While the Canopy has been around for centuries, the whole minimalist approach has thrown the canopy out the window. Well guess again, the Canopy has made a comeback, and it’s cooler than ever! While the Canopy is suitable for all ages, it makes for a great statement piece in your child’s room, or adds a little romance to your Master Bedroom!
I am loving these graphic wallcoverings complimented by a ceiling mounted Geometric Print on the Canopy Curtains. This option is easy to create, or contact your local designer for a custom Canopy that is also mounted to the ceiling. Not feeling the Canopy Curtains? Keep an open mind and opt for a metal framed Canopy against a wall mural or colorful accent wall! There are so many creative options to incorporate a Canopy in your space, even if your room is small, you too can have a playful and appealing statement piece!
If you have seen all of the real estate TV shows that boast tropical islands and your own sandy beach for sale, I say this dream can be achieved whether you live in Nashville or Canada for that matter. While we all may not have the dough to buy a private island, you can create an island escape in your own home!
Our Riva Del Mar Mosaics in Giallo Verdino- Beach are reminiscent of the emerald waterfalls in Hawaii, and who wouldn’t want this beautiful reminder on a daily basis? Paired with Wood Like Porcelain on your floor and tub surrounds, you have incorporated the natural beauty and warmth that takes on any tropical paradise. Lush greens and aquas would be gorgeous accents in your own little oasis!
Whether you live by the beach, by a lake, in the woods, or in the deep South, summer is finally upon us, and this means spending your days and nights outdoors! Enjoying the fresh air never felt better while in the comfort of your own home in your new extended space. Here are the Top 5 ways you can jazz up your outdoor space, and bring the outside in!
1.) Nana Doors
No, this is not a special door or entry for your Nana. These doors are an amazing design utilized in tropical areas of the world that allow you create one big open space that leads you outside to your lanai or patio. Not only do Nana Doors create and airy and sultry space, you do not have to live in the tropics to enjoy them in your home!
2.) Mirrored Accents
Adding Mirrored Accents, or an entire wall of Mirrors outdoors creates the illusion of more space, and gives you the feeling of being completely surrounded by your garden. Always a fan of mirrors in a small space, but once you add them outdoors, you’ll never want to leave! Antique Mirrors are perfect for your backsplash tile too.
3.) Chandelier Love
Adding an enchanting or vintage Chandelier to your covered patio or cabana offers ambient lighting and charm. Crystal Chandeliers will play with the natural light outdoors, and whimsical designs adds personality!
4.) Graphic Contrast
I love the look of Black, White, and Grey designs outdoors, and you can incorporate these Graphic Prints, and Chevron prints, through an Outdoor Rug, Throw Pillows, and Outdoor Curtains. Be sure the fabrics are rated for outdoors to endure the elements, and you are on your way to making your outdoor space feel like home! Try using Chevron Tiles for an outdoor kitchen backsplash.
5.) So Hot
Not only is this view from a rooftop terrace on fire, there are so many cool and contemporary Outdoor Fireplaces on the market! I am loving these simplistic designs, from glass enclosures to asymmetrical looks, you will surely be able to cozy up on a chilly Summer night.
Even though our Economy has taken a rough and tumble, renovations are at an all time high. High Rise that is. Many high rise buildings in our finest cities are converting warehouses into living lofts, and with this great open space leaves little to the imagination…or does it? These high rise bathrooms do beg the question, exhibitionist or not? The flooding of natural light is a perfectly natural way to wake up and start your day, but have these designers gone too far?
These sleek designs offer a minimalist approach, and while I say, let it all hang out…will prospective buyers feel the same way? As we have heard the housing market will rise, will our need to revamp and resale in this overtly less is more ideal appeal to you as a buyer? You be the judge, a nice view from above, or a nice view in…either way, the use of natural materials such as stone, or fake it until you make it with a Porcelain option will definitely create a
provocative inviting space.
Today is a reflection of our lives with our fathers, and how they have taught us to do even the simplest things such as how to ride a bike, gardening, how to hold a paint brush, and the painstakingly idea of fishing. While these were many of the things that my father taught me, I like to think that each of us has a special something that they remember about their father, or the father figure in their lives. This Father’s Day I reflect back on these special moments growing up with my father, but I am also looking forward to the future.
This summer I am going to marry a man that has one of the most genuine qualities a gentleman has to offer. Someday he will be an amazing father to our children, as I have seen how he interacts with my nieces and nephews, and his love for his own nieces and nephew. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us a married couple, and with the union of our marriage I have also gained another father. My soon to be father-in-law has welcomed me into the family from the beginning, and I appreciate the encouragement he has shown for our union as a married couple.
The love I have for all the special men in my life is important to me, as we may not always be together, but when we do it’s as if time has not passed. The future holds an amazing story that will be remembered by our future children, and I cannot imagine a more joyful thing than a child and their father and grandfathers. To all the fathers, grandfathers, and uncles on this special day of reminiscing old stories, and to making new ones, Happy Father’s Day!
Get your beach gear and SPF ready as you Summer-fy your home and your bod! These beach cottage kitchens offer colors reminiscent of beachwood, the ocean, seashells, and tropical florals!
Whether you add a little bit of summer to your backsplash, cabinets, or display a splash of summer through your glassware and accessories, you can achieve a beautiful and cheerful space. Perfect for entertaining, every pool party this summer season will have your guests swooning over your decor!
If you plan on soaking up the sun, or taking a dip in the ocean, the swimwear options this summer are chic, retro, and fun and flirty! From fringe bikinis to flowing cutout tops, a little extra ruffle in a pastel color looks young and fresh! Retro high-waisted bikini bottoms are all the rage, and you can pair them with a balconette style bikini top in either a vibrant solid or vintage floral design. The retro inspired swimwear doesn’t stop at bikinis, and if you want a little “Marilyn modesty”, opt for a strapless, ruched one piece in a bright turquoise to show of your summer skin! If you want to add a little flirty sex appeal, this Chevron print Monokini is perfect for lounging by the pool. Accessorize your look with floppy straw hats, embellished sandals, and retro inspired shades. Enjoy your new Summer-fied home and beach ready looks!