Create an Outdoor Room With a Tent!!

Sometimes simple ideas can turn an average deck into the most amazing spot to read, relax, and entertain your friends and family.  You don’t have to add on to your home to add a room!  Check this out!



Create your own outdoor room with a tent!  That’s right, this beautiful outdoor space is all in a lovely tent.  It all started with a basic deck and a ready-made gazebo tent.  How cool is that???  I love it!




The roller shades are attached to the tent rails and provide extra protection from the sun with ease. Add a lovely rug and some home accessories and plant to create an outdoor room you’ll want to live in!




The weather-resistant fabric panels add a touch of classic style while helping hide the fact that you started with a basic tent…too cool!

What do you think?  Do you have the right spot for this?  Are you already looking for your keys so you can run out and buy a tent to get started?

I love this!!!!


Winning Kitchen Storage Ideas

Sometimes we need just a little more space, or just the right space, to keep everything in order in the kitchen.  I love, love, love seeing my pretty dishes and vintage pyrex bowls so I wouldn’t want to hide them away in a regular kitchen cabinet.  Decorating with what you use can keep it all in reach and look beautiful at the same time. 

Here are some fabulous ideas for storage in your kitchen.


Our old kitchen had lots of space, but not a ton of storage.  Something like this freestanding armoire could holds tons of holiday china and become a beautiful accent you’ll never want to do without.  I love the green!



Open shelves are one of my favorite things!  Just stack all your colorful dishes and you’ve decorated your kitchen with style.  Now it looks like a kitchen that actually gets cooked in…that’s a good thing!


What should you do with all those small appliances that you love?  How about cubbies??  This is a fun way to organize everything so you can find it when you need it.  On a side note, I just got an ice cream make like this one and it rocks!


So much space gets wasted!  Go all the way to the top with your cabinets and make your kitchen HOT!  You’ll love all the extra storage space you get and it only makes your kitchen more beautiful.

I hope you found a kitchen storage idea that works for you.  Think outside the box of ordinary cabinets and make your kitchen your own.

I love my colorful dishes and display them on open shelves. What’s your favorite thing to display in your kitchen?


Sizzling Outdoor Spaces

Since we live in Florida we spend a large part of the year enjoying our outdoor areas.  There’s nothing like sipping cold lemonade and reading in the shade of a palm tree. :)  Our back porch is like an extension of our house so we are always adding a touch here and there to improve it.  I’m a big fan of potted plants and umbrellas!

Here’s a peek at some fresh outdoor spaces that can easily be created in a weekend or two.


Using a rug outside really makes it feel like a room…I NEED a rug now!  We already have the orange umbrella.  What a relaxing spot to hang out and enjoy the beautiful Summer weather.


This outdoor space is great for entertaining with a cool L-shaped concrete’s awesome!


Dress up your porch with some of you home accessories for a cozy feel.  It’s like adding on to your living space.  Dining under the stars is just a bonus feature!


I love the pop of color for a fresh and cheerful look.  What does your dream porch or backyard look like?  Is it colorful?  Loaded with flowers?  I need both!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!



Decorate With Tangerine

Spring is here…time to add some color to every room of your house!  Patone’s Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango and this sweet and sassy color will brighten up any decor.  Just a touch is all you need and you can never go wrong with new pillows, right?


Look for tons of small accessories coming to a store near you.  A simple vase or lamp could really add a bit of style to your room.  I really like that elephant dish towel!



This little nook would look a bit average until you throw in that fabulous tangerine table…love it!5812557540_e2830efcf9_o

Paint an old table or yard sale table for a fresh new look!





What do you think of this bathroom?  It’s not really my style, but the color sure looks great!  I never thought about painting the bottom of a sink.



Alright, I’ll take a room just like this one!  It’s stunning and those chairs are PEFECT!

Are you going to try a bit of tangerine in your decor this Spring?


Decorating???  Check out these 101 Green Home Decor Ideas!

sources:Washingtonian, Martha Stewart, This is Glamorous, Arianna Belle, BHG