As a designer, writer, and entrepreneur, I’m obsessed with anything that is luxury, unique, or glamorous! I have a keen eye for style and love sharing all my ideas, muses, and projects with the rest of the design world! I love to travel along with Sophie, my mini Schnauzer whom I take on all my great adventures.
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Having left winter behind us, it’s time to get back out into the garden to spruce it up before the really warm weather arrives! Get the chairs and table out on the patio while following these top tips for what’s hot in the garden this summer:
Focus on seeds rather than plants – Suppliers are providing some really interesting mixes to make your garden unique. And should the wet weather of last year continue, you’re still going to see some stunning results from a hardy wildflower mix.
Grow your own garden - Growing your own vegetables is a great way to get everyone involved in the garden – kids will love planting, growing and preparing their own food to sit down and eat. Even if you’re limited for space, a small herb garden can provide you with a tasty salad garnish for those long summer evenings.
Garden lighting – Focus on the eco-friendly, solar-powered LED lights available now. Moon Jars are fantastically quirky and come in a range of different colors, which means you’ll be able to achieve mood-lighting outside as well as inside.
Space saving furniture – In terms of outdoor furniture this year, lightweight, stack-able chairs will provide great garden solutions for small spaces and they’re really easy to transport. You can also add a touch of sophistication to your backyard set-up with a fire pit table – perfect for sitting around with friends as the evening draws in, enjoying a glass of wine and some good conversation. Bliss!
Be an outdoor hostess this spring and serve your guests in style along with Mother Nature. Here are some quick tips to make your outdoor dinner party a successful one!
- Heavy metal napkin holders will keep from blowing away when guests arrive.
- Comfortable chairs that are weather proof and UV resistant will provide both style and outdoor durability.
- Create ambience with outdoor speakers that can be placed in your garden in the shape of rocks.
- Dishes in natural shapes are golden touches – try finding some in the shape of leaves or fruit.
- Make a secondary serving area using a bar cart to hold extra wine, linens, salad dressings, and plates.
- Patio heaters work wonders when the temperature cools down at night.
- Keep the bar cart stocked with signature teas and iced beverage to keep your company hydrated.
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Traveling to the Mediterranean is by far the most beautiful place you can visit along with the food, nature, and architecture which makes it absolutely breathtaking! If you haven’t got the time to experience it yourself, you can create your own Mediterranean oasis right at home. Check out these top 10 product picks I’ve personally hand picked to bring a European flair right to your door:
Wandering vines table cloth, $29.99, Williams Sonoma
Wine Tasting Oak Table, $2,000, Williams Sonoma
Persian Rug, $2,190, Rug Firm
Tuscan Urns, $24-$99, Pottery Barn
Scroll Chest, $2,229, Horchow
Tuscan Landscape, $4,500, 1st Dibs
Italian Day Bed, $16,500, 1st Dibs
Milan Wall Shelf, $25.99, Touch of Class
Terrazzino Outdoor Furniture, $1,298, Napastyle
Wine table, benches and chairs, $379-$1349, Napastyle