8 Tips to enhance your summer!

Summer is here and for many, this means it is time to redecorate and prepare our homes for these months!

When getting your home ready for summer, the main objective is to clear out the clutter and bring the light and life that the warmer months provide. So let’s take a look to these 8 interior design tips on how you can capture the look of summer and make your home shine!

1. Keep only what you need

This is the most important tip to consider since summer is about space, light and air, not about clutter. Once you leave only the relevant objects in your room, you can also rearrange the furniture to maximize space. You can start adding other elements that we will suggest on the following tips, but remember to keep it simple 🙂

Just like this simple dining area we found on Pinterest!

 

2. Natural Lighting

With longer days, inviting natural light into your property will result in a brighter home! Big windows, strategically placed mirrors, and any opportunity your house has to add natural light into the interior, will help you bring the summer sun into your house. Additionally, rearrange your space to maximize flow, take-out items and move items around to allow for the best access to natural light and movement within the space.

We found very inspiring this beautiful natural light coming from the celling on Pinterest!

Isn’t this nautical theme mirror from New England Magazine amazing?

 

Here one of our designs showing how important is natural light for an interior!

3. Vintage Accents 

If you have furniture or ornaments that you consider old, take those opportunities to explore your creativity! Creating a timeless interior can add a lot of life to your house! Specially if you use nautical themes! After all, what is summer decor without a little sea inspiration?

Our design shows how blue can highlight the space and give it a fresh summer touch!

4. Bring the outside in!

Summer is the perfect excuse to garnish your home with flowers and plants because they can bring real life into any interior! Placed them near windows, on the top of the coffee table, in the middle of the dinning table, and so on…  Summer is the perfect season to use flowers because they can flourish in the summer sun creating a real summer aroma and a beautiful setting.

We love this flowers arrangement we found on Pinterest!

 

Flowers everywhere! Take in mind that you can used real flowers but also applied a beautiful pattern for your curtains!

5. Add light to your nights

If you want to create the best summer night ambience and add an additional touch to your summer nights, you can place lanterns inside your house and outside. The backyard is a great idea! You can find lanterns everywhere, they come in affordable prices and you can customized your designs.

We found on Sackcloth & Ashes how just by placing lanterns you can create a cozy atmosphere perfect for summer nights!

You can find this inspiring setup just by checking this DIY website!

6. Embellishments

Take this season as the perfect opportunity to use cushions, wall hangings, and accessories! This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room.

Place a few pillows on a sofa to add a more inviting look!

7. Play with colors!

Ice Cream Colors are going to be a huge trend this year! Try to choose your colors based on your favorite ice cream color. Introduce your selection of color on a single wall and used accessories with pastel hued vases, dining chairs and tableware can take you there too!

Color inspiration can come from anything! Like we did in this project, incorporating the client’s collection of colorful crosses and suzani blankets.

8. Pile on Pillows

Add pillows with different patterns and textures to bring back to life your sofa! This will transform your space into a bohemian interior or a cozy welcoming space. It depends on what kind of pillows you put together and what is the atmosphere you want to create!

Our #bossbabe loves pillows and comfortable fabrics in her designs!

BONUS TIP

Recycling

Not only it is good for the planet, it’s trendy! Anything from repurposing disposable items to resurrecting forgotten items, recycling and DIY decor are here to stay! Take the risk to paint, create and transform items such as cans, plastic bottles and glass containers. You will be amazed with how these items will bring life into your space!

This creative idea on Pinterest shows there is no limit for your creativity!

BONUS TIP

Bring in summer scents!

Our brains are stimulated with colors, smells and textures, so create a multi-sensory environment that you enjoy. A good way to do this is by adding candles, scents to air conditioning, and oil diffusers. There is nothing better than walking into a fresh smelling home at the end of a hot summer day!

Welcome this new season with these summer decorating ideas to freshen up your home decor! After these tips, you can design your interior space and discover that it can be transformed into something unique, where you can relax and enjoy summer!

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Canal Contemporary

When the clients of the Canal Contemporary project reached out to the design team, they had a lot of ideas in mind for their 1960s river front property (that they grew up in!!). Furthest from their minds was a complete tear down and remodel. That is just what we did! Down to the slab, the project was a complete over haul!

Facade of the house we completely transformed!

What began as a one story, modest 3 bedroom, grew to this vaulted ceiling beauty! Taking 2 years to get from conception to completion ensured that every inch of the home was built with great pride and intent. Environmentally green products were used where ever possible and the latest technologies in construction were applied to ensure all codes and regulations were met, or in most cases exceeded.

The clients relied on the design team to create an interior that reflected their laid back lifestyle but would exude a sense of elegance and style. The design evolved to become a “coastal industrial” take off by using a mixture dark metals combined with white washed wood finishes. The aqua-blue color palette creates an open-airy feeling which makes the perfect setting for casual entertaining.

From first entry, beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the home with tile accents in the wet areas. One favorite design element is the marble herringbone floor installed in the master bathroom. Every room in the house has a view to the river, making for prime real estate when you see all of the plush seating. The design team also specified light-weight dual roller shades on the windows for maximum daylight and dolphin spotting.

To the client, the kitchen was the most important element because they like to cook. To create their dream kitchen, a lot of thought was put into every element. Cambria quartz and a taupe stone backsplash make the perfect backdrop for any chef, while a well organized cabinet system is enough for anyone to get excited about making family dinner!

Beautiful kitchen with plenty of room for circulation! Rich countertop adds a sophisticated addition to the space!

Some of the beautifully custom-designed elements in the home include the barn door, master bath vanity, stair railings and guest loft bar. Working with the builder, the design team and the client were able to create pieces that will begin and grow with the home.

Custom Design Barn Door generating a rustic feeling.

Master Bathroom Vanity creating contrast with the focal while adding a unique touch to the space!

A bathroom is a special place in a house, where we renew ourselves and get ready for our routines. It is wonderful to start the day happy and full of energy after a fresh shower. Likewise, there is nothing quite like coming home from a long day and relax after a hot shower! Therefore, we were committed to dedicate this space to inner peace, serenity and positivity. Beauty lies in details; thus, to achieve a bathroom that evokes nature and positiveness, we carefully pick stunning natural stone tiles to create a focal point for the shower! We simply had to highlight our selection of clean and warming tones of ceramic tiles for the master bathroom.

We used a mixture of neutral tiles to create a natural feeling and the illumination highlights the stone and tiles! Dark Floor tiles contrast with the natural stone and resembling real nature!

Customized Stair Railling articulating interior spaces and providing a warming atmosphere!

 

 

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