Bring the Outdoors In

Bring the Outdoors In
Carriages at Fairwood Downs
Is there anything better than summer? Living in Washington gives you the ideal way of enjoying the very best that the region has to offer when the weather warms up. At  Carriages at Fairwood Downs, our luxury apartments connect you to all of the amazing summer activities. You’ll see sunsets overlooking Maple Valley in the background and hear the birds chirping. How can you bring this sense of summer into your apartment, though? There are several simple things you can do to add a splash of summer into your day-to-day life within your apartment. Open Your Windows Pull back the blinds and curtains! Allow the sun to shine in. This will definitely help improve your mood since natural sunlight boosts moods and improves overall clarity. Add Some Plants Easily start a small herb garden on your window sill or patio. You can...
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How To Style A Bar Cart

How To Style A Bar Cart
How to style a bar cart
A piece of Mid-Century, Hollywood decor that has wheeled itself back into the hearts of stylish hostesses and become a centerpiece of elegant home entertaining in these past few years is the `bar cart’. The sweet romance of cocktail hour inspired by movies like Breakfast At Tiffany’s and The Seven Year Itch , has resurrected itself in the modern living room taking party guests out of the kitchen to gather around this beverage dispenser that’s so much classier than a margarita machine! It’s not just a convenient drink-pouring station. The bar cart has so much decorative potential, it can easily become the talking point of any party, attesting to your taste for gracious entertaining via the crowd-pleasing lubricant that gets any social get together humming alcohol. Stock the cart with all bar necessities, dress it up in your own creative...
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The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You

The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You
Spaces Giclee Print by John Beard Collection
One of the biggest trends in home decor this season might surprise you. Ready for it? White walls. That’s right. Gone are the days of colored accent walls. This year it is all about simple, clean and white. And Benjamin Moore ’s color of the year is ... you guessed it, white. White walls serve as an excellent backdrop for showcasing artwork, accessories and interesting fixtures. Providing literally a blank canvas, white walls allow you to play with colors in ways you might not of ever imagined.  Here’s a few ways to play up that white wall.  Showcase a Favorite Collection Those vintage dominos, antique postcards or black and white photos are just asking to get some wall presence. Add a shadow box or arrange them on the wall in an interesting configuration for a one-of-a-kind look.  Or if you...
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Best Accessories for the Home

Best Accessories for the Home

Just like adding statement earrings and a beaded clutch to tie together an outfit; filling your home with trinkets and accessories is a great way to add color and vibrant personality. In the beginning stages of furnishing a space, invest in your quality large furniture pieces or framed art to ground your space. Remember, these items should be bought to last and can be reupholstered, restained or reframed over time if desired. Next, buy less expensive accessories that can be changed out by season, trend, or a change of taste. Here’s what’s trending now in home décor accessories: • Loud bookends: Bookends have become a great way to add color and interest to bookshelves, while still remaining functional. Take these pink agate bookends for example. They would add a vibrant pop of color to a white bookshelf or could be...
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