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So gorgeous!

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The Brant Chair made by Ethan Allen is one of the most versatile chairs I can find right now! The detailed carved repeating ball frame and fluted apron (taken from a 17th century design) can fall towards traditional or lean towards modern styling… it just depends on the fabric its upholstered in!

Here are some fun fabric-to-frames I came up with to help you visualize Brant’s potential!

By the way, Ethan Allen offers OVER 1000  fabrics AND 25 wood finishes for the frames- talk about custom!

Here is the link to Ethan Allen’s website where you can check out the chair for yourself.

If you need help creating this look or starting any other design project, feel free to contact me!

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Source: Vera Bradley

I was shopping around Home Goods (what else is new?) and noticed that they had tons of cute little paper covered boxes everywhere!  I just loved the brightly colored prints, they kind of remind me of Vera Bradley.

These could be cute in a home office or a little girl’s bedroom for organization.

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One of the things I have been looking forward to all year are my summer evenings where I can just lounge outside with friends, family, and my dogs, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy the warm breeze.  Here are a couple great tips to creating that perfect outdoor retreat where everyone can gather and just… relax.

Source: Pottery Barn

1. Creating a focal point (fire helps)

Build your conversation area around something interesting by creating a focal point.  By placing seating around a fire pit or coffee table, a cozy conversation area is created and face-to-face conversation is easy.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Martha Stewart

2. Comfort is Important

Pillows and cushions are so important to ensure your summer evening gatherings will last through the night.  This is also a great way to start introducing more color into the outdoor space.  Remember that not all fabrics are suitable for outdoors, Sunbrella makes gorgeous fabrics that can be left outside all year round and still look amazing.  They are mold, mildew, and fade resistant, and are being introduced in some stunning prints and colors.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Sunbrella

Source: Elle Decor

3. Layer Color

When it comes to bring color into your space, consider the palette of the flowers and greenery that is already around you and pull from those.  No need to reinvent the wheel, if there is already some naturally-brought-in-color, use it!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Martha Stewart

4. Don’t Forget Lighting!

Keeping your outdoor space illuminated once dusk has hit is a sure way to keep your space feeling warm and inviting.  By using strung globe lights, a fire pit, or even the good ‘ol tiki torch, candle light always enhances the outdoors.

Source: Real Simple

Source: Martha Stewart

Source: Martha Stewart

How would you make your outdoor space unique?

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