Bring the Outdoor into Your Home


Any ideas on how to make my home more relaxed and casual?

Bring outdoors into your home for a fun, and spirited look. Become adaptive with planters, stands, and iron tables. These items can be as charming and functional as they have been outdoors. Think outside the box, be creative and enjoy your new surroundings. For a quick pick up, we suggest:

Iron tables:

Perfect next to your bed

Place a lamp on the top and place next to your favorite reading chair

A great spot for the remote, cell phone or any other electrical gadget

Place a larger glass top and have a new breakfast area

A smaller table is a welcome addition in any bathroom or dressing area

In a foyer, this will set the tone for a casual look. (Place fresh flowers on top)

In a dining room, cluster candles on top and eat in candle light

In the kitchen, makes a perfect beverage center, lemonade, iced tea etc.

Oversized Planters and Pots

Place a glass on top and an instant coffee table, perfect for magazines!

In the bedroom, place extra bed linens inside

In a child's room, a toy catch-all

For a large gathering, fill with ice and use as a beverage container

Place a large floral and stems for an oversized centerpiece

Turn upside down, and display your favorite object de art.

Summer time means mixing patterns, and textures. Don't be afraid to use stripes, checks and florals together. Pick a color or same family hue and try various combinations. Today is a time when families come together, celebrate holidays, reunions and when everyone acts like kids. Enjoy! Be young at heart.

Project image comes from Christine Stewart's Mosaic Pots: All Shapes and Sizes currently available at To purchase this book click here.

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John K

Meet John Kershek –Trend Forecaster John has spent many years of his career in the fashion and trend industries. He has created numerous products that have combined the most up-to-date looks with functionality. John has been a global traveler and has searched many countries and cities for the next new color or emerging new lifestyle trend. In one article, John was noted for his “sensible taste, his acute color awareness and practical approach to fashion.” Throughout his career, John has championed new products that have become instant best sellers. “I always want to show how an average person can change up his or her environment by adding dashes of color, a new pattern or a quick twist of everyday objects. I believe global fashions or trends are instant to all people, regardless of where they live. Each of us can see new colors or trends in many different ways. I enjoy showcasing fresh ideas or concepts and watch as YOU make them relative to your own space,” said John. John will be explaining how colors and trends ebb and flow in our daily lives. He will teach us how a “creative eye” can jump start a new fresh approach in our personal spaces. Look for various articles in the future from the “TREND FORECASTER."