Life & Style: Summer decorating ideas

April 13, 2015 - table lamp


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By Leslie Linsley

Contributing Writer


(April 13, 2015)

we put this in a difficulty of forgetful of summer. we know. I’m
rushing a season. But this is such a pleasing oasis in one of my
favorite Key West homes that we have to share. And while a palm
trees aren’t found on Nantucket, this infrequent porch stage could be


Bamboo seat is prohibited again. I’m not certain if it ever went out of
impression though it’s stout and light, untroubled upkeep and good-looking. It can be left outside and if we cover a cushions with
Sunbrella or another weather-resistant fabric it’s flattering durable for
a weather.


The thing we like are a witty retro accessories. The homeowner
collects early silt pails with pleasant illustrations on them. She
buys them on eBay. The old-fashioned radio is another artifact from the
past, retrofitted to work.. Even a flare done of bamboo spokes was
an eBay find. we adore a list flare in an outside room. It turns it into
a genuine living-room feeling.


The bluish fabric and a white orchid supplement an component of elegance.
This small vignette would be elementary to transcribe on your Nantucket
rug sans palm trees. Big pots of ferns or grassy plants around the
fringe could be usually as effective. Or even pots of white hydrangea


Another engaging element for summer seat is sea grass. It’s
stout and good-looking. We don’t customarily see this on Nantucket.


Much of a interior decorating in Key West is officious creative.
It has personality. There are not too many manners and lots of individuality. The
usually unchanging intent that’s entire is a orchid. It’s kind
of like a hydrangea. If we don’t see a orchid (or hydrangeas)
on a list – well, a décor falls flat. we know it’s a cliché.
we get it. But I’m a plant like everybody else. When in Key West I
have orchids. If it’s Jun on Nantucket a gotta be a vase filled
with roses and if it’s August, OMG if we don’t have a few fat
blue blossoms in a transparent potion vase. It usually plain works! No sense
protesting opposite a certain thing. This year I’m going to get daring
and preference all white hydrangeas.



But we have to admit, this all-natural room has character. While
it’s in Key West a lot of a sum interpret to a Nantucket
home. Those forged wooden bombard valances alone. You could make this
by portrayal a plain timber valance white and afterwards covering it with
shells so they overlie any other. Use a glue gun to secure them.
What fun! we consider we competence try this in my powder room that we devise to
paint black. I’ve been formulation to paint this room for ages. Last
year we had motionless on Mole’s Breath, a gray tone from Farrow
Ball. The year before it was celadon green. In a tumble we thought
about sailcloth. After a winter in Key West we suspicion coral would be
good. But a crony of cave embellished her lavatory black with pristine white
silken trim. It is so sensational! That is what we am going to do as
shortly as we stop procrastinating.


I got a good e-mail from someone names “Jack”. He wants to know two
things: 1. What kind of iron do we use? and 2. How do we overlay fitted
sheets? Any suggestions?


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