Light up your Fourth…

July 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lighting can add color to a space or simply make it feel special.  Transform your outdoor space with these inspiring lighting ideas…


This casual setting gets instant appeal with the addition of these simple string lights.


These hanging lanterns add charm to this simple setting.

Photo: Sunset

These unique trellises add light and interest to this quiet outdoor space.

Photo: Pottery Barn

Happy Fourth!


Going Green…

April 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

I went to Weston Nurseries today, to replace some bushes that did not make it through our New England winter.  Seeing all the beautiful flowers got me thinking about designs for the outdoors.  So the color inspiration for today’s post?  Green!  Green is peaceful & relaxing, and perfect for outdoor settings.  When decorating outdoors, most of your color is coming from nature, so I recommend going neutral with your outdoor furniture, with the exception of a few key accessories.  Bring in some color with something simple like yellow or green print pillows and cut flowers.  Add drama with lighting by using lanterns or pendants.  The results will be understated and peaceful.  Need a bit more color?  Use light green or pale yellow for your furniture with a darker shades of green and yellow for your accents.

by Brown Jordan


Photo: Restoration Hardware

Photo: Restoration Hardware

Photo: Pottery Barn

Photo: Pottery Barn

Knox Lantern, Crate and Barrel

Sunflower Embroidered Pillow, Williams Sonoma

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