Archive for the ‘SUMMER’ Category
The Perfect Outdoor Space with Indoor Style!
With Summer in full swing (and winding down soon) a stylish porch like this one is the perfect spot to laze away the days. What makes this porch so inviting are the indoor details that were brought outside to make this space a true extension to the overall living space of the home.
The windows behind the sofa provide the perfect backdrop and visual impact that traditional wall decor would. The mirror adds to the charm providing a beautiful reflection of the space and the iron light fixtures, in triplicate, add style by day and ambience by night.
I love that the homeowner didn’t stray away from using textiles to add softness and brought in versatile furniture pieces like the ceramic garden seat and rustic wood coffee table.
The is a perfect space to lounge, entertain and simply enjoy the lazy days of summer!
Perfect in every way!
Celebrate, Enjoy and Give Thanks for our Freedom!
Happy 4th of July!
I usually don’t blog about food but last night I experienced something that I haven’t experienced in a long time, which has led to this post.
Last night I heard the music and bells of the neighborhood ice cream truck and treated myself to a popsicle. It reminded me of when I was a kid and could hear that ice cream truck music from blocks away. It also reminded me of what a special treat popsicles can be. So, with all that said, I’ve rounded up some of the best popsicle recipes from Pinterest and encourage you to tap into your inner child and make one, two or all of these this summer.
Oh how I love Summer!
Boy is this year flying by at lightening speed. The first day of summer is tomorrow and with that comes some of the best things life has to offer.
No matter how busy your schedule is, this summer take time to enjoy a few of these fabulous summer luxuries…
Making S’mores over an open fire!
Carrying a bright and cheery summer beach bag (even if you’re not at the beach)!
Tart and tangy old-fashioned lemonade! Try this classic recipe!
A fun and unexpected nail color! Paired with a bright, bold handbag!
Outdoor dining! Somehow food taste better when enjoyed under the summer sun.
A bike ride around town or just around the corner. I promise you’ll feel like a kid again.
Fireworks on the 4th of July! And, I dare you not to say “ooh” at least once!
The sun setting! It’s always a magical sight.
Summer fruits! I haven’t picked up my first watermelon of the season yet but word on the street is that this years crop is super sweet!
Fresh Flowers! One of the easiest ways to brighten your surroundings.
Taking a road trip to someplace you’ve never been before!
I’m so excited about the summer ahead. I have lots of things I want to do and experience but above all I want to enjoy each day to the fullest and soak up the glorious sun!
So now that Summer is here, what luxury of the season do you have on your to-do list?
all images via pinterest
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Are you familiar with Kim Seybert products? If you are, you know how incredibly beautiful her pieces are. If not, I’m happy to introduce them to you!
Kim Seybert is one of the leading textile and tabletop designers in the US. Her products are bold and dynamic and her use of color and textures is breathtaking. I have a few of her pieces and love to use them when I have a special dinner or intimate party. Given that we are in the midst of party season, indoors and out, I thought I’d create a few party inspiration boards inspired by the Kim Seybert line to get your party planning kicked into high gear!
Be inspired and Enjoy!
If a Summer Soriee is on your calendar, why not make it as bold and bright as the summer sun?
Inspired by the Kim Seybert Caviar Collection with round placemats in bright colors, graphic print napkins and pop rock napkin rings your summer bash is sure to be a lively one.
Add in a few iconic elements of summer like ice cream cones as flower vases or paper popsicle invitations and the tone for your party will be set. I love the idea of hula hoops wrapped in decorative tape, metal folding chairs painted in primary brights and colorful treats to feast on. Create a quick and easy tablecloth by painting wide stripes on a canvas drop cloth and you’re ready to go!
Let the festivities begin!
What is summer without a fun BBQ party?? I Love to BBQ and adding a little style to a casual outdoor party can be so much fun. Paper Tassel Garland is a fun decorative touch and grouping colorful flowers in a metal sand pails (available from the dollar store) will keep the decor festive! To really make your table stand out use plaid melamine plates along with Kim Seybert Seersucker Napkins–how fun! And, no summer BBQ is complete without lemonade served in mason jars with festive straws, popsicle with champagne (bubbly cider for the young ones) and cupcakes in the color of the rainbow!
Get the grill going and have fun!
Tassel Garland DIY Tutorial for all you crafty type.
Plaid Melamine Plates source!
For the celebrations that call for a bit more sophistication, the Kim Seybert Gold Collection is perfect. I love the Nail head and Capiz Placemats, the Crochet Edge Napkin and the Pearl and Super Nova Napkin Rings. For an elegant centerpiece, spray paint a clear glass thrift store vases gold and scatter iridescent pink and white balloons around the room. Overhead, hang a grouping of gold paper fans and top of the table decor with a stunning gold and pink tiered cake and Kim Seybert ed Paillette drinkwear embellished in gold.
Gold is a surefire way to add “glam” to your gathering!
Gold Paper Fan Garland can be found here!
So now that I’ve got you thinking about the decor for your next party, head here to check out the full line of Kim Seybert products. Items are sold at Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman and select specialty stores across the country.