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Hand-crafted by artisanal communities in Vietnam these salad bowls are made from the eco-friendly material bamboo. Choose from a prune, orange, smoke, red or a white glossy finish.Globo salad bowl $99 Lekker Home.
100% organic cotton soft flannel throw makes a bold graphic statement.Unison Reed Organic Blanket, available in two sizes, medium (50" wide by 72" long) and large (60" wide by 84" long) Design Public.
Made from recycled newspaper, these tabletop vases wipe clean with a dry cloth. Though not water-safe, they display dried flowers or accessories like paintbrushes and pencils beautifully.Recycled Newspaper Vases available in three sizes, $29.99-$39.99 Target.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Garden inspired furnishings should have an airy quality about them, but should also remain comfortable. Outfit wrought iron chairs with plump cushions and pillows. Mix upholstered pieces in with weathered wicker. A garden bench makes a wonderful banquette in a kitchen or dining room. You can mix found treasures and cast-offs with regular furnishings – a classic garden style formula. No need to re-do gently distressed pieces, just clean them up a bit and let their aged-patina shine through.
Large planting pots and urns can be transformed into accent tables with a simple glass round. Display vintage garden tools with framed seed packets as an interesting wall collage. Architectural elements and garden statuary can stand in as fine art or as a backdrop to other decorative pieces.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This inspires one of my favorite looks for the summer... to get that "Out of Africa" adventurous, elegant, yet casual look mix the rough-hewn, the tactile and the refined together.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
What’s needed to create a perfect outdoor atmosphere? Simply use the same things that you use indoors like comfortable seating, a table or two to set down a drink or a good book, and some well chosen accessories. Spruce up your outdoor living spaces this summer and entertain or relax in style.
Overhead structures such as gazebos and pergolas provide just enough coverage from the elements and add character to ordinary decks. Lattice walls can help mask a bad view as well as provide privacy. A trellis or arbor supports hardy climbers and defines spaces. Deep porches beckon you and your guests to linger a little longer. Take advantage of a fenced-in corner of your yard and claim it as a cozy nook - intimate and inviting when you place an old iron daybed or wooden glider there for quiet conversations or tea.
Today’s outdoor furnishings are so lovely that most people often use them indoors as well. Furniture cast-offs are great for outdoor use too. A few scuffs and dents add to the charm. Don’t be afraid to use plump pillows and fabrics outdoors. Simply cover seat cushions with water-resistant fabrics or take them in at night. Fabric remnants can be used as tablecloths. No need to sew up the edges, just tuck ends under and let them puddle on the ground. Lightweight cotton throws and bedsheets can be used as well, and large dishtowels make great napkins.
Accessorize with garden statuary and antique gardening tools. Hang lanterns from fence walls and use lots of hurricanes for candles. Pot plants, herbs and flowers and place them on steps, on tables and in corners. Old shutters hinged together, make a great screen - perfect for adding vertical interest as well as an added surface for climbing plants.
Mix up the formal with the informal when entertaining, whether you’re having tea in the garden, hosting a neighborhood barbecue, or planning a quiet moonlit supper for two. Hang an iron chandelier from a pergola and dress it up with crystal drops. No need to use plastic plates and cups, use the real thing. Mix-matched china with floral patterns looks especially lovely. Dress your table with low sitting flower arrangements so they won’t blow over and string white lights through trees and along banisters for extra sparkle.
The best thing about outdoor rooms is that there’s no need to re-decorate – nature will take care of that for you.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
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The magnetic planning surface makes planning a new room arrangement a breeze and provides a great visual when meeting with clients. The Display page makes color coordination a easy - it's great for presentations and shopping. Storage for business cards provides contractor information at your fingertips and track all expenses by storing receipts in an expandable file.
Monday, March 31, 2008
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