Outdoor Living

Outdoor Bliss Part Deaux!

Today is the first day of summer! What better way to welcome it than to embrace your outdoor space as an extension of your home! We have found some gorgeous outdoor spaces with these gorgeous Outdoor rugs. They define space when there aren’t walls and add dramatic pops of color to a subdued background. These …

How-to: Stress-Free Outdoor Entertaining

I love to entertain outdoors!  It can be the simplest way to entertain, and who doesn’t want simple during the spring and summer months??  All it takes is some preparation and organization and you will be able to join your guests in the fun, instead of working throughout your party.  I’ve pulled together my favorite …

Summer-Ready Outdoors Makeover

We love our home and after a particularly brutal winter, it was looking seriously unloved! Once the weather started to get nice we set off on our journey to give our home’s exterior some serious TLC. The goal was to once again reclaim our much beloved (and used) outdoor living space. 1. First we had …

Hot Patio Trends for 2013

Finally, summer is here! It’s official, even if the calendar might disagree. It’s time to move outdoors, sweat a little, soak up the sunshine, swat a few mosquitos and breathe the fresh air! If your summertime plans include backyard fun, it might be time to spruce up your space with these patio trends for 2013. …

Create Outdoor Bliss in 3 steps!

It’s getting warmer outside and you know what that means! Extend your living space outdoors. Eat outside, read outside, relax outside, play outside…just get outside! Creating an inviting outdoor space is easy. Follow these 3 steps and you’ll never want to go inside again! Step 1. Find affordable durable outdoor seating. Whether you want your …

Beautiful Spring Gardens in 3 Easy Steps

Spring is officially here! That means it’s time to rediscover your garden and put those green-fingers to good use. Don’t know where to start? Try these 3 easy steps to a beautiful spring garden. 1.    Expert knowledge at your finger tips If you’re new to the joys of gardening and eager to learn, or …

Inviting Thanksgiving Porches

Many of you will soon be opening your fall homes for loads of entertaining.  If you’re like me, the pre-Thanksgiving festivities will start around Halloween and run straight through turkey day.  So before the weather turns too chilly, time to focus on your front porch. The simplest and most obvious way to embellish your fall …

Extend your living space into your backyard

Even though summer is quickly coming to an end, the time remaining before winter arrives — along with the current warmer weather — is perfect for some end of summer parties and get-togethers in your backyard. But your time outside doesn’t have to end with summer. With an inviting outdoor space, you and your family …

My Favorite Modern Outdoor Room

Recently, I was fortunate to join a small and exclusive group of design bloggers, interior designers, and interior decorators, representing 28 states and 4 countries, for Blogfest 2012, a design event hosted by Kravet Fabrics. As part of the event, we were able to see two fabulous showhouses, which have both recently opened in New …

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