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!

2021 Home & Garden Lifestyle Expo



This past Saturday, June 12th, the A.Team brought some fun design trend topics to the Home and Garden Lifestyle Expo. A free annual event that takes place in downtown Sanford, Florida at the Sanford Civic Center. This indoor/outdoor event features local businesses and companies that are experts in areas such as home improvement, health, wellness, and shopping. With a variety of activities, programs, demos, and opportunities to talk to professionals, this event is always full of excitement and packed with a plethora of information. This year for entertainment there was live music, a kid’s zone with an interactive show, a live dance performance, a rock painting booth, a flower planting station, and many chances to win door prizes, gift cards, and more. How’s that for a fun-filled day?!



Every year, Amber, our lead designer at A. Clore Interiors, has the benefit of hosting this lovely event making the A. Team the spotlighted interior design booth at the expo. Our booth was bursting in pink and yellow and even gave guests the opportunity to win a free 1 hour in-home consultation!



We even brought along our tropical summer vibes flat lay. It incorporates a variety of texture and definitely shouts bold color choice.



This year, designers Amber and Ariel held periodic discussion sessions where they shared design trends for 2021. The topics for the day included a trend forecast on bold interiors, how to step up your wall finishes, what is in for outdoor design, and get that curb appeal. During these sessions, Amber and Ariel updated us on how to use color, material, furniture, finishes, and accessories to amp up your spaces and stand out from other homes on the block.



If you weren’t able to make it to the expo, here are a few things to remember…

Don’t be shy! Bring more life into your home and let your personality shine through.

You can turn that lackluster room into a “wow moment” with some simple, edgy, or funky accents.

You don’t have to go far to catch a break. Create your own forever staycation right in your backyard!

And don’t forget your house has the potential to be a head-turner it all starts with a little creativity.


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