July, August…the months for playing, planning and relaxing
What is this designer talking about? Well, we have addressed so many topics since December that is seems fitting to stop and take a breath now and then.
For the hot summer months let’s make some sun tea out on the patio, sit back and look at the awesome view from your nest in the sky.
What? You need patio furniture? PERFECT! Now is the best time to hit some of the local stores and grab accessories for the summer. Floor samples, items they bought at the Summer Trade Show and many more can be purchased at reasonable prices right now.
And, don’t forget the online services of the different stores touting their wares there at your fingertips. Problem with sizes? No problem…sketch out your area and take it with you. Many places have design specialists on staff who can assist you.
Don’t forget to add splashes of color everywhere out there. Area rugs designed for the outdoors are abundantly colorful. And the great pillows that are available will add spark and energy. If you are on a sunny side of the building, pick up a market umbrella in vivid colors and add it to your setting.
Greenery here is also important. Huge pots can be utilized for citrus trees like lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. I cannot believe how well they do in our warm desert climate. But in season you’ll be the person handing bags of fruit to friends and they will be jealous!
Add a splash of water as well. There are so many great water falls available, small, medium and large. Have some fun while adding the serenity of softly falling water to your outdoor living spaces.
If you have not seen the advertisements for all the wonderful choices in these products, you owe it to yourself to go on a Mission and see them.
Let’s do something fun, it’s summer time, and summer calls for fun!
Have an amazing summer!
Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D.
Interior Designer, Published Author
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