Bring Outdoors in…and Indoors out this May!
Marlene gives us ideas for designing beautiful outdoor living spaces
All of Marlene's ideas are shoppable via text widgets
As we anticipate the joys of Spring - Summer Living, images dance in my head!! Memorial Day and Summer are only days away!
Marina Indoor Outdoor Rug (Ballard Designs) | Amalfi Sofa (Ballard Designs) | Classic Garden Stool (Ballard Designs) | Classic Sunbrella Dining Chair Cushion (Pottery Barn)
Creating the comfort we enjoy inside our homes can now easily be transported with great design for living to spaces out of doors! Whether you have a balcony, deck, terrace, or expansive garden and pool; we all enjoy living with lots of fresh air and the feeling of vacance!
Toulon Planter (Ballard Designs) | Giant Clamshell (Ballard Designs) | Round Handle Planter (Bloomingdale's) | Frosted Glass Sea Urchin (Pottery Barn)
The beauty of greenery and flowers make us breathe more freely and calmly, yet energizes us! Sipping lemonade, spritzer, iced coffee or bubbly brings relaxation, optimism and joy, especially outside!
Perennials Dock Stripe Pillow (Serena and Lily) | Rope Stool (Serena and Lily) | Sunbrella Paros Outdoor Pillow Cover (Williams Sonoma)
Home design knows no limits!! Designers have adapted décor for all types of weather! Now we can have beautifully chic outdoor seating with rugs, pillows and cushions prepared for sun and comfort! Add a colorful classic garden seat for versatile seating or extra drinks table – I utilize a Chinese antique design in my living room and another in blue - white adds color to my deck.
We can create a “vacation feel” no matter how large or small our space! An intimate bistro table and folding chairs for 2 on an intimate New York balcony can be as charming as a “South of France” antique farm table laden for generations of family and friends in expansive garden!
Assouline Travel Volumes are fabulous and chic inspiration for your spring - summer designs and gifts for you and all!! You are immersed immediately around the world, while in the comfort of your home!
"Amalfi Coast" Book (Neiman Marcus) | Assouline "Capri Dolce Vita" Book | Neiman Marcus | "Miami Beach" Book (Neiman Marcus) | "Provence Glory" Book (Neiman Marcus) | "Turquoise Coast" Book (Neiman Marcus)
Travel can definitely inspire our aesthetics. Have you been charmed and fallen in love with the vibrant colors and patterns of the Southwest, Mexico, Miami or the Mediterranean…or the quiet, grace of Charleston, Newport, Hawaii or Cannes? The pattern of wrought iron or tiles, the color of a door or tiled rooftops – the waves and sunsets…magical!!
Do you love florals, stripes, solids…all are to be had!! Many are now outdoor friendly…whether sunbrella fabrics, melamine table or drinkware!
Blue Stripe Glassware Collection (Williams Sonoma) | Sonora Outdoor Drinkware Collection (Williams Sonoma) | Rustic Outdoor Melamine Dinnerware Collection (Williams Sonoma) | Mexico Vin Azul Napkins (Williams Sonoma)
Patio Stripe Indoor & Outdoor Rug (Williams Sonoma) | Sunbrella Paros Outdoor Pillow Cover (Williams Sonoma)
Cheers!! Have fun planning and creating your outdoor “rooms” for the weeks and months to come! xoxo MMK
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I really like your concepts, Marlene!
Elegant as always!
This is a bit off topic………….I am preparing to have knee surgery. I am currently 60………been dealing with the knee issue for almost 4 years. I was a runner/jogger/walker. Have not been able to go for more than 20 minutes……………slow………… Did injections and the dr feels it is time……….how do you know???? You have been open about your surgery and most importantly recovery!!! Please share any insight!!! Much appreciated.
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