Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day of Autumn...


Courtesy of Anna Fletcher

Hi Friends,

Hope everyone enjoyed the hot days of Summer and ready to welcome Autumn with opened arms. We have a lot of great ideas in the coming weeks and look forward to sharing them with all our friends...

Now that the Fall season is almost upon us! The leaves are about to start changing, the days will get shorter, and mornings will grow chillier and crisp as summer fades away. And though we will miss long summer days and warm nights, we have a brand new, exciting season approaching! So why not start thinking about some fun outdoor activities you can do to celebrate the coming of autumn?? Here are a few…

10 Outdoor Activities to Kick Off the Autumn Season!

1. Attend a Barn Dance. Whether it's contra dancing or square dancing, hoedowns are a great way to spend fall evenings and nights. Have a blast and work up a sweat in the cold, autumn night air while you dance along to foot-tapping bluegrass and fiddle music!

2. Go Mountain Biking. Okay, so you can mountain bike at any time of the year (except maybe the dead of winter…ice and snow are no bueno for your tires). But there's something about the chilly air and bright orange, red, and yellow leaves all around you that makes biking during the fall so amazing.

3. Take a Scenic Drive. Early to mid-fall is one of the prettiest times of the year, as the trees still have most of their leaves which have turned vibrant with the coming cold. This is the one of the best times to take a drive through the woods, around town, or through the mountains.

4. Go Pumpkin Picking. Fall season means one thing - pumpkin season! Restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and many other places around town start selling pumpkin foods, drinks, and products to welcome in the season. You will also be able to find whole pumpkins all over town, whether you want to go pick your own at a patch or get one from the store. If you do take a trip to your local pumpkin patch, you can do many fun, free activities that they offer, like hay rides, corn mazes, and petting zoos. Make a jack-o-lantern with your new prized pumpkin and be sure to keep the seeds so you can roast them! Yumm.

5. Host a Bonfire. Shorter days and cooler weather make perfect ingredients for a bonfire. Grill out, have a tub of hot apple cider, and don't forget s'more fixings!

6. Go Climbing. One of the best times of the year to rock climb is during the fall. As leaves begin to drop and greenery wanes in anticipation for winter, rock faces become more exposed. Cooler weather also means fewer bugs zipping around your face as you make your way up the cliff!

7. Do Some Photography. Bright multi-colored leaves, teaming autumn wildlife, colorful pumpkins and gourds, and clear, sunny days make for great photo ops. See what amazing autumn things you can capture on your camera!

8. Go Camping. Cooler, dryer weather means fewer bugs and fewer people, so fall is one of the best times to go camping. Just remember your cold weather hammocking gear, and you'll be toasty and comfy in the chilly autumn air!

9. Visit an Orchard. 'Tis the season for apple picking! The prime months for ripe apples is September and October, and most local orchards open their doors to the public during this time to do some picking. Just think of all the pies, apple butter, cider, and applesauce you can make! And even if you're not a big apple-eater, just strolling through the trees in the cool fall weather is a great way to spend the day!

10. Play Some Pick-Up Football. Labor Day weekend officially kicked off football season, so what better way to celebrate that than to play some football yourself? Grab family and friends and head out to the park or backyard for some down-set-hike!

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Live well,
Yvonne

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Warm, Inviting Dining


Courtesy of Farima Alavi
Photography by INSERTNAME

Hi Friends,

Warm up your home during the chilly fall season with this cozy, inviting fireplace design. A wall-mounted fireplace makes a dinner gathering more intimate and cozy, and the stone facade brings a natural touch to the modern gas fireplace. The warm, inviting look is complete with soft lighting, rich walls and comfortable seating. A neutral area rug and light hardwood flooring anchor the space.

Cosy up next to the fire with a good book...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Get the Message


Courtesy of Charity Curley Mathews
Bamboo Dry-Erase Board, CB2

Hi Friends,

When the weather turns cool outside, it's time to get cozy inside. Get your home ready for fall with top accessory picks. For most families, fall means a busier-than-ever schedule. Keep everyone's schedules straight this season by hanging up a stylish memo board, like this chic bamboo dry-erase board.

Perfect for keeping your family on track and organized...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Decorate With Autumn Colors in Brooklyn Brown


Courtesy of Charity Curley Mathews

Hi Friends,

When the weather turns cool and crisp, your home becomes more of a haven than ever. From golden yellow to deep red and green, try these autumn colors to create a cozy feel in your home. HGTV fan, Jack Gold posted a stunning space in Brooklyn. He used several rich shades of brown to create a cozy palette.

Warm, rich and sophisticated, designing at its best...

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!


Hi Friends,

Summer's behind us with Autumn just ahead, the perfect opportunity to thank you for visiting us during the hot days with our hopes it will continue through the chilly ones. You know, it doesn't matter if you are white collar, blue collar or no collar; working with your mind, hands or heart; taking the time, devoting the energy or making it happen, we appreciate all of you.

Have a restful and enjoyable Labor Day from your friends at Interior Design!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

All-Americana Party


Courtesy of Farima Alavi
Party collaboration with Emily Welch of Magnolia Creative Co.

Hi Friends,

Sizzling Themes for an Outdoor Summer Party. Throw an outdoor summer party with an easy yet stunning theme that will leave your guests more than satisfied.

The inspiration for this party was classic all-American baseball. This theme works great for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day or for a picnic in the park. ALM Chandler spruced up the table with a handmade apple banner, and she served apple pie instead of a traditional cake for a true Americana look. To coordinate with the theme, serve red, white and blue dessert and soda pop.

Great party idea for Labor Day, but hurry you only have 4 days to prepare...

Happy Labor Day!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Summer Chill


Courtesy of Camille Styles
Photo by Camille Styles

Hi Friends,

Summer is coming to an end and we will soon transition into Autumn. For the finale, make fruity ice cubes for a summer treat that's tasty and refreshing. Simply fill an ice cube tray with water, then drop in raspberries and slices of lemon, lime and orange. Once frozen, the infused cubes are perfect for adding flavor and cooling down a glass of water or fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Have fun...

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