Now that summer is officially here, how about a few ideas to freshen up your home for the season? One of the easiest ways is to add garden flowers–if you don’t grow your own, you can stop off at your local farmers’ market for a large bouquet for just a few dollars.
Another idea is to change your linens. I like to change out my dining room linens and dishes in the summer to blue and white, with a bit of green thrown in. It’s such a classic combination, and the cool colors remind me of water, blue skies, and green grass.
Another warm weather color direction you could take, especially here in our cloudy Pacific Northwest climate, is citrus brights. I just revamped the cushions, pillows and tablecloth on my deck (custom sewing by Tracy Quoidbach). All of the fabrics shown are Sunbrella indoor-outdoor fabrics from Robert Allen, available through Nest Showroom in Portland.
When the previous owners showed the house, even though it was fully furnished, the upper deck was completely bare except for a table. Here was a room-sized space with SO much potential! I couldn’t wait to transform it with pots of colorful plants, comfortable furnishings to lounge and dine on, and great textiles.
KATHIA’S UPPER DECK “AFTER”:
The wonderful thing about these outdoor furnishings is that you do NOT have to move them every time it rains because they are designed to withstand moisture and UV rays. What a remarkable benefit for those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest.
If you have an outdoor space that’s going to waste, give Emery & Associates a call today. We’d love to help you create the outdoor room of your dreams.