Decorating with Gingham! Summertime’s Favorite Print

Gingham! Summertime’s Favorite Print; Graphic And All American

a900e1bc0207423822365de3ecca6a3dDuring the month of February, the middle of winter, with no glimpse of spring, I have dreams about the summer season, and in my dreams I see picnics in the park, or by the beach, and lots and lots of Gingham!

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It’s a classic, and as American as apple pie The French love gingham as well.   30b75b4b91863ccd92ea86e6dc2551b3

Gingham isn’t just for summer picnics. Use it as upholstery, it’s timeless, elegant and sophisticated.

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Use it as drapery, in a traditional or modern room.

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Even Chanel does gingham!49ed6a97ffcc0e921dd53d134eb2492e

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And of course the iPhone case!!

I hope this has inspired you.  Do you have any ideas to share?  We would love to hear from you.

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help decorate your outdoor dining room Carmel Decor.

Enjoy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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Setting A Beautiful Table For The Outdoor; Dining Al Fresco

5c3b4fd8694725f7af6b12251073a8b8Make summer days and nights more memorable by enjoying a meal or snack with friends and loved ones al fresco.  Why not savor the long summer days and cool evenings in your favorite outdoor spot.  Forget about using paper plates and plastic, bring out the china, summer is way too short.

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43b876f28c8b56af85e2fe3fbecf40399Why wait for a special occasion, why not have every meal al fresco.  Treat your outdoor table just like your indoor one; there are so many ways to decorate the table, use colorful tablecloths and dinner plates; don’t forget to add candlelight.  There is no better way to make your outdoor room glow than with the soft light of candles.

I hope this has inspired you.  Do you have any ideas to share?  We would love to hear from you.

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help decorate your outdoor dining room Carmel Decor.

Enjoy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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Tips On Decorating The Patio For The Summer Season

For the past week we've been enjoying the most wonderful summer weather, warm days and beautiful cool evenings. There is only 3 weeks left to the official start of the summer season, this is the perfect time for freshening up your outdoor space. Here are a few tips for decorating your patio for the Summer season.Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use.  If you have a covered patio or porch, use it as a living room. A covered patio is a great; because you can place more decorative objects in the area, and it shades the hot sun.  A covered patio can be used in the spring and fall months since it provides cover for the rain.  How about placing a sofa and a couple of lounge chairs in the patio so you can enjoy a cold drink with a friend.{Baja Collection Multi - BAJ-9}

Include an area rug to give the patio warmth; there is a large selection of outdoor rugs available at very affordable prices in traditional and contemporary styles.

 

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Hurricane lamps and lanterns add the romantic glow of candle light.


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Garden stools and poufs are great to use as side tables or for additional seating.

Bring your old furniture back to life by adding a few decorative pillows and throw. During the summer months when the sun shine is hot and bright use the brightest colors like orange, turquoise and apple green.

If your plants in containers that are overgrown or dried up, this is the perfect time to replant, transplant and add fresh color to the patio. Replant your old planters with the season's brightest colored annuals.

 


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Add accessories that personalize your outdoor space. Cover large wall areas with decorative outdoor wall sculptures and art. Just like your indoor spaces art work adds texture, color and interest.

Hang an outdoor chandelier for extra glam.  A fan is also great for air circulation during the hot summer months. Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use!

I hope you can use these ideas to create the outdoor room you've been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and area rugs for the outdoors at Carmel Decor.Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?

by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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