Posts Tagged ‘Summer style’

Good Morning and let’s welcome another week of frolicking and  summer fun. I can’t believe its June already!!! Summer is here and life is in full swing!! Some great design ideas for Summer entertaining! We’ll start with Bellini’s my favorite! I love serving cocktails on the deck on a great summer day!

Kiwi-Strawberry Bellini Makes: 8 servings

4  Kiwi

16 Strawberries

1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco
Remove skin from kiwi fruits, cut into quarters.  In a food processor or blender, puree until smooth. Remove  stems from strawberries, cut in halves.  In a food processor or blender, puree until smooth. Spoon kiwi puree and strawberry puree onto the bottom of champagne glasses, about 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons each.  Pour over fruit puree and enjoy.
*Note: you can substitute Prosecco with sparkling white grape juice for a non-alcohol version.

Summer is here at last and so is lingering in summer spaces. The photography that Horst shot for Vogue and House & Garden in the 1960s, 70s and 80s has such enduring appeal. Right now, I’m drawn to spaces with summer-style. I hope you are finding time to linger in summer spaces, too.

Here is a view of  Schoon Lake in New York. On this beautiful site Eagle Capital Group is building a Spa and Resort,  to be named”StoneLedge”.  Myself and Maurer Interiors will be helping with the interior design of this project. We were so excited to share this vision with him. What a slice of heaven!!

Just a few outdoor spaces to end today!!

As always stay tuned….



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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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