Favorites Of The Week–Spring Inspired

Here are a few of my favorite spring inspired post, pins and products from the week. Enjoy!

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FAVORITE POSTS

My friend Erika shows you how to create an entryway when one doesn’t exist in your home.

A beautiful spring home tour from The Chronicles of Home.

And I loved this one from Craftberry Bush too!

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FAVORITE PINS

Just one of the many beautiful images from the One Kings Lane Design Studio.  I love the use of the two benches flanking the glass coffee table. 

This is one of the images from the Elements Of Style book.  If you don’t already own this design book, it’s one you want to get. {affiliate link}

p.s.  I recently spotted a few copies at my local HomeGoods

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

How fabulous would this striped umbrella look on a patio or deck for summer?  It’s also available in a fun yellow and white stripe.

If you’ve tried keeping a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree alive but failed, you might want to snag this faux version.  It looks like the real thing.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Product + Inspiration: Blue & White Garden Stools

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One of my favorite accent furniture pieces is a garden stool.  Specifically blue and white garden stools.

As the popularity of chinoiserie and blue and white decor has gained steam over the last few years, so has the use of garden stools as a decorative accent.

If you’ve never considered a garden stool as part of your decor, let me tell you why they are a great design option.

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Favorites Of The Week

It’s been a long week and I’m so happy that the weekend has arrived.  I’ve got more than my fair share of stuff to get accomplished this weekend including some social media work, creating my packing list for our cruise and doing a little painting.  Even though it’s going to be jammed packed weekend, I’m planning to enjoy every bit of it because Monday will be here before you know it.

To kick off the weekend, I’ve rounded up my favorites from the week.  Enjoy!

FAVORITE POSTS

Small space decorating tips

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How to Perfect Your Flat Lay Photos

Favorite Posts--Flat Lay Photos

This is a stunningly beautiful outdoor space.

Favorite Posts--Outdoor Space

I’m going to try my hand and making my own customized cocktail napkins.

Favorite Posts--Print on paper napkins

If you love beautiful closets you’ll want to follow Lisa’s you tube channel.

Lisa Adams

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FAVORITE PINS

This beautiful arrangement has me in the mood for fall decorating.

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I’m loving the details in this black and white bathroom.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

 

These earrings!   And I’m also wondering if I could DIY these??

Favorite Products--Crispin Drop Earring

The perfect end of bed bench x 2.  And it would be easy to customize with your own fabric too!

Favorite Products--Gold X Bench

In case you missed it, you can read all about the Atlanta Tastemaker Summit I attended last week here.

Enjoy your weekend my friends!

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Musing for the first day of summer!

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Hooray for the first day of summer!  Is anyone else as excited as I am that summer is officially here?

 Even though the calendar didn’t reflect it, I’ve been acting like summer was here for a couple of weeks.  This is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year so I though I’d share a few things that are on my mind on this first day of summer.

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I have always loved being out in the sun and although I was born with a natural tan :), I still love soaking up the rays and getting a little extra glow on my skin.  If I were to design my dream outdoor space, it would look a little something like this–an area to entertain in and a stylish and relaxing lounge space next to a pool because I also love to swim.

Pool Patio

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And speaking of entertaining…isn’t this tablescape just gorgeous?  Pattern mixing your dinnerware and glassware is a great way to create an eclectic placesetting and infuse your table with color.  And creating extra spot at the end of the table runner is pretty genius.

Summer Entertaining

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If you’re not the one hosting the summer gathering, here’s a really unique idea for a summer hostess gift.  #ideasworthstealing

Summer Hostess Gift

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I usually don’t make many decor changes this time of year but when I’m working with design clients, here are two simple summer decorating ideas I share with them.

 Replace ceramic and solid colored flower vases with clear or colored glass jars and bottles.  Glass provides an airy feel which is perfect for a seasonal decor statement.

Demijohn Bottles

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♦  One of the quickest and most cost-effective ways you can give your decor a summer refresh is by switching out the pillows on your sofa.  Try a colorful mix of patterns and textures.

tip:  when possible, buy pillows with removable covers to you can reuse the inserts

Pillow Mix

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One of the things I love most about this time o year is all the fresh fruit.  I discovered a couple of u-pick blueberry and blackberry farms about an hour outside of Atlanta so we’ve added this to our summer bucket list. #yum

Blackberries

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Don’t be surprised if you pass me on the road that I have tunes blaring in my car.  #itsasummerthing.  I had this song on repeat all weekend long to usher in my favorite season.

Enjoy Your Summer Friends!

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Anyone else excited about the long weekend ahead?  We’ve got a jammed packed weekend with a road trip to Kentucky to see my nephew graduate from college and a party to celebrate this milestone.  I can’t believe how fast time as flown, how grown up he is and how old I’m feeling. It seems like yesterday that he was in grade school looking forward to his high-school years.  Now he’s heading out into the big world, starting his own business and making his mark in the world.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and this weeks favorite posts, pins and products.

FAVORITE POSTS

As a child I spent just about every summer on the road with my parents and my brother exploring the country.  Traveling by car was the best and we got to see and experience so many amazing places.  My love to car travel has continues as an adult and given the time, we’d pick a car over a plane any time.   Late spring and summer is the best time for scenic car travel and it’s been fun following Emily and her family on their 3-month summer road trip and get a peek inside their Airstream camper.

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FAVORITE PINS

I’m so glad that colorful rooms are making a comeback and love it when someone is fearless with color in their own home.  Bold colors really do make a statement and you just can’t help but smile when you look at this kitchen.

Yellow Kitchen

Better Homes and Gardens

The start of summer is just around the corner and nothing says a leisurely summer afternoon like a porch swing.  If this image doesn’t get you in the mood for summer, check out the full house tour which is guaranteed to have you craving sweet tea and sunshine.

Porch Chairs

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

Several times a week we’ll have cheese and crackers to snack on and I think I need this cheese board in my life.  And since it’s wedding season, I think it would make a pretty fabulous gift too!

Floral Cheese Board

I just picked up the set of dishtowels and love them.  Grab a set and take advantage of the add’l 30% off sale price.

Thalia Dishtowels

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UpStyling Hardware Store Garden Sheds

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How many times have you passed by those garden and tool sheds that always sit in the parking lot of your local hardware store?  Me, maybe a thousand.  On occasion I’ve thought that these sheds would make a fun a playhouse for kids or a unique man cave, but it wasn’t until I saw the transformation of Kristen’s gardem shed and her outdoor space that I began to think  about garden sheds in a new way.

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5 Ways to Style Your Outdoor Space

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If you’ve been to your local garden center in the last two weeks, you’ve probably noticed that all the outdoor furniture and gear is on full display.  It’s that time of year when people are getting their outdoor patios and porches ready for spring entertaining, family gatherings, BBQ’s and lots of relaxing.
When it comes to decorating an outdoor space, many of the same techniques you use inside your home are ideal for styling your outdoor living space. Here are 5 simple and easy ways to enhance your outdoor décor.

No. 1  Planters

If your outdoor area is an open patio or deck, planters are a great way to define the space, creating a frame around the boundaries.  While annual or perennial flowers are good for adding texture and color, think about potting a dwarf fruit tree which will add fullness and height.
Fill your low planters with a mix of cascading plants that will add a lush feel.
Group planters of different sizes together to give your outdoor space a layered feel.

No. 2  Outdoor Curtains

I love the look of outdoor curtains and how they add softness and privacy to a porch or patio.

Grommet or tab top curtain panels work best for ease of movement and canvas painter drop cloths are a super inexpensive curtain option.
Add an edge trim to a simple canvas panel to dress it up a bit.

Shower curtains are also a good source for stylish and colorful outdoor panels.

No. 3  Outdoor Pillows

Decorative outdoor pillows are one of the easiest ways to add color and a style statement to your outdoor space.
Colorful pillows on neutral cushions add so much impact and give the seating area the feel of an indoor living room.
 Mix and match colors and patterns to awaken your outdoor living space. 

No. 4  Decorative Accessories

Whenever I’m designing an outdoor space, I can’t wait to layer in the decorative accessories which give the space its personality. 

Just about any accessory can work to decorate an outdoor space but a few of my favorite elements are mirrors, lanterns, indoor tables, chandeliers and garden seats.

Mirrors are an ideal wall décor statement in an outdoor space because of the reflection, the enhanced light and the graphic punch they add.

Crystal chandeliers will bounce beautiful light reflection around and make your outdoor space sparkle.

Ceramic garden seats are sturdy, bold and colorful.  They work great as side tables and serve as additional seating if needed.

Several years ago, many of the top lighting manufacturers began developing indoor lighting looks that could function in outdoor spaces (covered or open spaces).  Adding an outdoor lamp is a great way to add ambience and style.

No. 5  Outdoor Rugs

And probably the icing on the cake when it comes to outdoor spaces is an outdoor rug.  Not only does an outdoor rug add a load of personality to a patio or deck but the space will feel more comfortable with this added layer.

Graphic patterns are always my first option for adding style. 

And I love the look of this space where several rugs have been laid together to create a wall-to-wall carpet.
The same attention to detail that you give to the inside of your home should be given to your outdoor space. Whether your space is large or small, a deck or a patio, adding color, texture, layers and decorative accents will bring your outdoor space to life and allow you to make the most of what your home has to offer.

It’s time for outdoor living!

A favorite sources of outdoor décor:

OUTDOOR PILLOWS
Home Decorators (currently having a 10% off sale on all outdoor décor)
Pottery Barn
Target
Cost Plus World Market (all outdoor items now 15% off)

OUTDOOR RUGS

Home Decorators
Home Depot
Target (nice selection of round and oval rugs)
Pier 1 (great selection of modern stripes, geometric and floral patterns)

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Home Decorators
LampsPlus  (great outdoor pendants and lanterns)
 
 
OUTDOOR PLANTERS
Pottery Barn
Home Depot
GardinRoad  (love these planters)

OUTDOOR CURTAINS

Pottery Barn  (this is my favorite black and white outdoor curtain)
Cost Plus World Market
 
 
OUTDOOR DECOR
HomeGoods
Lowes   (this is one of my favorite styles)
Pier 1
GardinRoad  (great selection of outdoor art and wall décor)

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