How to create Florida Fall

The month of September is here and that means fall is just around the corner! But here in Florida when we’re experiencing a heat index of 105 in the middle of the month, it can be a little hard to get into the spirit. We all want to be able to enjoy our pumpkin spice lattes, wear cute sweaters and have a bonfire as soon as the months change but instead were stuck with lots of water, shorts, and the AC constantly running. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to get into the spirit even if it’s 98 degrees outside… phewww!



Get an ICED pumpkin spice latte

Even though it won’t be the same we can still enjoy the pumpkin flavoring iced instead of hot. Both Starbucks and Dunkin Doughnuts have their fall drinks out now!



Light fall scented candles

Since bonfires are out of the question in the hit, having candles lit that feels your home with the smell of warm pumpkin pie is sure to do the trick. Unfortunately, there will not be any s’more roasting just yet.



Start decorating the house

It will be a while before we start to feel that crisp fresh air of fall that has just a slight chill to it, but it is never too early to break out the fall leaves and cute pumpkins to start making your home feel like fall is here. This obviously is our favorite part of the holiday season! Try switching up the style and go for a white and green fall theme, or keep it classic and use all of the beautiful autumn colors.




Watch a scary movie

This will be sure to put you in the spooky spirit!



Bake some fall treats

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pecan pies, caramel apples oh my! Be sure to eat lots and lots of candy corn.


Though we may not have beautiful fall leaves, a long season of sweater weather, or the ability to drink hot pumpkin spice lattes all season we can still make the most out of the short time we get to spend in fall!




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Splashing Into Summer: Seasonal Design

As the weather starts heating up it’s time to think about ways to keep our homes cool in the sweltering summer heat, remembering to switch out our spring floral decorations, or possibly our winter holiday decorations with bright and bold summer decor, and get the patio area summer-ready.

Here in Florida, we know a thing or two about the summer heat with our temperatures averaging around 95 degrees Fahrenheit from June through August! Window treatments and bedding selections can help keep the home cooler during this time, as well as the colors used throughout the design of the home can help the space feel cooler. Summer is the perfect time to try something new with bright colors and bold patterns to add a pop to your space. As well, there is no better time than the summer to create your perfect patio for days by the pool or glasses of wine during the warm nights.

Keeping Cool:

All of the sunlight the summer brings means heat through the windows of our homes. Blinds and black-out liners placed behind the drapery can help reduce the amount of light and heat coming into the space. Using a bright color for the drapery is perfect for the summer months as well as lighter tones to reflect the heat away from the space.

Along with changing the window treatments in the home, bedding should be switched as it gets warmer to keep individuals cooler at night. Put away thick blankets and comforters and add cotton sheets and a duvet to keep you cool and comfortable while you’re sleeping.

For a big change, try adding seasonal summer bedding to your collection to soak up the most of summer.


Adding Greenery:


Adding greenery to your space brings the outdoors in without having to be out in the heat. If you are looking for a new hobby, try out your green thumb this summer, but faux plants work just fine on a shelf, table, or tray.


Trying Something New:

Navy blue cabinets are trending in the design world right now but we absolutely love this bright red door mixed with the blue palette in this kitchen design. Adding pops of color like this throughout your home whether it’s a door, accent wall, or furniture pieces will go great during the summer months and make a bold statement the rest of the year.

Switching out throw pillows for the season is a great way to welcome the summertime.

Whether you choose a single pop of color, a classic coastal style, or a bold mixture of pattern and color it is sure to make your home feel like summer is here.


The Patio:

Our patios will get the most use during the summertime with pool days and wine nights. Here are some ideas to inspire you to create the patio of your dreams and spend the best days of the year out on.


Summer is the time for memories, sunshine, and fun designs! Don’t be afraid to experiment with your design style and choose brighter, bolder elements or keep it classic and add a nautical style to your existing space. Hello Summer!