• Front Porch Design Ideas

    I grew up in a house with a front porch. It was the place where everyone always seemed to congregate. Neighbors would stop over for impromptu get-togethers. The porch was the place to be. My front porch is nothing like the one I grew up with. It’s small with only room for friends to sit on the...
  • Stylish Furniture and Accents for an Outdoor Oasis

    Spending more time outdoors is a favorite activity for all, so take the time to spruce up your outdoor oasis with furnishings and accessories in a welcoming and stylish ensemble. Don't forget that Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the start of summer and it's just around the corner! All shades...
  • Mother's Day - An Outdoor Mom Cave

    With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to say “I love you” to mom than by helping her set up an outdoor mom cave with style? Men get richly paneled walls, built in bars with kegerators, 80 inch LCD tvs and poker tables in their man caves. Why should men have all...
  • Outdoor Patio Fountains

    Outdoor patio fountains can transform backyards into works of art with the beauty of a sculpture combined with the calming effects of a waterfall. With a range of styles and materials, there’s a fountain for everyone. Here are some of my favorite peaceful outdoor patio fountains . 1...
  • Keep the Breezes Flowing with Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    Whether your porch is enclosed or exposed, outdoor ceiling fans are definitely necessary when temperatures creep above a comfortable 80 degrees and we want to relax in or close to the great outdoors. Porches and verandas are a fine place to linger longer and ceiling fans serve the purpose of circulating...
  • Outdoor Patio Pillows - How to Mix & Match

    The patio is the place to be during the long days of summer and once the patio furniture in in place with coordinating outdoor patio pillows that show off your personality. It's time for ice cold margaritas, burgers on the grill, a good book and a comfy place to lounge are all that’s needed...
  • Fresh Outdoor Patio Decor Ideas

    I am ready for spring! I love when the temperature starts to climb and long days are spent lounging outside with loved ones through the beautiful dusk hours and into the night. Okay, did I paint an enticing picture for you or what? Now we just need to create the perfec t outdoor patio space to make...
  • Nighttime Curb Appeal With Outdoor Lighting

    At night, lighting can have the most impact when it comes to your home’s curb appeal so I'm here to help you with some beautiful outdoor lighting ideas... As you can imagine, Winter is that magical time of year when we allow ourselves to eat a bit more, drink a bit more and decorate with...
  • Survive The End of Daylight Savings With Great Lighting

    There's lots of stylish ways to survive the darker months ahead. This weekend is that time of year again, when Daylight Savings will end. But don't worry, there's several different types of great lighting to help you survive these darker months. There are both interior and exterior...
  • Tips For Decorating With Organic Elements

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, clear and cool while the hot chocolate is warm and the fire is toasty. The world smells like pumpkin pie. And when the trees don their coat of brilliant colors and the leaves start to fall.... ....it's time to start decorating for the season...
  • 5 Summertime Outdoor Decor Ideas for Under $150

    Summertime…and the livin' is easy. Okay, it's not quite summer yet and I know these days it seems that living is tougher than ever, but daydream with me for a few minutes. Think about those long warm days, barbeques, corner lemonade stands, ice cream shops and spending more time outdoors...
  • Going Beyond Style For Outdoor LED Lighting

    Fall is finally here, but that doesn't mean our outdoor spaces cease to exist. Many of us still use different areas of our outdoors, especially if you're in areas with a mild Winter. As a follow up to my last post, Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting , today we'll go beyond selecting...
  • Fall Outdoor Decorating and Lighting Ideas

    Decorate your outdoor spaces and enjoy them this Fall. Just because the weather is cooling off doesn't mean you can't enjoy your outdoor spaces in the Fall! While I happen to live in sunny California, I come from Canada - so I get the cold. Here are a few Fall outdoor decorating and lighting...
  • Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting

    Light up your home’s entryway this Fall with an outdoor LED light fixture. Whether it’s for safety, reliability or just style, it's always the perfect time of year to think about updating your entryway light. There's a checklist to follow when shopping for LED entryway lighting...
  • Ideas For LED Landscape Lighting

    Light up the night—and your daytime look too—with LED landscape lighting in your favorite style. Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor parties have to set with the sun. Invest in the perfect landscape light that’s more than just an excuse to extend...
  • Create a Summer Vacation at Home

    There’s nothing I love more than jumping in the car or boarding a plane and heading somewhere new. Whether it’s an exotic tropical island, a European city or a road trip, there’s nothing better than the unexpected. For those of us with no getaways on the horizon, we can create our...
  • Summer Style: Black and White Decor

    What’s timeless when it comes to any seasonal style? Black and white decor is always a safe bet. I think there is nothing more chic than time-honored black and white awnings on a house or hotel terrace. That crisp design choice can be applied to a wide range of home-related decor if awnings...
  • Garden Shed Inspiration

    We live on a farm in the middle of no where. Seriously. As in, go to Tennessee and turn right at the chicken barn, drive two miles past the corn field and at the end of a long winding country road..... ....you will find our house. Summertime is farm weather. It's the season to introduce...
  • Tips For Screen Porch Style

    Screen porch style is not just about making a porch look pretty but rather having a chic outdoor Summer spot to enjoy that keeps pesky bugs from devouring your flesh on warm Summer nights! Is there anything worse than wanting to kick back and relax only to end up back in an excessively lit room hoping...
  • Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting

    Every homeowner knows the necessity of lighting both indoors and out, but spending the time and money on high quality statement lighting will not only make you smile each time you flip on the light switch and admire its beauty, but it will also add value to your home. Lighting is all about form and...
  • Fun and Festive Outdoor String Lights

    There's no better way to create a fun and festive ambiance when the sun sets than with outdoor string lights. These Metal Cage Lantern String Party Lights have a classic industrial look and charming weathered green finish that will bring a nostalgic touch to your summertime soiree. Designer...
  • Fun Summer Tree Houses for Every Style

    As we settle into the outdoor lifestyle of the summer season, I wanted to share truly inspirational tree house designs from Houzz. They conjure up childhood feelings, but are such high design they whet the appetites of our adult design sensibilities. With endless possibilities for design and style...
  • Radiant Orchid For Outdoor Design

    We haven't forgotten Pantone's color of the year, have you?! Radiant Orchid is perfect for outdoor decor, even if Summer is coming to a close.... Use this mood board above from The Sweet Occasion as inspiration. If you haven't paid attention to your outdoor design yet, you should, no matter...
  • Update Your Outdoor Kitchen with Barstools

    During the warmer months of the year, entertaining in your outdoor home is one of the best past times for homeowners. The pleasure of grilling in your outdoor kitchen while relaxing during the leisurely days of summer is finally here! Your summer kitchen may is a wonderful spot to not only grill...
  • The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
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