Our Guide to Achieving the Perfect Summer Patio

The sun is blazing, the brews are chilling and all the neighborhood kids are in your pool. Its finally Summer! And with Summer comes BBQs, pool parties and indulging in a little bit of relaxation. And what better place to do that than from the comfort of your beautifully designed patio? Here is our guide to achieving the perfect summer patio… kjf dk Your Own Personal Pool Party: This quaint little hangout is complete with all the essentials: adjustable lounge chairs with banana leaf outdoor pillows (TREND ALERT), a big umbrella, and a stylish place to put your mojito. This space is perfect if your patio is close to the pool! Lounge Chairs: Dutch Crafters Umbrella: Macy’s Banana Leaf Outdoor Pillows: Etsy Center Table: Zinc Door Plant: Target dkfjkdf Your Cool Getaway: If you’re wanting to achieve a summer space that screams, “Come hang out here!”, then this patio is the perfect set up. Both relaxing and aesthetically pleasing, you’re bound to spend a solid portion of your summer in this patio space. The color blue calms while the edgy form of the chairs and table stylizes, giving you the outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming of. Outdoor Area Rug: Overstock Chairs: Pier 1 Light Fixtures: Ballard Designs Coffee Table: Kathy Kuo Home Outdoor Pillows: Neiman Marcus Robins Egg Buddha: Target Fiddle Trees: Silk Spectacular Table Plant: Interiors Online dkfjdk Your Totally Hot Fire Pit: Day or night, this outdoor area is a hot hangout. Whether it be making s’mores with the kids or staying warm on cool summer nights, do it in style with a patio design like this. Warm accent colors of red and...

Doors Galore

Buon giovedi a tutti ! As we continue to explore the streets of Rome, we’ve discovered one of our favorite things about this city are the doors. At every corner, on every street, we are surprised by the beauty of the doors we see. Some leading to astounding churches and others being entrances to ordinary apartment complexes. Regardless, they are all breath-taking in their own way. Here are a few of our favorites… dfgjklds How awesome is this…..Not only were we obsessed with the dark, royal emeraldy color of this door but also how ornate it was. From the bottom to the top, every detail of this door blew us away. dskf We were really crushing on this masculine door. The repetition of the bold details, various shapes and large brass knockers really make it a stand out! Of course the adjacent columns were the perfect complimenting feature.  sdfkgj As far as color goes, this door takes the cake. The contrast of the icy, grey-blue door against the pale orange sherbert-like color on the building makes the simplicity of this door POP!  sklfjk Here is our little Marco posing for a shot with this hearty door, he loved the big iron, lion head knockers. Sidenote: when taking kids “door hunting”…. always promise gelato. 😉 klsjdflkj This door was special to us because it combined out-of-the-ordinary color with beautiful detail. The iron work atop the frame gives the door a perfect feminine finishing touch to balance out the bold nailhead like details. skdjf This was one of the first doors we noticed while visiting the Vatican City. The exquisite wood raised panels and finish is what stopped us for a photo but later we...