Tag: outdoor decorating

  You may have heard a design professional refer to “layering” and wondered what they were talking about. Think, for a moment, about the key to staying warm outside on a cold day, or to remaining comfortable on a day that begins chilly but ends warm. A sweater, scarf, hat, or jacket provide warm layers [Continue Reading]

Let There be Light!

  Make it a priority to include lighting in your outdoor room when planning your deck, patio, porch, or pool area. In addition to being able to see in the dark, you will want to illuminate and highlight your new outdoor living room. Extending the hours in which your outdoor room can be used increases your [Continue Reading]

Island Style

For many, the idea of a vacation conjures images of palm trees, sand, and plenty of sunshine. An island in the middle of a deep blue sea is the dream destination for many landlocked and reality-bound people who spend most of the year waiting for their two weeks of idyllic bliss. What can you do [Continue Reading]

Citrus Shades of Green

Green is the color most closely associated with nature: grass, leaves, plants, and moss. In fact, the word green has its roots in the Middle English and Anglo-Saxon word grene, and has the same Germanic root as the words grass and grow. While we do use the term green with envy, and some have noted [Continue Reading]

  Let’s talk coffee—or, at least, coffee tables. Outdoor coffee table, to be specific. Yes or no? While most people wouldn’t think of placing a sofa inside their home without adding a coffee table in front of it, many people opt not to include one in the outside patio furniture grouping. It something I find [Continue Reading]

A Folly in the Garden

The definition of a folly (as used in terms of architecture) is a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose. Once, only royalty and the very wealthy could afford such frivolous structures. Those structures that resemble an ancient ruin, far-away castle, Asian pagoda, or perhaps, even a fantasy structure without a point of architectural reference [Continue Reading]

Pampering Pavilions

Providing shade in the outdoor room can take many forms—from the shade that Mother Nature provides from the tree canopy above to a single portable umbrella to a structure constructed with a roof. In between lie a number of good options, including a fabric draped pavilion. Constructed of an aluminum frame, the skeleton typically consists [Continue Reading]

Throw One On

When it comes to making products for the outdoor room which are able to withstand the weather, the sky is the limit. Furniture, lamps, rugs, art work, accessories, candles, and, now, throws have found a niche in the outdoor market. Textillery Weavers, long a producer of fine quality hand-woven throws used inside the home, has [Continue Reading]

Outdoor Holiday Decor

Don’t forget to decorate outside for the holidays! Adding lights and greens to your home or landscape is cheerful and makes everyone happy. The Front Entry:  If you don’t decorate any other outdoor area, make sure that your front entrance says Merry Christmas.  The front entry is the statement area outside your home and welcomes [Continue Reading]

It’s all about the front entry when it comes to Halloween. Make it scary, spooky, or frightening–you know, welcoming! (Just don’t leave them up too long.) Happy Halloween!