Seasons & Trends

Springtime Is approaching; add new life to your outdoor space

Posted by Anita Winter  in Seasons & Trends

Outdoor drapes

If you’re ready to put away your winter boots and jackets it’s a pretty good sign that you’ve got spring fever. There is nothing better than feeling the warmth of the sun hitting your head and shoulders and a balmy breeze after a long cold winter of wishing and waiting for things to heat up. The outdoors is one place that people love to congregate, hang out with friends, get some sun and catch up on a little rest and relaxation. Decorating your outdoor space no matter how small or large is a great way to start your intro to the spring and summer months. Whether you’re on a tight budget or have ideas for purchasing new outdoor furniture and cushions, nowadays your options are endless. A little creativity and an open mind will make transforming your outdoor space simple and affordable.

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Easy Tips for a Christmas Holiday Front Porch

Easy Tips for a Christmas Holiday Front Porch
Posted by Anita Winter  in Seasons & Trends

Christmas is right around the corner. What’s your favorite part of the holidays? Shopping, cooking, parties, decorating…or just the thought that by the end of it all, you will have eaten more than your fair share of cookies, pies and turkey and only a higher number on the scale to show for it. OK, that’s definitely NOT my favorite part of the holidays.

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Mid-Century Modern Design

Posted by Anita Winter  in Seasons & Trends

The Mid-Century modern design era was around the mid-1940s to 1960s. This style was hugely influenced by Scandinavian architecture and design. Providing function and comfort was as important as form and design in the Mid-Century.

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Art Deco Design Ideas

Posted by Anita Winter  in Seasons & Trends

During the Roaring Twenties, the United States was heavily influenced by Europe. It was a time of great innovation, new technologies and an awakening of new ideas and expression. Everything from music, dancing, fashion and design were all changed and altered. Visual arts were particularly affected; film, traditional and commercial art, to name a few. However, it was in 1929 when Wall Street crashed, followed by the Great Depression, that ended the era of Modernism. In the 1980s, it seemed to be resurrected for a time and seems to be making yet another come back in the Twenty-First Century.

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