Summer Is… by The Inspired Room

By Kate Riley June 22, 2012

Hello hello all, I’m still in in “Hotlanta” today, but enjoying the faces and people I’ve met here at the Haven Conference, we’re all so happy it’s been a great success so far, and the Haven team really appreciates all the support from our amazing sponsor brands

My final visitor in this “Summer Is” series is my good friend Melissa from The Inspired Room.  She’s a fellow west coast gal who I’ve traveled with to several events, and we’ve become good friends over the years.  She writes all about home decorating and design and loves the topic as much as I do, please welcome Melissa!

Hello! My name is Melissa and I’m from The Inspired Room. I’m so honored today that my lovely friend Kate invited me here to share what summer is to me! I do love summer! While Fall has always been considered my most favorite season (I’m a sit-by-a-cozy-fire-kind-of-girl, what can I say?) there is so much to enjoy about summer! While it is hard to narrow down all of my summer favorites, I’m happy to share a few with you today.

melissa summer inspiration

When I think of summer, I dream of relaxing on cool evenings in a lovely outdoor space, sipping cold drinks with friends in the warm summer sun, wonderful family vacations at our beach front home and lightening up the decor inside and out with fun summer accessories and vibrant color.  I love to indulge all my senses in every season, so as soon as summer arrives I always fill my home with the most refreshing summer scents!  I’m currently loving the tropical fruit candle called Volcano from Anthropologie.

I’m so glad summer is finally here and I intend to enjoy every minute of it!

Sources: 1. Country Living 2. Martha Stewart 3. The Inspired Room 4. Dash & Albert 5. The Inspired Room 6. The Inspired Room

I want to thank Melissa and my three friends Myra, Chris, and Melissa for taking over the blog during these past two days and sharing their summer favorites.  Don’t forget to enter the ‘Boost Your Roost’ contest for a chance to win a $20,000 home renovation – it’s easy to enter and it could be YOU!




  1. I would love to have that salad recipe! It looks wonderful! : )

    Thanks for sharing all of these appreciations of summer!

  2. Hi there,
    Landing in Sacramento, after attending the wonderful Haven conference! It’s only 73 degrees there, the pilot says! A bit cooler than Atlanta! I’d love to be sitting on that gorgeous patio, about now!

  3. Did you say “Hotlanta” or am I hallucinating. Please. Tell me I’m hallucinating. ;-)

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