Here are a few fresh summer decorating ideas.
PILE ON PILLOWS
Don’t skimp on comfort — your guests will thank you. At her Palm Beach house, Liza Pulitzer Calhoun simply covered the swinging daybed with a favorite tablecloth and added a whopping ten pillows for an extra-cozy nook.
Credit: FRANCISO LAGNESE – House Beautiful
COLOR THE TRIM
If a black ceiling is too bold, turn to the moldings for a safer pop of color. On the veranda of Amanda Lindroth’s Bahamas house, the shutters and railings are painted Southfield Green by Benjamin Moore.
Credit: BJORN WALLANDER – House Beautiful
RETHINK FORMAL GAHTERING SPACES
Make a dining room more inviting with a bench instead of chairs. Here, López-Quesada piled a Greek bench with an eclectic mix of patterned pillows created a sense of intimacy.
Credit: TEXT BY JENNIFER FERNANDEZ
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD POWERS
If you adore the energy and fun that bold hues can bring to a room, consider using vibrant pattern with precision. This home in Newport Beach, California does just that by introducing a swirly ikat print from fashion and home designer Trina Turk on a banquette to punctuate an otherwise neutral setting. Credit: Lisa Romerein, InStyle
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