Posts Tagged ‘summer home accents’

Weekly Spotlight: Made in the USA – Summer 2016

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

America The Bee-utiful PrintUncle Sam Wall PlankThis week’s Spotlight features five new items from our Summer 2016 catalog that are made, printed or designed in the USA. They are also all USA themed to get you ready for our favorite summer holiday: the Fourth of July. Take a look below, and shop all of our Made in the USA home accents here.

  • Taper candles bring light to your windows, centerpieces and just about any space in your home. Our Americana 1776 Tapers add a celebratory touch to your USA or Americana decorations and home accents. With a waxy exterior and battery operated flame, you can have a worry-free and stylish Fourth of July and summer.
  • Also bringing charming style is the whimsical America the Bee-utiful Print, featuring a check border and a busy beehive. Made in the USA, the imagery by artist Beth Albert is printed on wood for a rustic and Americana look all summer and year long. We can’t talk about new Americana wall art without mentioning our Uncle Sam Wall Plank, designed by Terry Palmer. Uncle Sam is depicted as a cheerful character, perhaps marching through the red, white and blue in an Independence Day parade, all while decorating your walls.
  • Dog On Stairs with Flag PrintUncle Sam Patriotic Bike Garden FlagOkay, one more print. This web exclusive wall art from artist Zhen Huan Lu is a classic image of man’s best friend in a country home, sitting underneath a bold American flag. The sun’s rays shine light through the front window, illuminating this beautiful indoor scene and the American spirit felt throughout the year.
  • Finally for our spotlight we take things outdoors and into the garden. Check out Uncle Sam riding on his penny-farthing above a colonial mountainside village as the fade and mildew resistant polyester flag waves in the breeze. Hang on a garden stake or lantern stake in your backyard or next to a front porch
    this summer to welcome your Fourth of July guests.

Americana 1776 Tapers

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Table Settings: Red, White and Blue

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Summer officially starts on Sunday and soon after we’ll be celebrating the 4th of July! Start planning your patriotic decor and Americana themes for your entryway, outdoor spaces and of course, your table settings. Here is a little tablescape inspiration for celebrating Independence Day in true red, white and blue fashion.

4th Of July

Decorating for this summer holiday is simple, really. Red placemats can be found almost anywhere, and you can pick up colorful or patterned ribbon at your local craft store to tie napkins, accent glass vases or create festive place cards.

The American flags bring the look of this dining room together, and you can add them to a floral centerpiece arrangement or place them in holders around the table.

Dining Rooms

We love the retro-chic vibe of these patterned placemats, napkins and color coordinated serveware.

If you’re thinking it may be a little too bold, remember that food and the room itself will tone down the starkness of any pattern; the white plates and neutral surroundings even out the look.

The pillar candles and holders are great as accents – they are not too over the top but add aesthetic appeal for just the right amount of Americana spirit.

Summer Cottage

Of course, if you decorate in the Americana style all year long, you will have no problem creating a perfectly patriotic dining space. USA wall art, classic country chairs and traditional patriotic colors never go out of style.

This is a great example of using red, white and blue in subtle ways: the country windsor chairs are a comfortable blue, while the beautifully finished white table makes the red flowers pop, especially in the sunlight.

To expand the look, patriotic-themed chair pads and a charming table runner are must-haves, although we think this dining room is spectacular just the way it is.

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Most importantly when creating a beautiful tablescape: don’t skimp on the details! Extra flair with ribbon, flower petals, paper stars and the like really turn any event into a welcoming celebration.

How do you decorate your dining spaces for the Fourth of July, or with an Americana theme?

We’re celebrating this season in more ways than one: check out our entertaining ideas and related articles, patriotic decor and our made in the USA sale to make this holiday and the rest of the year extra festive.

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Wednesday Spotlight: At The Beach

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Beach Time Coaster SetBeach Labs Pillow

Summer is going by way too fast, so to celebrate summer now and after the season is over, we are spotlighting some of our beachy décor. Nautical accents and designs are always in season, and when you can’t make it out to the lake or to the ocean, or when we transition into the colder months, you can think back on summery memories and look forward to the ones to come.

Sit Back and Relax

Heading Out Sailing Print

Whether you’re on the back porch or watching a sunset from your living room, you’re more than likely going to be enjoying a refreshing beverage, and rather than leave watermarks on your furniture you can set that glass down on cheerful beach-themed coasters. With soft colors and a calming design, these coasters will look great next to your Adirondack chair on the porch or your sofa in the living room.

For some extra comfort on your seating or as an accent piece on a hallway bench, our Beach Labs Pillow is a colorful way to show your love for the beach and admiration for your canine companions. Enjoy the view of the ocean on a sandy beach, even when you can’t actually be there.

Take a Trip

While your summer plans may include traveling, it’s always nice to have home décor that will whisk you away to another place or inspire you to go on new adventures. We love the dreamy scene in Loren Blackburn’s Heading Out Sailing print, which will add a charming and cheerful picturesque accent to any wall of your home. Imagine yourself walking across the warm white sand and float away on the sailboat no matter the weather outside your windows.

Shoreline Wreath

k Rich blues and bright whites are staple nautical colors, and designer Liora Manne’s charming Navy Compass Rug brings out the best of this design theme. Place it on the floor of your entryway or kitchen, or place it outside on a deck or porch to direct the naval look outside to the sunshine.

Admire the Shoreline

Finally, our favorite summer treasures include shells found on the beach, and one of our favorite home accents is the wreath. The green Shoreline Wreath incorporates both of these things to give you a beautiful and fun summer accent for a wall or your front door. Seashells of many variations sit among starfish and sand dollars, creating a perfect addition to your nautical décor and for showing your love of the beach.

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