  I also got this vase in another shape that you’ll see up on the shelf behind my island.

speckled modern vase

The stoneware bowls are beautiful too and have that speckled look as well!  They are great for cereal so I just keep them out on the counter in my tray to use each morning.  This also helps to create a beautiful focal point on my kitchen island.

stoneware bowls - two tone - how to style your kitchen island

stoneware bowls, round rattan tray, speckled vase on kitchen island

Really, really love the water hyacinth basket tray as well to corral items and to add a pop of summer in here!

rattan tray with bowls and vase on kitchen island

I also grabbed a couple of candles.  I really love this salted coconut mahogany candle.  It smells amazing and I love the simplicity of the lidded jar.

candle on pedestal on kitchen island

summer kitchen styled with basket, vase and candles - how to style your kitchen island

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On our white oak shelves behind my island I added a few more Walmart Home pieces.  I needed some wine glasses – so glad to see I could get these simple, modern glasses at Walmart.  Honestly I can get anything for my home at Walmart these days, and I love that!

style open shelves in kitchen with white zellige tile backsplash

I also found this scalloped gray planter just by popping into my local store so that I could add a pop of summer color with greenery to my open shelves.  Isn’t it darling?!  And I picked up the asparagus fern in my Walmart Garden Center as well.

gray scalloped pop on open shelves in kitchen

white oak open shelves in the kitchen with styled decor from walmart

gray scalloped pot on open shelves in kitchen styled summer walmart decor

styled open kitchen white oak shelves

As mentioned before I also ordered this speckled white bubble vase on line.  Everything I ordered on line either arrived here within a few days, or was delivered to my door the next day.  I love that Walmart has options for shipping, delivery or pickup and no minimum order is required (restrictions apply).  This vase is just like the other one (same material) but just a different shape.

white speckled vase styled on open white oak kitchen shelves

I’ll share it more styled in a different way in a moment!

white oak open shelves in the kitchen with white zellige backsplash

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I was so excited to find the one speckled vase that I got two of them, ha!  I’ve styled it here a couple of different ways – one way on my kitchen island with some faux stems and another way with some gorgeous privet stems I foraged from our beautiful forest outside.

black and white oak kitchen styled - how to style your kitchen with walmart home decor

I love the trendy, modern feel of the speckles and it feels like such a classic piece to me – love this vase!

white speckled bubble vase styled on kitchen island

I love foraging from our forest outside and when I saw these gorgeous privet branches I immediately snagged them for my vase.  This vase makes a gorgeous centerpiece and I love that it’s so versatile!

white bubble vase center piece styled on dining table walmart home decor

Shopping on line with Walmart is easy and so is popping into the store to browse for fun, trendy home items.  They’re making it easy with their new Wow & Now section in (select) stores and online!  Also check out all of my summer Walmart picks below and if you haven’t seen my summer patio with Walmart, you can check that out here!

modern kitchen white oak styled for summer with walmart home decor

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Thank you for stopping by to check out my Summer Home Style in the Kitchen – I hope you enjoyed it and happy summer!!


Tall vase | Bubble Vase | Two-Tone Bowls | Candle | Basket Tray | Wine Glasses | Gray Scalloped Pot

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  1. Love the kitchen, you have such good taste. I plan on going to my Wal-Mart some of the things are still in stock. Thank so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. Reading your post was a great way to spend my afternoon. I just love it!

    1. Hi Kathleen, thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I hope you found something you love at Walmart!! Xo

  2. I can’t seem to find the name of your countertops. Love your home and you! Do you have a link for your favorite countertops for maple cabinets with a clear coat? Calcutta gold? Etc.
    I’d love a recommendation for an outdoor sectional too! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Kathy, my countertops are by Color Quartz and are Calacotta Novus. I’m so sorry I don’t have a link to them as they were fabricated through a local company (but shipped in from somewhere out of the country I believe) and purchased through our builder. I don’t have any information on maple cabinets but mine are white oak with a clear stain with a bit of white paint mixed in. As far as an outdoor sectional goes please look at my highlights on Instagram (@zdesignathome) where I have a highlight with all of my outdoor items from this year. Thank you for stopping by!

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