No matter who’s getting their hands dirty behind the grill, the space still needs that special touch to make it more than just dinner time. The perfect patio is now synonymous with summer and, not to mention, the perfect place for cookouts. From family get-togethers to girls’ nights in, see what it takes to make your outdoor dining and patio space the envy of the neighborhood.
Set a Theme for Your Patio
Even before you start planning the perfect cookout, set a theme for your patio and grilling area. Think about the time you’ll be spending outdoors and how often you’ll want to switch up your outdoor décor. Make your largest and most expensive pieces ones that will last for years to come. Consider using neutrals for your base and introducing colors with throw pillows, cushions, and drapery. This creates flexibility from season to season without breaking the bank.
I must admit, when I was younger I thought decorating with pink was the best thing ever. In my early teens, I wanted my walls to be painted pink, and, for some reason, my parents let me. I painted it all by myself and had three walls hot pink and one wall blush pink. Thankfully, I’m past that and no longer have hot pink walls. However, I do still enjoy the color. Unfortunately, most men don’t share the same liking of pink, as it is typically considered a more feminine color. So, how do you decorate using pink with a man around the house? Read more →
Cushion Source™ is pleased to feature interior designer Ashley Gilbreath, founder of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design and owner of PARISH Shoppe, as our guest blogger this month. Gilbreath previously worked with famed designer Richard Keith Langham in New York City before she went on to perfect her craft in the commercial, hospitality, and residential design industries with numerous clients across the U.S. Gilbreath’s aesthetic vision produces timeless design traditions of blending old and new elements into sophisticated works of art. Her unique perspective results in spaces that are both relaxed and versatile.
Located in the charming Cloverdale Village of Montgomery, Ala., PARISH Shoppe also houses her custom design studio. Gilbreath recently loaned us her studio to use as a backdrop for a Cushion Source photo shoot. During the shoot, she was kind enough to share some of her trade secrets for decorating outdoors with custom cushions and pillows.
Memorial Day weekend, known as the unofficial official beginning of summer to many, is just a couple of weekends away. I love the idea of entertaining, decorating, and all things patriotic, so this is one of my favorite holidays. I thought I’d share a few tips on how to get your patio ready for the outdoor entertaining season. Read more →