Category: Accessories

Splish Splash! Turning Your Pool into a Serious Summer Retreat

Splish Splash! How about turning your pool area or outdoor spaces into a serious summer retreat? All it takes is a little vision and a bit of creative thinking on your outdoor furniture and accessories to make a ho hum space into a spectacular space for relaxing or entertaining. Enjoy the summer and check out these ideas for spicing up your outdoor living areas in Kansas City!

Life and Design: How Design Choices Impact Perspective

As the seasons change and spring turns into summer, I find myself sometimes idly sitting on the deck contemplating life and design. Have you ever found yourself in a mental rut only to realize that it has been raining and cold outside for a week and the moment the sun comes out, you suddenly start to feel better? The sunlight coming in a window or the brilliant blue hue of the sky peeking between the trees in the backyard are always an instant lift to my spirits. The play of light on the walls of my house and how it changes the mood of a room at different stages of the day, made me start thinking about some of the fundamental elements of design and how our spaces can have a profound impact on our sense of well being.

An Outdoor Oasis in Your Backyard

Is it an oasis? No, it’s actually your backyard! Spring has sprung and along with it the desire to get outside and enjoy our homes. There’s nothing better than relaxing outdoors in a beautiful and inspired space. For Kansas City and the Midwest, outdoor living furniture has to be sturdy to withstand the fluctuations in weather, but just because it has to be sturdy doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice design. Arlene shares some Design Connection inspiration on outdoor design this week.

A Room in Bloom!

Spring is just around the corner in the midwest and looking out my window I can see the beginnings of spring flowers preparing to burst forth into the sunshine after a cold and snowy winter! I have flowers on my mind and thought I would treat you to some visual candy with some really gorgeous rooms that incorporate flowers into the overall aesthetic to bring a bit of the outdoors in!