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Spring and summer are great times to do outdoor entertaining, some of our best memories have happened right in our own back yard. I absolutely adore outdoor rooms—-and I do mean rooms—-rugs, lamps, accessories, plenty of magazines–the works. Of course, it helps if you have a roof or awning over the area. We don’t have a covered deck at our house in New York, so when we are having friends over, I place the lamps, flowers and accessories out that day and bring them in the next, I also have a EZ UP canopy that covers the upper level of my deck so if the weather looks suspect we have a place to gather despite some droplets of rain. Look at some of these exquisite outdoor spaces….

Summer living!!!

This is a great space to enjoy your morning coffee, read the paper or gather with your family and friends! The space is tied together with a great rug!! I think spaces that don’t have rugs somehow feel incomplete. Rugs seem to ground the space and give it cohesiveness. This collection of accessories makes me want to curl up in this picture! What a cozy ensemble!

                                                                                                                         The animal print rug is an eye catching addition to this space, it brings this all together!

Accessories, pillows in pops of green make this sitting area warm and inviting.

Pops of Pink are so inviting in this roof top outdoor room.

With all the bright colors it really pulls this space together.

Great Times with Family and Friends, at my home!

This was my deck, on the 4th of July, with my friends and family these are the best times of our lives!!! Enjoy the outdoors, create a space on your deck or veranda this year that will bring you outside whenever you have a moment!


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Today we sat outside and just enjoyed the deck!! It’s the weekend of July 4th, we are barbecuing  with friends, and then fireworks with the girls!! This begins a week of R & R (rest and relaxation)  for us, just a little getaway!!  The Northeast is almost etherial in summer. Its seems as if all of a sudden the days are long and warm, the air seems still and the blue of the sky and green of the trees just takes you in to its circle. It’s the Summer Style, casual, relaxed, light and airy!!

Do you have a summer style at home too?  It is equally casual, filled with cotton slip covers and toss pillows bold patterns and stripes.  All of these ingredients combine to fill the home with breezy effortless style. 

Some ideas for outdoor spaces, if  your pressed for cash, use your porch to entertain or simply to read and relax, creating the proper  ambience is the key . Be sure to install the right lighting for evening  hours, and put up curtains or blinds to help filter the daytime sun. Invest in a carpet for your space to anchor the seating area, potted flowers or large outdoor plants give color and life to any space. Water fixtures are another great way to add ambiance and beauty to an outdoor setting. Although they can be pricey, you can actually make a water fixture for pennies on the dollar just by using a big planter, an electric fountain kit and a bag of pebbles. Geometric fabric in bold colors add a fun colorful element to the porch, There are endless possibilities with outdoor drapes and fabrics.
So kick back relax and Happy 4th of July!!!

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