I realize it is only March, so it may seem a bit early to be thinking about the summer, but I can’t help myself. I’ve been traveling quite a bit over the last month and a half to various Gift and Home & Garden tradeshows; Atlanta, New York, San Francisco. While I was there as an exhibitor for Allsop Home & Garden, I couldn’t help but secretly be looking at things to buy for my own home. And there, my friends, is where my summer daydreams all started…
First was the color scheme. I saw some amazing blues and greens being showcased this season. Very trendy indeed, and my favorite color is green! But what won me over the most were the oranges I saw; so warm and welcoming. So now how to apply this color scheme to my life…
I should probably note that I do not have a yard. I do however have a fabulous deck that I try very hard to turn into a little outdoor sanctuary every Spring/Summer.
So now back to my vision… Naturally I must include solar lights from Allsop Home & Garden. Not because I work for the company, but because I absolutely adore them. So my first purchase for my deck this year will be the all new Nectar Aurora Glow solar string lights. The color is perfect! 🙂 I will also be adding some red & orange Soji Original solar lanterns and some poppy Soji Pod solar lanterns – to ensure the warm and fun ambience I’m envisioning for the much anticipated warm summer nights.
From there… I am now in search of some fun and funky/retro type outdoor pillows. This is actually very hard as most outdoor pillows are not that crazy fun. They are pretty standard. I’m looking for something that is far from standard. So if any of you have any suggestions, please let me now!
I will say, outdoor rugs have finally taken it up a notch, so I will be looking at purchasing a fun outdoor rug. When I narrow down my selection, I’ll be sure to let you all know where to go!
I am certain I will have even more fun little items that I’ll be adding to my deck as the summer draws closer… until then, I’ll keep daydreaming.