|Michelle Nussbaumer - Southern Living|
Some great ideas to borrow here -- paint your deck with stripes, hang a chandelier that uses candles from a tree branch, bring a collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain outdoors. And I love painting outdoor metal furniture black - it makes it disappear and is a modern look. I also love combining stripes with blue and white Chinoiserie and I think this painted deck is very clever.
Speaking of outdoors, on a personal note, do you know about love bugs? I had heard about them but had not experienced them before. Well, "someone" left the upstairs slider open a bit and hundreds and hundreds got in the house yesterday. Hours capturing bugs all over walls, ceilings, and furniture. Really bad day. But I have some exciting news to share soon.