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What A Difference A Year Makes

January 14, 2010

What a difference a year makes!!

2008 Dream Home

These three images were taken a year apart at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Dream House. The first photo is from a dream home in Florida where wicker and rattan chairs with white cushions were used in this outdoor setting.

2009 Dream Home

The second photo is from a dream home in New York, once again white cushions adorn the synthetic wicker chairs around an older picnic table.

2010 Dream Home
This third and latest photo is taken at the 2010 dream home in Las Vegas, one more time the use of white cushions and synthetic wicker are set around a modern rectangular fire pit. The modular seating is very popular and can accommodate more people than the average sofa.

While all these images are lovely and make a statement, I think a splash of color would enhance all three settings. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the south, east, north or west, adding the finishing touches to an outdoor setting is the key to creating the perfect space.

The color can come in the form of a tabletop accent, throw pillow, throw blanket, outdoor rug, or simply a living plant or flowers.  Take a cue from the interior designof the home to accent the exterior. The addition of color adds personality, warmth and a sense of style.

A splash of orange

Accent pillows & rug

For more ideas on adding the finishing touches to your outdoor living space, write a question or comment below.

These are my outside views…Marcia Blake