Simple Summer Galley Kitchen

Today I'm sharing my simple summer kitchen with you guys!

Our simple summer galley kitchen was easier to decorate than you might think!

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Some small changes called for a simple summer galley kitchen tour today! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think.

Come see our simple summer kitchen
Wood cutting board display

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure where our summer has gone. I can’t believe it is already August! What in the world?! Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love it for so many reasons, and my home is one of those!

Summer kitchen styling

During the summer, everything in our home stays pretty minimal and simple, and that’s exactly how my kitchen is as well.

Come see our galley style kitchen in the summertime!
Cottage farmhouse kitchen ideas
Rustic touches in our cottage kitchen

Earlier this Spring we put in a new sink from Vintage Tub and Bath and a new faucet from Signature Hardware. You can read all about each of those here if you’re interested!

White high back sink in our summer kitchen
Summer kitchen styling
High back sink and copper faucet

Both items made a huge difference in our kitchen and really gave it an older, vintage feel. I wanted to stay with the simple feel of these items, so summer decorating for me remains simple. I usually like to decorate for Spring in early March and when I do, my home will pretty much stay that way throughout the summer. 

Our hidden dishwasher is one
Come see our simple summer galley kitchen!

I have incorporated a few of my new thrift and antique store finds that I shared with you guys last week, along with some new decor finds that I have added, and I love the way they look! 

Cottage farmhouse galley style kitchen

The first thing I want to share from my simple summer kitchen is my new runner. I wish I could share the exact link with you, but I found a few similar options online at TJ Maxx that look similar.

Our new vintage runner in our galley kitchen

It’s absolutely gorgeous. It looks vintage and has the most beautiful cream and blue colors throughout. It also has some rusty, almost copper colors woven in which ties in beautifully with my hanging copper pieces above my chalkboard and stone accent wall.

Our vintage runner adds so much character to our kitchen!
A new vintage runner in our galley kitchen!

The second thing I want to share is my new light fixture. Most of you probably remember the previous light that I had hanging here and many of you loved it, but after we added the new sink and faucet, along with the trim around my window, everything felt very heavy and busy and almost seemed too “square”. I just wasn’t in love with it anymore and I was really longing for a softer, vintage feel.

A school house light adds vintage character to our kitchen

I found this light at Lowe’s and I went with a smaller size so that it didn’t take away from the beauty of the sink and faucet. I also went with the brass and love the way it ties in to the brass handles on my copper pieces. It really gives the area a light and airy feel, and that was my goal. 

A new light fixture in our cottage kitchen

I also added a little wooden horse that I found at an antique above my windowsill. Horses just speak “English cottage” to me, so I thought it was a fun touch to fill in the space between my window and new light fixture.

Our cottage style, simple summer galley kitchen!

Another new find in my simple summer kitchen that I just recently added was my beautiful antique country village print. The colors tie in perfectly with my new runner. When I set it on my kitchen counter, I just loved it. I’m not sure if it will stay, but when I see it it reminds me of summer with the beautiful trees and water in the background.

Vintage artwork in our galley kitchen
Vintage artwork in our cottage kitchen!

I also decided to use my smaller vintage crock next to my sink. It’s another recent antique find, and I filled it with flowers. I love bringing in fresh flowers from my gardens but for today, I added some faux stems that I thought were so pretty. I found them on sale at Joann Fabrics. I have a video all about faux flowers if you’d like to check it out!

A vintage crock with flowers adds character to my kitchen!

I also added a little copper dish. Another antique find, this time by my husband! I keep it next to my sink with soap inside.  

A vintage crock with flowers is an easy way to add summer touches

Almost everything you see in my simple summer kitchen you can find on my blog. I have an entire blog post on our dishwasher, the stone accent wall, the faux window panes and the faux beams.

Our white galley kitchen is accented with wood touches

I hope my simple summer galley kitchen has inspired you! My kitchen has changed so much over the years and I think it is so important to share that with you. So often we see makeovers and tend to think they were finished quickly when they actually took years.

Vintage styling in our kitchen
A stone accent wall with copper pans adds character to our galley kitchen!

We’ve lived in our home for 8 years and have made little changes every year. Sometimes you can’t do it all at once, but if you just tackle one little thing every year, pretty soon you will have a space that you truly love. And that’s how I feel about my kitchen.

There are still things I would love to do in the future, but for now I truly love the feel of my simple summer galley kitchen. What do you guys think about all of my new finds? Let me know in the comments below!


Today I'm sharing my simple summer kitchen with you guys!


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  1. Serene and welcoming, Andrea. I love all of it…my favorites are the picture and the brass “soap” dish. Your creative eye made it all work beautifully! Thank you for taking us along on your treasure hunts and showing us how you used each special piece. Summer isn’t quite over yet, so keep enjoying every minute.

  2. Your lovely simple Kitchen says, cottage comfort and happiness to me. Your home has tastefully appointed treasures yet not overdone. Just a thought…If you ever wanted to keep your picture there but up off the countertop, you could put up a 3m command hook on your backsplash and hang it there. Easily removable without damaging anything.

    1. Oh my goodness, Sherry! That is such a great idea!! Thank you for sharing that tip with me, and thank you for all your kind words! I so appreciate you taking the time to tell me all of that 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah! That hardware is from Amazon I believe. I linked it under the post “new kitchen sink”, if you search there you should find it! 🙂 Hope that helps!

  3. I love the wicker chairs in your kitchen ..would love to put some in mine..where did you find those..couldnt find link about your rug..thank you if i didnt know better i would think you were a southern bell

  4. Your kitchen is so lovely with so many personal treasures! I am getting ready to have our very small galley kitchen redone and I wondered if you could give me some information on your black countertop. I really love it – – it’s not such a stark shiny black and blends in so nicely.
    I am a new subscriber and look forward to following your blog.
    Thank you,

    1. Hello! Unfortunately the counters were there already when we moved in, so I am not sure what they are. I do love the contrast with the white cupboards, however it does show a lot and I am not sure if I would pick it again if I could choose. I hope this helps!

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