Fetching Friday: About the House

Today’s Fetching Friday features lovely spaces and places about the house.

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Gorgeous comes home in the most splendid and stunning of ways.

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Early Branch Farm-Robert M. Cain Architect

Natural settings resplendent in a peaceful easy feeling welcome cozy home.

If you could bottle this feeling it would be the elixir sure to cure the world’s ails.

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Jessica Helgerson Interior

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

—Luther Burbank

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Robbie Caponetto

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Architectural Digest

Antique pieces about the house never fail to impress the space they grace.

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Caroline Brackett Studio of Design

Antiques possess the quality of adaptability.

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Victoria Magazine

Pieces complement rather than clash with the central design style, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

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House & Garden – Photo by Rachel Whiting

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull
of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.”

― Rumi

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1stDibs – Rebecca James Studio – Photography by Richard Gooding

Searching for tips, tricks, and general cucumber information, I ran across a line or two of pickle humor and thought it sweet and dilliciously delightful.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

Good thing I’m not on the recipe hunt for a summer corn casserole.

Talk about corny jokes.

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Photo by Reka Biro-Horvath on Unsplash

Call this my contribution to the Friday funnies.

Cucumbers hate becoming pickles.
For them, it’s a jarring experience.

Hope your Friday is filled with beauty and laughter.

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Getting Ready Fall Décor Preview

For my fall can’t get here soon enough decorista friends, this it’s only August but I’m getting ready fall décor preview has got your name on it.

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Many of us are still in full summertime mode and loving every minute of it. Skipping the best of one season to leapfrog to another runs the risk of taking all the fun out of seasonal updating and decorating, and we certainly don’t want that to happen.

Small touches make a big impact to your dominant décor style accomplishing the intended purpose of seasonal decorating- to create standout statement vignettes, spots, and corners ready to capture the eye and the essence of the current season.

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Vintage Arch Antique Gold Ornate Metal Framed Accent Wall Mirror

Velvet Ribbon

Mixed Eucalyptus Bouquet

Red & Yellow Tropical Repens Protea

Handmade Stoneware Flower Vase

Gold Plush Velvet Pumpkin

Wooden Planter Bowl

Harvest Still Life Framed Canvas Brown – Threshold™
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Dark Brown Pumpkin Wood Dish

Copper Hammered Metal Salt & Pepper Shakers

Pine Cone Wooden Cookie Mold

Rockland Hand Knotted Persian Style Rug- Threshold™ with Studio McGee

Shipping delays, supply chain snafus, Halloween candy shortages (say it ain’t so, Hershey’s), and price increases all around breeds an earlier than normal buy it now while it’s available and affordable retail response.

Granted it’s seasonal updating and decorating we’re talking about and not meat and potatoes (and fuel) concerns, but we decoristas do find so much joy in the time honored tradition of seasonal updating house and home and porch and patio for each new season.

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Here’s my it’s only August but I’m getting ready fall décor preview complete with first impressions, must have classics, and the splendor of the season plan to bring it home.

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Faux Fur Embossed Textured Throw Blanket

Warm colors, natural elements, cozy textures, classic patterns, and the scents of the season lend a hand to create quite the cozy ambiance.

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Boon Knitted Tweed Couch Throw

Vintage Fireplace Bellows

Sculptural Pumpkin Mug

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Sweet Water Décor Hello Fall Soy Candle Amber Jar Candle

Developing, baking, cooking, and tasting new recipes spotlighting seasonal spices and seasonings rich in flavor and fragrance is one of the very best parts of the fall festival.

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Photo by Christina Rumpf on Unsplash

Taken with the form, I ordered a pine cone wooden cookie mold to experiment with.

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Pine Cone Wooden Cookie Mold

Springerle Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

3 teaspoons light brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 large egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon rum extract

Directions

Beat butter, sugars, and salt together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.  Fold in the flour.

Divide the dough in half, shape both halves into disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.   Grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

Flour the work surface.  Working with one disc of chilled dough at the time, roll it out to approximately  ¼” thick.

Lightly brush a coating of flour onto both the dough and the springerle mold. Press mold firmly into the dough making a deep impression.  Remove dough filled mold and cut around the design with a knife.  Place each cut cookie on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Allow baked cookies to cool either on cookie sheet or wire racks.

Store cookies in an air-tight container.  Cookies will keep for 1 week.

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Handcarved Wooden Spoon

Sweet Water Décor Hello Fall Soy Candle Amber Jar Candle

Copper Hammered Metal Pitcher

Dark Brown Pumpkin Wood Dish

Antique Ironstone Brown Floral Transferware Pitcher

6 Royal USA Colonial Homestead 5.5″ Fruit Dessert Bowls 

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Feast your eyes on two recent additions to my cookbook collection purchased in anticipation of fall’s arrival and the recipes it will bring to the table.

Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters

Under consideration for a big ticket purchase is the gorgeous Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters in orange velvet.

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Several fall seasons ago I shared with you all a simple recipe for cinnamon water.  Click on the link for the recipe.

Pumpkin perfect best describes the Cindy Pumpkin Decanter- a fall finds list contender for the pumpkin perfect beverage server.

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Cindy Pumpkin Decanter 

There’s nothing like a fall décor preview to get the decorating wheels turning towards the next season of seasonal updating house and home.

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Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Newsflash: gone are the days of basic and boring dorm room decorating ideas and décor choices.

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These dorm room decorating ideas feature tasteful and dashing furnishings, accents and accessories that come together to transform an otherwise nondescript space into a chic oasis of comfort and personal style.

Double Sided 3 Panel Vintage Flowers Canvas Room Divider

Double Sided 3 Panel Vintage Flowers Canvas Room Divider

Square footage and the actual size of the space you have to work with rule the choices made.
 

I love the idea of using a room divider or screen as a headboard. I also love stylish options affording one a bit of privacy.

6 ft. Printed 3-Panel Room Divider

6 ft. Printed 3-Panel Room Divider

Curated pizzazz is easily accomplished by simply placing the divider or screen behind the head of the bed.

Genevra Upholstered Panel Headboard

Traditional options may better suit the area of the space and contribute a better result to the overall style presence you’re going for. 

Rainha Cushion Tufted College Headboard - Velvet Crush

Rainha Cushion Tufted College Headboard – Velvet Crush

Go bananas and enjoy the express yourself process of taking an empty plain space and making it into a fabulously handsome retreat. 

Standard Microfiber Reversible Banana Print Comforter Sham

Standard Microfiber Reversible Banana Print Comforter Sham

Truly Soft Pleated Blush Twin XL Comforter Set

Truly Soft Pleated Blush Twin XL Comforter Set

Antique Medallion Lightweight Textured Woven Jacquard Cotton Blend Bedspread Set

Antique Medallion Lightweight Textured Woven Jacquard Bedspread Set

Prints and patterns, textures and weaves, and trending colors and thread counts make a stylish and comfortable bed.  

Makeup 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set, Twin,

Makeup 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set, Twin

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Cozy up to the comforts of dorm room accessories that turn in and turn down a striking look. 

Simply Clean Reversible Bed in a Bag - Serta

Simply Clean Reversible Bed in a Bag – Serta

Printed Cotton Percale Sheet Set, Twin

Printed Cotton Percale Sheet Set, Twin

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I’ve got one word for you when it comes to dorm sweet dorm…

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Madison Park Chunky Double Knit Throw Blanket

Madison Park Chunky Double Knit Throw Blanket

Bee & Willow™ Cable Knit Reversible Throw Blanket in Heather Grey

Bee & Willow™ Cable Knit Reversible Throw Blanket in Heather Grey

My dorm and townhouse roomies and I kept close company with throws and blankets.  The degree of cozy rises to a most comfortable level making for a happy dorm-apartment-condo-townhouse environment. 

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Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bins

Storage is one hot commodity in the dorm room decorating ideas scheme of storing things.

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Coiled Rope Storage Basket 

You’ve got stuff, and you need stylish storage options for housing your stuff. 

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First rule of a functioning dorm room is you’ve got to have room. 

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Twisted Paper Rope Basket Twisted Paper Rope Basket

Super cute accents and accessories don’t have to be super costly.

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Gingham Storage Cube

Storage cubes comes in on-trend colors and get the job done in style.

Assorted Colors Trunks Set of 3 Vintage Style Storage w/ Gold Handles & Locks

Assorted Colors Trunks Set of 3 Vintage Style Storage w/ Gold Handles & Locks

Household Essentials Small KD Chest in Seagrass Natural

Household Essentials Small KD Chest in Seagrass Natural

French Industrial Silver Metal Storage Trunk

French Industrial Silver Metal Storage Trunk

The designs, sizes and affordable price points of these nightstand and accent tables personify smart and stylish dorm room décor ideas. 

Vasagle Nightstand, Bedside Table, End Table with Drawer

Vasagle Nightstand, Bedside Table, End Table with Drawer

2-Tier Metal Round End Table with Removable Tray

2-Tier Metal Round End Table with Removable Tray

Adeptus Solid Wood 6 Drawer Roll Cart

Adeptus Solid Wood 6 Drawer Roll Cart

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3 Drawer Fabric Dresser Storage Tower Nightstand

Color, texture, and pattern makes the grade A+ for dorm room decorating ideas.

Intelligent Designs Charvi Chenille Square Floor Pillow
 
 
Velvet Segmented Bean Bag Chair
Great option for vanity seating or a trio in complementing colors for a bedside grouping. 
 
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Sherpa Bean Bag

Carson Carrington Islingby Modern Geometric Indoor Area Rug

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Decorative vases, plates, and planters make excellent holders for desk accessories, gadgets or make-up brushes. 

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Indoor And Outdoor Resin Head Planter

Indoor And Outdoor Resin Head Planter

One is good, but a pair becomes a good looking set of bookends. 

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Peace Sign Decor

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Dorm Room “And They Were Roommates” Poster

Love this candle (exercise caution when lighting candles and make sure to extinguish before leaving your dorm room or going to bed). 

The mom in me is coming out. 

Rising Summit Candle

Rising Summit Candle

 
White 8-Cube Organizer

White 8-Cube Organizer

Mixed Material 3 Shelf Bookcase

Mixed Material 3 Shelf Bookcase

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Novelty lighting puts a new twist on a dorm room essential. 

Golden LED Rabbit Lamp

Golden LED Rabbit Lamp

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Gold & White Flamingo Table Lamp

Soft lighting sets a cozy and inviting scene and is a fun way to reflect your personal style. 

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Industrial Desk Lamp with USB and AC Power Outlet

Industrial Desk Lamp with USB and AC Power Outlet

Table, desk, string, and just fun lighting options shine a little light on the higher education study and down time situation.

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Mini Ceramic Globe Table Lamp, Black

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Gooseneck LED Clip Lamp

Gooseneck LED Clip Lamp

Retro darling and just plain fun, the Lava lamp is almost required lighting  in the dorm room environment.

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Lava Lamps

Yes, I know cellphones serve the clock/alarm needs of today, but a wall clock, especially one this cute, still has its place in dorm room décor. 

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Infinity Instruments Wall Clock

Ions ago when I was at LSU in the dorm my roommate and I used round 3 gallon ice cream containers you could get for free at your local Baskins-Robbins for wastebaskets. 

Oval Makati Trash Can

Oval Makati Trash Can

DIY project days gone by consisted of discontinued wallpaper rolls, glue, decorista determination, and a little help from our friends Ernest and Julio Gallo.

Round Step Trash Can
 
 
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Home Expressions 6pc Washcloth Set1

 6pc Washcloth Sets

Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™ Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™ in Assorted Colors

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Dearfoams 2pc Printed Faux Fur Buffalo Plaid Rug
 
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Room Essentials Strawberries Bath Mat

 
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Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Cup of Happy Mug

Cup of Happy Mug

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H & M

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How we love and need our coffee- the breakfast, lunch and dinner of college champions. 

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker with 22oz Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker with 22oz Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter

Here’s hoping one or more of these dorm room decorating ideas offers decorative inspiration for your back-to-college dorm room design and décor.

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Coastal Home Decor Accents

Coastal home décor accents and accessories exemplify summer centric chic, centric if you will to the we’ve been having fun all summer long style reflecting the elements of a relaxing day or evening at the beach.

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Photo by Chris Galbraith on Unsplash

Before we get going with the main event I must disclose this post started out with me just updating a few items, links, and sources, and well, here we stand with an entirely new post.  I hope you enjoy!

Streaming smooth jazz smooth wave complete with the sounds of summer tunes and sea waves on a Saturday afternoon sets the tones and tunes to a coastal pictorial.
 
Even though at present it’s just too hot to do anything remotely close to a real day at the coast, the sights and sounds do put me in a sourcing coastal home décor accents and accessories state of mind.

Casual Coastal Vibes

Thousand Oaks Wood Scalloped 3 Drawer Brown - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Thousand Oaks Wood Scalloped 3 Drawer Brown

In this sea escape scenario the following host of words characterize casual coastal vibes.

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Madison Park Eliana Natural 2 -Door Accent Cabinet

Friendly.
Relaxed.
Natural.
Informal.

Metal Round Leaf Frame Wall Mirror

Metal Round Leaf Frame Wall Mirror

Include rich neutrals, warm tones, sleek lines and sophisticated presence and that’s exactly the vibe and the look we’re going for.

Reece 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Wonders of the Sea White Wash 2-Door Cabinet

Continuing as a favorite to source, the Ashlyn Round Wall Mirror reminds me of ruffles of ocean waves.

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A&B Home Ashlyn 16-Inch Round Wall Mirror in Gold

There is wall mirrors, and then there is wall mirrors.

Emeka Hand Carved Wood 72x36 Leaning Floor Mirror

Emeka Hand Carved Wood Leaning Floor Mirror

San Pacific International Octopus Vanity Mirror

San Pacific International Octopus Vanity Mirror

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Mark D. Sikes

Coastal home décor accents and accessories in earth tones of neutral, blue, green, gold, pink, brown and greige borrow from sea and sky.

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Color and light have quite the influence on each other.

Photographers definitely can attest to it, and I know several decoristas who will testify to it as well.

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Nature’s light show of morning, noon, and night has a way of adjusting colors to deepen and/or soften.

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If thrown by what coastal colors to select, remember this little ditty:

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Look to the coastal sky and sea for inspiration as to what your color palette will be.

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Rectangular Light Brown Wood and Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Briarhill Bone-Inlay Wall Mirror, Teak/Ivory

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iCanvas “Roseate Spoonbill by Natural History Museum (UK)

Antique pieces create contrast and infuse character into the space.

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William IV Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers

The mix and the mingle of antiques with new traditional and modern decorating styles layers a space with character, amplifies the charm quotient, creates contrast, and promotes focal point magic.

3-Drawers Bilson Natural with Gold Base Rattan Cabinet

3-Drawers Bilson Natural with Gold Base Rattan Cabinet

Layering builds upon the décor style central theme and can be strikingly accomplished through the introduction of pattern and texture to the space.

Brown Geometry Cabinet

Brown Geometry Cabinet

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair

Coastal 26″ Fabric Pebble Accent Chair

Rattan and wicker pieces fall under the category of classic coastal home décor furnishings done right.

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Rosie Storage Console

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Elle Decor – Photography by Thomas Loof

Cole & Son Acquario Wallpaper 1

Cole & Son Acquario Wallpaper

White Contemporary Unique Coastal Mirror

White Contemporary Unique Coastal Mirror

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Houzz – Photography by Emily Followill

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Hand Woven Rattan and Metal Chair

Kayla 6-light Mystic Sand Chandelier

Kayla 6-light Mystic Sand Chandelier

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Rattan Accent Chair

Clearfield Swoop Arm Dining Chair - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Clearfield Swoop Arm Dining Chair – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

  Bloom Tamarind Wood Bowl

Bloom Tamarind Wood Bowl

Scalloped Bowl - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee (1)

Scalloped Bowl – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Ruffled Marble Bowl

Ruffled Marble Bowl

To all chic and stylish accents there is a season, but you don’t have to buy in to locking your decorative items into a particular season.

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Dried Palm Leaves, set of 5 (now on clearance)

Coastal home décor steps into the spotlight in the spring through summer season, but is never out of season to the legions of decoristas who realize and embrace this perennial favorite decorating style.

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April Silver Queen Dried Bouquet 8" by Leanne Ford

April Silver Queen Dried Bouquet 8″ by Leanne Ford

 

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Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

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 Sarah Bartholomew Design

spindle-legs-on-round-farm-dining-table (1) Antiques partner beautifully with traditional and new-traditional pieces and patinas.

Antique Country French Provincial Drop Leaf Oak Dining Table

Antique Country French Provincial Drop Leaf Oak Dining Table

Juxtaposition is always in my bag of focal point tricks as it has the decorative power to immediately catch the eye.

Rutherford Woven Rush Dining Side Chair

Rutherford Woven Rush Dining Side Chair

Four Door Credenza

Cadence Distressed Soft Brown 60 in. 4-Door Credenza

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New England Home – Photography by Matt Kisiday

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Sierra Sideboard

Beige MDF Coastal Wall Decor Ornamental

Beige MDF Coastal Wall Décor Ornamental

Check out consignment shops, estate sales, vintage sites for focal point coastal home décor pieces.

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Treasure Chest

New and vintage mid-century furniture is on-trend, and this pretzel rattan chair is a wonderful example of a classic design and style befitting a coastal castle.

Inspiration Found

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

If you think about it, oceans and seas share the commonalities of form, color, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating.

Birch Lane Wall Mirror

Birch Lane Wall Mirror

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Coastal Outdoor Sofa, Lounge Chair

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Uttermost Zade Warm Grey Table Lamp

Sea Coral Wall Art (Set of 4)

Sea Coral Wall Art (Set of 4)

Hilty Coral Sculpture

Hilty Coral Sculpture

Ormond Octopus End Table

Ormond Octopus End Table

Dimond Lighting White Punk Table Lamp

Dimond Lighting White Punk Table Lamp

2-Drawer Kaylee's Garden Grey and White Accent Chest

2-Drawer Kaylee’s Garden Grey and White Accent Chest

Montauk Arm Chair

Montauk Arm Chair

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Aged Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

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New England Home

Entryways are the gateway to the house of style.

Brown Contemporary Teak Wood Console Table

Brown Contemporary Teak Wood Console Table

Natural elements and neutral beauties delineate the colors, textures, and patterns associated with sand and sea.

Bennet Solid Teak Console Table Natural - StyleCraft

Bennet Solid Teak Console Table Natural – StyleCraft

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Akane Shell Geometric 19-inch End Table

Akane Shell Geometric 19-inch End Table

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Harrelson wooden Cabinet

Harrelson Cabinet

Thalia Woodcroft Sideboard

Thalia Woodcroft Sideboard

Dining Room

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Island Retreat – At Home in Arkansas

When you search and source to no avail and still come up empty handed it’s time for a creative interpretation.

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6-Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

The Chatelet extendable trestle dining table offers European appeal in farm to coastal detail.

Hardwood solids paired with pecan, walnut and maple veneers replicate a provincial patina, making this a dining table contender for the casual yet elegant coastal dining room.

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Antique English Oak Jacobean Style Oval Barley Twist Dining Table

If old-world charm appeals to your decorating style, go all in with an antique English barley twist dining table.

Reely Wicker Rattan Single Light Pendant

Reely Wicker Rattan Single Light Pendant

Silver Aluminum Coastal Decorative Bowl

Silver Aluminum Coastal Decorative Bowl

Acroma 16 Light 40In Modern Farmhouse Wagon Wheel Chandelier Acroma 16 Light 40In Modern Farmhouse Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Wooden Round Dining Table in Antique Black Finish

Wooden Round Dining Table in Antique Black Finish

Salento 8-Light Vintage Copper Chandelier

Salento 8-Light Vintage Copper Chandelier

  The combination of a rich dark patina and a slipcovered, natural wicker or a rattan dining chair is striking.

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Dining Deco Bacall Ivory Slip Cover Dining Chair

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Contrast works the space.

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Nash 24 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

24 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

SAFAVIEH Erika Rattan Accent Chair with Cushion (Set of 2)

SAFAVIEH Erika Rattan Accent Chair with Cushion (Set of 2)

Beacon Park Gray Wicker Outdoor Patio Captain Dining Chair with CushionGuard Stone Gray Cushions (2-Pack)

Gray Wicker Outdoor Patio Captain Dining Chair

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Cape Hatteras Woven Kubu Armchair with Linen Cushions

Suite Dreams

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Kate Marker Interiors

Farmhouse Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

Emery Mosaic Table Lamp

Emery Mosaic Table Lamp

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug - Navy and Ivory

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug – Navy and Ivory

Beige Faux Bamboo Hollywood Regency Coastal Furniture

Beige Faux Bamboo Hollywood Regency Coastal Furniture

Madison Park Chandler Silver 2 Door Abstract Modern Accent Chest

Madison Park Chandler Silver 2 Door Abstract Modern Accent Chest

Long Sunroom with Hanging Rattan Chair

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Hallstatt Navy Accent Am Chair with Wood Base

Hallstatt Navy Accent Am Chair with Wood Base

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Designart Great Wave Upholstered Accent Chair

Double up for twice the comfort, twice the coastal/nautical style.

Damaris Comfy Recliner for Bedroom Set of 2 with wingback - NAVY

Damaris Comfy Recliner for Bedroom Set of 2 with wingback – NAVY

Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?

The beach-ocean-seaside cocktail hour is set to coastal style for the it’s five o’clock somewhere crowd.

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Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home décor decorating mind.

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Margie 22″ Bohemian Rustic Iron LED Table Lamp by JONATHAN Y

Dress a cart or cabinet top with a table lamp, eye-catching decorative accent or art piece.

Ships in Harbor Print

Ships in Harbor Print

The style is chic and the pattern is summer spot on.
 

Decorative shells and figural vases make perfect toothpick and cocktail stirrer holders.

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Coastal Style Carts & Cabinets

Handmade Rattan 2-Tier Bar Cart on Casters with Glass Top and Shelf

Handmade Rattan 2-Tier Bar Cart on Casters with Glass Top and Shelf

Cabinets and carts house a coastal collection of beverage station necessities for creating cool and refreshing libations.
 
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Aylee Cabinet

Bamboo Rolling Wine Buffet Kitchen Living Room Bar Serving Cart

Bamboo Rolling Wine Buffet Kitchen Living Room Bar Serving Cart

Coastal Style Accents

 
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Coastal Living

An entryway console table becomes the perfect piece to decorate with coastal accents.

cameo-green-glidden-green-whisper The Seashell Maiden Mermaid Wall Sculpture

The Seashell Maiden Mermaid Wall Sculpture

Silver Aluminum Coastal Serving Bowl

Silver Aluminum Coastal Serving Bowl

Seashells typify coastal areas, and a striking display of gathered shells from the shore or from the shelf housed in a decorative bowl or urn planter in coastal home décor fashion draws the eye.

Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

Veranda

Finley 56 in. Blue Credenza with 2 Doors and 4 Drawers

Finley 56 in. Blue Credenza with 2 Doors and 4 Drawers

She, he, we decorate(s) with seashells found on the seashore or the local craft and hobby store. white-sea-shells So sea chic!

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

Danna Weathered Antique Ceramic Garden Urn

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New England Home

Classic coastal style is here to stay.

It transcends a passing trend and consistently ranks as one of the most popular interior design styles.

Tasteful and timeless coastal home décor accents and accessories accentuate the casual, comfortable, fun, elegance, and seaside sophistication associated with classic coastal style.

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Watermelon Home Décor

Today’s watermelon home décor post is fresh with color, texture and sweet summer themed inspiration.

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Watermelon is the fruit of green, red, pink, white, orange, yellow colors, distinctive pattern lines, and delicious possibilities.

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Funny how the unofficial official fruit of summer inspires the theme of watermelon home décor accessories, stylish accents of the season, delectable recipes and color palette choices.

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 Eric Condron Interiors

Summer months welcome watermelon home décor in all varieties.

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Country Living – Photography by Brian Woodcock

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Watermelon Doormat

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Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Michael Healy Brass Dragonfly Door Knocker

Tin Post Box - 3R Studios

Tin Post Box – 3R Studios

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Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern - Red

Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern – Red

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Heart to Heart Radiance (Caladium) Live Plant in Pink and Green Foliage

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Take decorating liberty with the core colors and improvise with what’s available to produce the desired result.

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Not the shape, but wow, love the colors!

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal pink

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy's

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy’s

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 Sam Allen Interiors

I knew I wanted to do a post featuring the colors of a ripe, delicious watermelon when I saw the image below.

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Although not in watermelon pattern, these perfectly paired accent chair cushions immediately draw the eye in with the fresh, crisp and bright apple-green material and white rope trim.

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Credit the accent pillow in Romo’s “Tulipa Coral”  fabric for taking this tiptoeing through the tulips palette to color perfection heights.

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DIY Watermelon Umbrella

As it goes in the home décor and retail world we decorate and accessorize in, there’s times when the decorista must engage in decorative interpretation and in the style of implementation.

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Abstract Rectangular Beveled Wall Mirror

Texture and color on point trends watermelon home décor.

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Ceramic Table Lamp With Shade

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Let’s be honest, watermelon home décor can be a tad too, let me see how to put this, tacky.

Well, it can.

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Darla Polka Dots Loomed Accent Rug – Safavieh
Ocean’s Edge Braided Indoor/ Outdoor Area Rug
August Shag AUG200 Power Loomed Rug – Safavieh
nuLOOM Kara Solid Shag Area Rug

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Chic in the style of watermelon home décor pieces in color rich combinations of green, red, pink, white, yellow, and orange accent and accessorize please the eye and emulate the primary characteristics of the unofficial official fruit of summer.

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Watermelon-Lime Sorbet

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summer picnic watermelon beverage

Photo by Julia Ivanina on Unsplash

Doesn’t this spring into summer scene look refreshing?

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Watermelon Popsicles – Cooking Classy

Ninety plus degrees signs of summertime has hit the Deep South.

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Photo by Marie Dehayes on Unsplash

 BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

Fill up a watermelon inflatable pool with ice for a summery chic and fun beverage cooler.

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

The watermelon shines in the summer food and drink spotlight as a crowd pleasing source of refreshment.

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Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy's

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy’s

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Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Zoe Wodarz Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Love this watermelon themed decked out in vibrant watermelon colors serving bowl.

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Watermelon Serving Bowl

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Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass

Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass

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James Farmer – Photography by Emily Followill

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate

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The Sugartown watermelon  purchased this past weekend “produced” a sweet summer treat and a taste for sweet summer themed décor inspiration.

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Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients

1 lime

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup frozen raspberries

12 ounces chopped watermelon (2 cups)

Directions

Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from lime. Juice lime (2 tablespoons); set aside.

In a medium saucepan stir the sugar and water over medium heat until just simmering, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat. Add raspberries and lime juice.

Stir to thaw.

Place raspberry mixture and watermelon in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth.  Press mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; discard seeds.  Stir in lime peel.

Transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Cover; freeze until firm (4 to 24 hours). Transfer to a chilled bowl, breaking up if necessary.

Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth and lightened in color. Return to dish.

Cover and freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm.

-Better Homes & Gardens

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Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

This watermelon printed midi skirt does not exactly qualify as home décor per se, however, it does make a summer chic style statement for spring into summer entertaining.

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Watermelon Printed Midi Skirt

Summer fresh and pretty in pink!

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag

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Serpui Fresh Watermelon Wicker Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Void of pattern, however, full of watermelon color.

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Speaking of summer, the Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold illustrates two iconic symbols of the season.

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Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold

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 Melanie Morris Design

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Barneby Gates Watermelon Wallpaper

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 Terracotta Studio

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Any way you slice it, watermelon home décor accessories, refreshing treats and summer entertaining wares make for a unique, fun and summer festive addition to the party.

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Celebration Countdown to 4th of July Party Ideas

The countdown to a three day celebration of summer, fun, and freedom 4th of July party ideas is on.

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Allow me to take this opportunity to thank the calendar year for gifting us a three-day weekend for holiday fun in the summer sun.

Count that as 4th of July party ideas gold!

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Fine and Yankee Doodle Dandy for the 4th, a fresh flower haul from the farmer’s market truck mixed with clippings and cuttings from around the yard pops the colors of the season.

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Hanging at home is what’s on our agenda.

It’s becoming the retreat we love more and more.

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Photo by Ethan Hoover on Unsplash

It’s been so flipping hot of late I haven’t been firing up the grill, stove or ovens very much.

Dave the Builder continues to inform me we have central air conditioning, but it does make a difference in the late afternoon when you’re cooking-baking-grilling.

Light fare with an emphasis on easy, fresh, and cool suits the summer in all of us.

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Have you noticed how much a jar of Duke’s Mayo is going for these days?

Psst…. the digital coupon gods at Kroger are granting shoppers a coupon for Duke’s mayo this week, so let there be homemade potato salad on the 4th of July dinner table.

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Always on board for trying new recipes, I ran across this recipe for No-Mayo Potato Salad with Herbs from FoodieCrush.

Looks summer delicious!

Click here for link.

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Paper, plastic, ceramic, porcelain or melamine- there is no wrong way to go with 4th of July party ideas serveware.

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Royal Norfolk Red Beaded Ceramic Dinner Plates, 10.5-in.

I could source and suggest lovely beverage and bar glasses, but who are we kidding here?

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Gorgeous Disposable Paper Tableware – Set of 8

Red Solo cups is always the way to go-cup, or as we say in Louisiana, geaux-cup.

Stack those American party cups high and proceed to 4th of July party.

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You can red, white, blue and true to the traditional color palette in various ways.

Grab your blue and white this and that and let a bowl of red raspberries or fresh garden tomatoes represent the red.

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Stoneware Serving Platter

Remember this; simple makes the best party guest.

Planning.

Preparing.

Serving.

Invite the rule of KISS to the party and Keep It Summer Simple.

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Sun tea is about as summer delicious and summer simple as it gets.

Mason-original-glass-beverage-dispenserOriginal Mason 2 Gallon Triangle Beverage Dispenser

Fill glass container with cold water.  Add desired amount of sugar and stir.

Place 8 tea bags per gallon in container.  If using the above 2 gallon dispenser, use 16 tea bags.

Set dispenser-jar-jug out in the sun for approximately 3 hours.

Easy peasy, folks.

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Our local weather forecaster gave the viewing audience his 5 out of 5 scoops review of Blue Bell’s newest summer flavor, strawberry lemonade.

Carry out the theme with these color perfect numbers.

Gold Tone Americana Ice Cream Cone Drop Earrings

Gold Tone Americana Ice Cream Cone Drop Earrings

Sparklers is about as adventurous as we get with our fireworks display.

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Photo by Ethan Hoover on Unsplash

Beau and Ollie very much appreciate a celebration that pops in style, not in sound.

Social media memes floating the scrolls this time of year remind us fireworks tend to frighten our animal friends.

One particular meme suggest making a difference instead of a noise by purchasing two bags of pet food for a local shelter.

Who says everything on social media is rubbish?

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Happy 4th of July, friends!

Let freedom ring in all your stylish 4th of July party ideas glory.

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Royal Rethink of Elvis The King’s Jungle Room

Elvis the King’s Jungle Room has been in the spotlight of late vis-à-vis the buzz surrounding the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis.

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Certain spaces and certain clients call for over the top flamboyant chic when designing and decorating residential and commercial properties, and not all residential and commercial spaces are created equal.

As it appropriately calls for, there’s spaces and places where understated style simply will not do.

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Hall of Mirrors, Chateau Versailles

Ostentatious interior decorating and design elements has a standing relationship with grand scale museums, historical homes, architectural marvels, Las Vegas and hooray for Hollywood interiors.

Some exquisite.

Some gaudy.

Some remarkable.

Some unsightly.

What is it they say about beauty being in the eye of the beholder?

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Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash

Celebrities love to dial up extravagance in a manner befitting a true Hollywood story and Elvis the King’s Jungle Room.

You live what you know as some would say, and if flamboyant is just another day at the office it becomes the rule versus the exception.

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March 29-30, 1977 made hometown history much to the excitement and disbelief of the masses. Elvis Presley scheduled not one but two nights to perform live in concert in Central Louisiana at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.

Papa Places In The Home scooped up tickets for our entire brood (8), and the excitement level was off the charts.

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Ours was an Elvis house.

We loved the music, the style, and the voice.

On January 14, 1973 the Curtis Mathes was tuned to Aloha from Hawaii.

For no one in my nuclear family to utter a word for over an hour proved how captivated we were.

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Daddy surprised my mother with a trip to Las Vegas complete with her chance to see Elvis live at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Vegas was a different beast in those days, back when $100 bills in the palm of the showroom captain, the original ticket master, got you the best seat in the house.

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While waiting to be seated my dad struck up preshow conversation with the couple standing behind them.  Two husbands determined to please two wives devised a you put up one hundred and I’ll put up one hundred plan.

Remember it’s 1974.

Two Ben Franklins got them seated “right on the stage” as my dad used to say.

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Graceland

Daddy was more excited for my mother to see Elvis up close and personal than actually seeing Elvis perform.

As the story goes Elvis, with scarf in hand and enough charisma to light up the Vegas Strip, stood in front of mother not once, not twice, but three times for her to respond.

Mesmerized by this larger than life being looking her directly in the eyes, the woman could not move.

Daddy kept nudging her and telling her, “honey, stand up” and although she wanted to she just couldn’t.

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Never one to be star-struck before, she insists she wasn’t that night as well.

Over the course of a 30+ year span of trips to Vegas my parents met and mingled with celebrities and cultivated life long friendships with several.

Yes, that’s Dan Tanna himself, the beloved Robert Urich who was one of the aforementioned friends from my parent’s Vegas days.

She really can’t explain it nor does she regret it.  It was one of those in the moment moments that came and went with nothing more than a memory for the souvenir books.

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Most, if not all, design and décor features at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, stand in a time capsule- as it should be when you think about it.

From the articles, books and interviews I’ve read referencing the interior spaces of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, his personal design style preferences ranged from his idea of elegance and beauty to flash and kitsch.

Iconic spaces left suspended in a style of the times state challenges the design and decorating side of my brain to a round of how exactly would I redo-remodel-rearrange-reimagine-replace-rethink the design without compromising the original scheme without insulting or diminishing the core concept.

Although my design and decorating services have not been engaged by famous architects, heads of Hollywood studios, hoteliers or the fine folks at Graceland, a decorista can ponder can’t she?

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Elvis’s Jungle Room

An article on How Stuff Works reveals Elvis purchased the furniture for the jungle room on a spur of the moment whim to stir up his father.

Elvis’ father thought the furniture was the ugliest he had ever seen.

Admittedly I agree to some degree, which brings us back around to today’s royal rethink of Elvis The King’s Jungle Room.

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If it’s the 1970s, brown, orange, and green rule the color palette.

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Boone Leather Barrel Chair

Boone Leather Barrel Chair

Haussmann® Wood Elephant Chang Stool

Haussmann® Wood Elephant Chang Stool

Elvis referred to the space as the den.

Jungle Room does seem fitting for a whole host of reasons, décor being one of many.

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Chantel Drum End Table

Tiki tacky crosses the mind, but the rule of what speaks to you is what you should surround yourself with, for whatever reason or season, applies here.

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Gold Stoneware Glam Accent Table

Placement adjustments, furnishings tweaks here and there, subtraction of the outdated coupled with the addition of updated décor pieces go a long way in accomplishing a visually pleasing refresh.

The Kanaloa (Teeth) Grand Tiki 20.5 in. H Sculptural Polyresin Outdoor Side Table

 Kanaloa Grand Tiki Sculptural Polyresin Side Table

Western International Trading Co. (Witco) carved wood décor and home furnishings in tropical and Hawaiian inspired style was super popular from its beginning in the late 1960s though the late 1970s.

Pair of Faux Leopard Fur Hand Carved High Back Witco Tiki Thrown King Chairs

Tiki style was hot at the moment, and continues to this day to appeal to a certain design and décor aesthetic.

Witco furnishings are found throughout Elvis the King’s Jungle Room in all their carved, adorned, and hip for the times glory.

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Sabine Brown Leather Victorian Balloon Chair

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Tribeca Black/Ivory 8 ft. x 11 ft. Animal Print Area Rug

Brighton Pounce Loveseat

Brighton Pounce Loveseat

New York Sideboard in Various Sizes

New York Sideboard in Various Sizes

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Uttermost Volker Burnished Honey Coffee Table

The King of Rock & Roll.

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The King of the Jungle.

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King of Kings Design Fabrikken

Marceau Corner Chair, Cheetah

Marceau Corner Chair, Cheetah

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Modern Silver Shining Cheetah Revolution Area Rug

Replacing the paneling and the carpet to trend toward today’s offerings would be my first priority.

Reclaimed Wood Dark Teak Wood Wall Panel

Reclaimed Wood Dark Teak Wood Wall Panel

End Grain Faux Wood Wall Panel

End Grain Faux Wood Wall Panel

Safari - Color Morning Mist Pattern Green Carpet

Safari – Color Morning Mist Pattern Green Carpet

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Napa 88.5 in. Distressed Green Velvet Fabric 3 Seats Sofa

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If you can’t find it, make it or have it made.

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Uttermost Kiango Airy Neutrals Animal Pattern Arm Chair

Thalia Horn and Bone Round Wall Mirror

Thalia Horn and Bone Round Wall Mirror

Timbergirl Carved Wooden 4-Door Sideboard

Timbergirl Carved Wooden 4-Door Sideboard

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Grand Bazaar Congo Hand Knotted Modern & Contemporary Rug

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Shelby Rafia Table Lamp

Atolla Brick Tassel Pendant

Atolla Brick Tassel Pendant

Deco Copper Finish Table Lamp

Deco Copper Finish Table Lamp

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Lianne Painted Glass Modern Contemporary Table Lamp

brown-gold-black-table-lamp Tortoise Drum Lamp, Antiqued Zinc

Modena 26'' High 2-Light Table Lamp - Amber

Modena 26” High 2-Light Table Lamp – Amber

Cool cat claw doorstop.

Antiqued Claw Doorstop

Antiqued Claw Doorstop

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Gallery Auctions

Wood Pendant Light with Metal Rods - Distressed Gold

Wood Pendant Light with Metal Rods – Distressed Gold

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Zebra Green Ice Bucket

Zebra Green Ice Bucket

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All New & Unique Cheetah Woolen Rug 

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Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp - (Set of 2 )

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp – (Set of 2 )

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture black gold

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture

Staying true to the theme while resisting oversaturation respectfully yet tastefully updates the outdated.

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Fetching Friday: Family

Today’s Fetching Friday introduces family to family.  After all, followers, friends, and family are one in the same here at Places In The Home.

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Late one night this week in a part exhausted-part heat overload-part what in the heck did I just do haze I did something to cause my pictures/download files to jump from recent to long time ago status.

The result is a blast from the past pictorial scroll.

Family means the world to me; the memories perhaps even more.

Scrolling from one founding generation to the latest you will meet the family.

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Why is it that in almost every photo of my maternal great grandparents, regardless of how young they actually are in the photo, they look old?

Hard times I suppose physically aged them far too soon, but those hard times is what made these two forever young at heart and the absolute anchors of our family.

Mama and Papa were native Texans with all that that implies. God fearing, hard working folk of life loving character, I was fortunate enough to learn by their extraordinary example and to have them present in my life until my late teens.

He was full of life, innocent mischief, and a walking encyclopedia of facts and anecdotes of old Texas.

Mama Two (what I called her) was a force of calming nature small in stature and large in heart.

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Mamaw never met a lake, creek, river, pond or fishin’ hole she didn’t love. Dead of summer in the South and the woman was stylishly decked out in long pants and long sleeves with a color-coordinated umbrella in hand.

Sunshine she loved, but skin cancer rays were persona non grata.

Many a family member, friend, and neighbor reaped the benefits of her late summer afternoon fishing sessions- a delicious treat we could bank on.

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Tomboy in a dress- that was the description my mother bestowed upon herself, never shy to climb a tree, barrel race, or fight the good fight when and if her baby brother (the precious and precocious blond boy to her left) needed assistance.

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Daddy came from humble beginnings, and remained just that, humble, all of his life.

He moved mountains (or so we thought) for all he knew and loved, never met a stranger, and put his love of family as priority number one.

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Parents to two who always knew how fortunate we were and are to call them Mama and Daddy, our house was the one all the friends wanted to be at, holiday central for family and friends who were/are family, and a place proud to call home.

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“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a
supportive family is what builds a home.”

—Anthony Liccione

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Dave the Builder joined the family in the early 80s and it’s been a party ever since.

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Our heart and soul, Jackson is the light of our lives.

Ollie comes in a close second.

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Three generations of cousins, three times the love.

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“The love in our family flows strong and deep,
leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”

—Anonymous

Happy Friday, family!

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