It’s that magical time of year when we need to get our hands into the good earth and plant wonderful flowers and vegetables. My garden was fairly well established until the happiest woodchuck I have ever seen racked havoc on my beautiful garden. As a result a lot of TLC is needed to bring it back. But also a good opportunity to incorporate some changes. By change I mean less flowers and a large hammock. I am thinking less work and more relaxing!
I don’t have the luxury of two big trees, but a hammock stand will suffice:
I have narrowed it down to these choices (all available at Hayneedle.com):
What is it about a hammock, is it the simplicity of the design? The way it cradles and rocks us? Is it the way it clearly states it’s chill time?
But here is the real question, a single or a double?
Just this week I went to Target to pick up some planters for my patio. Imagine my surprise when the home and garden section had been replaced with back to school items! Really? And the same day my much loved Williams Sonoma Home magazine arrived for “Early Fall 2017.” My calendar says we are more or less in the third week of summer! I am all for planning ahead, but let’s enjoy today and all this beautiful season has to offer!
Interior design in summer is all about keeping it simple. Some of the best ways to celebrate summer inside your home is to lighten up. Put the area rugs away. Or better yet have them cleaned and stored till October.
Next, window treatments. Same as rugs – time to take any heavy treatments down and just leave the blinds or shades. Better yet, add some soft linen panels and let all the summer breezes flow!
Lastly – Flowers
Fresh flowers are the best part of summer. Be sure to have some in at least one or two rooms. Of course it is a little extra work, but nothing will say welcome summer like fresh flowers!
So enjoy summer and let’s wait at least until mid August to embrace “Early Fall.”
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