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Summer Outdoor Living

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There is nothing more that I love than a lazy day either in the hammock, on the lounger, or by the pool!

The night air can be crisp and cool. To help keep the chill away and still be able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, I snuggle up under a throw!I also use a cozy pillow to support my back and help my posture when sitting on the outdoor furniture.

So think outside the house – use your throws/pillows and blankets to snuggle up under and enjoy the outdoors, and dress up your outdoor furniture!

-Marlene

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Plant me, I’m ready.

Green things

Color watch: green.

To me green is…

The melting of the snow and a sprig of spring shooting up from the ground.

Driving in the country and pulling over to pet two cheerful donkeys.

The sanctuary of a Green Zen garden.

Wearing a beautiful deep sea sheer, ethereal blouse.

Deep green lotus leaf wrapped sticky rice alongside sesame balls.

…For now a sesame colored chair and deep green throw reminds me of all those things, so I can bring nature inside.

Will you be inspired by green?

-Maryellen

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Hot European Decor Trends

Last month we exhibited at the Maison&Objet trade show in Paris. It was a great show, despite some snowy weather. In addition to showing some new products and colors geared toward the European market, I also had the opportunity to walk most of the halls and spotted some new, ongoing and surprising  trends in color and motifs.

Here are just a few that caught my eye…

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Butterflies, both mature and playful.

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Nautical – Coral, Shells, Stripes, and Fish

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Yellow and Grey

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Underwater paradise

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Checkers galore

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Bold Florals

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Black and white chandelier

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Skulls…so hardcore!

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Making a bold, colorful statement.

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More fun butterfly decor!

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Oceanside elegance with a pop of color.

Now that I’ve had a chance to see the Euro trends, I am looking forward to see how these are interpreted here in the US.

-Meghan

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Year-Round Yellow

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Bright yellow corn found in a corn maze in New England.

If color inspires you, New England is the perfect place to be in the fall.  The trees are so vibrant you’ll wish you could freeze time, and every day is breathtaking whether you’re taking a walk through the park or stuck in traffic during your morning commute.  When autumn arrives, I feel so lucky to live in New England and experience the changing of the season.

This time of year always provides great inspiration for home décor, but I often struggle with making my ideas practical enough to last throughout the year.  This year, I was determined to find new trendy ways to use my favorite color of fall – yellow!  Here are some of the ideas I found that would be great in any season.

This painting is the perfect accent of yellow in a reading nook.

This painting is the perfect accent of yellow in a reading nook. From Pinterest.

 

Choosing a mustard yellow color can spice up a room, but still keep it somewhat neutral.

Choosing a mustard yellow color can spice up a room, but still keep it somewhat neutral. From Pinterest.

Whether a room is feminine or masculine, yellow curtains can be a great touch!

Whether a room is feminine or masculine, yellow curtains can be a great touch! From Pinterest.

Blue and yellow is not a combo you see very often, but this room looks fabulous.

Blue and yellow is not a combo you see very often, but this room looks fabulous. From Pinterest.

This is a nice simple addition of yellow in a neutral room, and I love how the throw blanket is under the chair cushion!

This is a nice simple addition of yellow in a neutral room, and I love how the throw blanket is under the chair cushion! From Pinterest.

How do you use unique colors to accent your home? We would love to see photos!

 -Nicole

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A Day at the Pumpkin Farm

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Printed lace pumpkin. Found on Pinterest.

The smell of fall was in the air this past weekend, and the pumpkin farm was calling my name! I jumped in the car and went on my usual fall hunt for the most unusual and quirky pumpkins I could find to decorate my new apartment.  In the past, once I have claimed my pumpkins, my excitement has overwhelmed me and I immediately started carving them. They never end up lasting until Halloween.

After spending much too long hunting for my pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and yes …colors, I decided to research new and exciting ways to decorate my pumpkins. Take a look at the following photos I gathered as inspiration to decorate my pumpkins in a non-traditional way! Stay tuned for photos of the techniques I choose to decorate my own pumpkins.  Do you have any special technique/creative ways to decorate pumpkins that you could share?

-Emily

Pumpkins with plastic vampire teeth!

Pumpkins with plastic vampire teeth! From Pinterest.

Candy Corn painted pumpkins

Candy Corn painted pumpkins, how cute! From Pinterest.

Lace covered Pumpkin.

Lace covered Pumpkin for a very gothic feel. From Pinterest.

 

Silhouette Painted pumpkin

Silhouette Painted pumpkin with added tassel trim. This one is my favorite! From Pinterest.

 

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