Sunday, April 25, 2010

15 Summer Style Secrets

Good morning to all my blogging friends. Boy! Today sure is a COLD one here! I'm pretty tied of these rising and falling temperatures! (i don't know about you!) I do believe I'm ready for summer! And with that said I put together a little article for you. So, lets get set for summertime & Entertaining with these tips and tricks!
Just relax-1. CHOOSE A CALM COLOR PALETTE. Use eye catching or calm colors and toss a bit of color for pizzazz!
2. ADD SOME PUNCH- Red toss pillows, burgandy primroses in a distressed white box and potted geraniums attached to an architectural piece contribute bursts of vibrance to the space. 3. PICK UP THE EXISTING PALETTE WITH SMALL AND LARGE ACCENTS- Like small candles on a table or whereever. 4. CREATE MORE USEFUL SPACE FOR PARTIES- Your stuff can be turned into party items a trunk like I have can offer an extra spot for guests to rest there drinks. 5. SPICE IT UP FOR THE FORTH- Feathered in a few patriotic elements that salute the season. Example, a Uncle Sam figurine, an americana picture or decor. 6. MAXIMIZE SPACE AND STYLE- A three-tiered shelf can act as a plant stand or as a spot for stashing supplies when you're entertaining. 7. CREATE A AMERICANA TABLESCAPE- Blue and white cushions. A vase with sand and beach grass? 8. AMP UP THE AMERICANA- Gear your look toward Independence Day! Bring in more red elements for the 4th. 9. FOLLOW A PATTERN- Gingham napkins are picnic-y and complement the minature flag in the centerpiece. 10. PLAYFULLY PERSONALIZE EACH PLACESETTING- Red sand pails with monogrammed toy shovels pop against white dishware! 11. GET SET FOR AFTER DARK- A candle chandelier. which is perfect for the outdoors because it requres no electricity. Use glass cups around the bace of each candle to collect the drippings from falling onto your table! 12. TOP YOUR TABLE- Finish off your tablescape with flag themed centerpiece such as a Coloinal-inspired accent. 13. RETHINK AND REPURPOSE- add character to the space! Cushions find a new purpose as accent pillows. 14. GO FOR GARDEN-INSPIRED ATTRACTIONS- A metel trellis can really bring a lot of texture and intrest to a wall, and you can hang just about anything on it! If its sheltered from the elements you can hang pictures on it or framed photos. Use a fabric ribbon or raffia as a hanger for a softer look! 15. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX-OR BASKET- "You can acually use a decorative waste basket as a planter." "you never know what you have around the house that can be used as a clever accent!"

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