Monday, July 29, 2013

Bring Instant Luxury To Your Interior Design When You Accessorize With Flokati!

Decorating With Fabulous Flokati: Bringing instant luxury, texture and warmth to a rooms design. White or cream in color, full of a soft shaggy texture... Most commonly seen by rug yet trending in interiors by pillow, pouf, throws and furniture upholstery.

Bedroom Design with a luxurious flokati rug by Amber Interiors

 A perfect pillow scape to bring color, pattern and "texture"... Better Homes and Gardens feature.

How charming, adding flokati to the desk chair gives this space an entirely different feel. by Madison Modern Home

 A flokati throw flows over the top of this sofa.
The home of fashion designer and Corey Lynn Calter featured at apartment therapy

Simple elegant decorating element to bring to the bathroom. The unique shaped flokati rug should be a necessity in the one room your most likely to be found barefoot.
image featured at Interiors by Studium

A Furlicious Slipcover makes this Beanbag the softest seat in the house.

How do you feel about flokati?... love it - hate it? Do you accessorize with flokati in your home?

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Arrival: Two-Tone Matelassé Damask

 For The Classic Home; Timeless. Polished. Always Elegant.

New for Fall, 2013 Slipcover Collections
Our French-inspired, two-tone matelassé features a regal, large-scale floral motif that adds instant grandeur to a living room or dining room. 

 The luxurious, upholstery-weight fabric has a slightly puckered finish. In a relaxed fit with premium construction and decorator touches: a box-pleated wrap-around skirt, corded edging, and adjustable, covered button-and-loop closures. Available in Pewter (shown above) and Toffee (shown below) for a Sofa, Loveseat, Chair, Wing Chair, Long Dining Chair, Dining Chair Skirt, Pillows and Slips.


Let our new Two-Tone Matelassé Damask inspire you to makeover your homes decor this Fall.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Watermelon Season Recipe Round-up

Celebrate watermelon season with a few tasty and refreshing summer recipes:

If cutting a watermelon feels like a chore, Grab a few Watermelon Tips: Find out how to pick the perfect sweet, ripe melon & the best and easiest way to cut it from Fifteen Spatulas

Watermelon Shark
An interesting centerpiece for your summer party and fun way to serve up some refreshing watermelon. Recipe and instructions via National Watermelon Promotion Board


Quench your thirst with Watermelon Punch.


  • 5 cups seeded, chopped watermelon
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup lime juice Lemon-Lime carbonated beverage, chilled
  • Lime wedges and fresh strawberries for garnish  


In a blender or food processor, puree the watermelon, half of the kiwi (use remainder for garnish), 1/2 cup of strawberries and lime juice until smooth.

Mix equal parts fruit puree and carbonated beverage.
Garnish with remaining kiwi, lime wedges and additional fresh strawberries.  

Makes 4 to 6 servings. Recipe via Margie Hawks at Dahl's

Hot summer days call for a healthy & refreshing cooler. This recipe from Zest & Zeal would make the perfect outdoor breakfast or lunch.

Strawberry Watermelon Yogurt Cooler
3/4 cup organic plain (full-fat) yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 T raw honey
2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
1 T fresh lime juice
Ice (optional)

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; garnish with lime wedges if desired. Serve immediately.
*If you would like more of a smoothie consistency use frozen watermelon and/or add ice to the blender.

2 to 4 servings (depending on size of glass)

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Salsa packs a spicy punch, cooled down by the sweetness of the berries and watermelon.


  • 1 cup watermelon, diced, seeds removed
  • ¾ cup strawberries, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons seeded jalapeno chile, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste, optional


1. Gently stir together all ingredients in a bowl. 
2. Let stand to blend flavors, about 1 hour. 
3. Serve with tortilla chips, pretzels or as a topping for grilled meats.

Watermelon Mango Salsa; a sweet, summery salsa with a slight kick of heat that goes perfect with chicken or simply for scooping chips in it. 

2 cups watermelon, diced
3/4 cup mango, seeded, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded diced
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp stevia or sugar (to taste)
1 tsp cilantro, sliced or torn (use as much as you like)

In a bowl, add all of your ingredients, mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Note: When cutting the jalapeno, be sure to wear gloves.
 Recipe via Jennifer at Peanut Butter and Peppers

Freezer Favorites, Frozen treats to keep cool:
Citrus Watermelon Popsicles

1 small seedless baby watermelon
2 ruby red grapefruits
2 large oranges
For the recipe directions visit: Vegan In The Freezer

 Watermelon Sorbet


1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 8 cups cut-up watermelon 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor or blender, process the watermelon in batches until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the sugar syrup and lime juice.
3. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm. Just before serving, puree watermelon mixture in batches until smooth.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home and featured at ingredients inc.

Just because these were too adorable to pass up... no watermelon included.

Watermelon Cupcakes


  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, water, oil, eggs, and vanilla with an electric beater on medium speed.
Add food coloring to make a pink watermelon color. I used red food coloring with a small amount of yellow.
Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into prepared cupcake tins about ½ to ⅔ full.
Bake for 20-23 minutes. Allow to cool completely using your favorite butter cream frosting. Add green food coloring to the frosting. 
Recipe via Bakerette

What's your favorite watermelon recipe? If you have a link, Share in the comments.

 Happy Summer!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Design Matchmaker: Florals and Stripes Look Better Together

New Fanciful Floral & Lucky Stripe, Exclusive Waverly™ by Sure Fit Designs: Get a high-end decorator look with these two charming patterns designed from a unified color palette and reverse-print trim to mix and match throughout the living and dining rooms. Available in Ironstone and Autumn/Sage. The cotton canvas is treated with a special wrinkle-resistant finish for easy care. 100% cotton. Machine washable too.

 Seamlessly blending stripes and florals. The Fanciful Floral pattern, a charming flourish of leaves and blooms, is designed to mix and match with our Lucky Stripe collection. Decorator details include a tailored box-pleated skirt, corded edged and covered button-and-loop closures. Styles available for a sofa, loveseat, chair, wing chair, long dining chair, dining chair skirts, ottoman, pillows and pillow slips.

Fanciful Floral by Waverly™ Long Dining Chair Slipcover - Dining Chair Skirt in Autumn (shown above)

First image: Fanciful Floral in Autumn pairs beautifully with the stripes sash ties of Lucky Stripe in Sage.

Second image: Lucky Stripe in Ironstone pairs with the floral sash ties of the Fanciful Floral in Ironstone.

Lucky Stripe by Waverly™ One Piece Chair Slipcover Shown:  The crisp-lined Lucky Stripe pattern freshens up floral designs for a look of modern romance. An easy-on, one-piece design features a crisp, box-pleated skirt, corded edging and covered button-and-loop closures. Styles available for a chair, wing chair, long dining chair, dining chair skirt, pillows and pillow slip.

Pillows and Pillow Slips available in both the Fanciful Floral and Lucky Stripe designs. Pillows feature both 18" pillow slip and pillow insert - Pillow slips fit pillows up to 18" and feature a hidden zipper pull.

Will you mix and match floral and stripe this Fall?


Friday, July 19, 2013

Our New Fall 2013 Sure Fit Slipcover Catalog Has Arrived

Instant Makeovers For Every Room
Sure Fit is proud to introduce our New Fall Collections and additions to existing collections for 2013. Find 22 exclusive designs you won't find anywhere else plus solutions for every room, new additions to our Waverly & Creative Escape Collections plus more options for pet owners.

Our newest catalog is in the mail... Would you like one? To get your free catalog, visit: Request A Sure Fit Slipcover Catalog - For your added convenience, our catalog is also available to you for download.
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Whether you are redecorating the living room, refreshing the dining room or kitchen, renovating the bathroom, or updating and protecting your outdoor patio furniture, look no further. Sure Fit is your one-stop shop for designer quality slipcovers and home décor.

Visit Sure Fit to view all our new slipcover collections and additions.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Crushing On Chevron!

New Arrival: Stretch Chevron Slipcovers - Make an eye-catching statement by adding this trending pattern to your living space. Easily transform any traditional chair, wing chair, dining or desk chair, ottoman or pillows into a standout accent in your room's design. Available in décor friendly Espresso and Black. Machine washable too.
Stretch Chevron Separate Seat Chair Slipcover
Stretch Chevron Wing Chair Slipcover

Stretch Chevron Ottoman Slipcover

Stretch Chevron Short Dining Room Chair Slipcovers

Stretch Chevron 18 Inch Square Pillow and Pillow Slips - Pillow includes pillow slip and insert - Pillow slip fits pillows up to 18" and features a hidden zipper pull.
Sure Fit has simple solutions for adding a new refreshing vibe to your interiors. Easy and budget friendly, versatile accent cover styles to create a stylish focal point in any room.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Entertaining: Vegetable Trays & Displays

Creative Ideas That Are Sure To Impress Your Guests This Summer.

Summertime is full of backyard BBQ's, family picnics and memorable gatherings. Volunteer for this year's vegetable platter; full of vibrant color of the season's crunchiest harvest.
Use Your Peppers As The Dip Containers from Mundo Chica

 Bunny Veggie Tray from Better Recipes - Perfect for a kids or Easter party

 Hippo Dip from Dash Recipes

 Flower Garden Tray from Super Healthy Kids

 Veggie Kabobs from OC Veganista

 Fun Garden Octopus To Display Your Dip from Spoonful

Never Have To Worry About The Double Dippers Again Thanks To This Creative Idea Of Individual Serving from Party Cafe'  

 Elegant Display... Veggie Dip in Baguette Rounds from eDiva

 Fresh Vegetable Display With The Dip Served In A Head Of Cabbage or Strong Outer Leaves from Celebrations at Home

Create an edible vegetable centerpiece like this from Martha Stewart
How do you prepare or display your vegetables to serve your guests? What are your favorite veggies and dips?


Monday, July 8, 2013

New Arrival, New Color: Stretch Leather Slipcovers In Camel

Today's worn-out couch can become tomorrow's sleek leather sofa!

 New Addition For Fall -- Rich high-end style of the Stretch Leather Slipcover Collection is now available in Camel.

In Camel

Have it all—the luxury and look of leather in an affordable, washable slipcover. Our full grain pattern will impress even the most discriminating eye.

In Brown

Available in a box and t-cushion separate seat style for your sofa, loveseat, chair, recliner, wing chair, ottoman, 18" pillow - pillow slip and short dining chair covers.

Low Maintenance Care Instructions: Machine wash separately in cold water, gentle cycle. Do not use bleach. Tumble dry low, do not iron. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Welcoming July And HGTV's Color Of The Month

HGTV has announced on July 1, 2013 their chosen color of the month...
The Summer's Juiciest Hue Yet, Highlight the peaches’ beautiful tones of variegated red, orange and pale pink hues. --
Bright, Summery Peach
image via STYLE ME Pretty
Peach; one of the summer season’s signature colors found in everything from décor, clothes, to make-up and food.
Rich vibrant peach design mixed with brighter shades of peach and orange accents by Artissimo - Idit Deutsch
Sweet, fresh and light: Michelle Workman Interior Design - Jennifer Lopez's Home - creamy peachy bedroom design with soft sherbet walls paint colors featured at Veranda.
Pillows, chairs, lamp shades and flowers... Peach makes a gorgeous choice for a soft accent color to be worked into neutral spaces by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.
What do you think of the peach trend? Will you bring this soft summer color into your life? How would you style it?
For more info on HGTV's chosen color for July, Visit HGTV Design Happens and read article by Liz Gray.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Change Of Seasons Is The Perfect Time To Give Any Room A Makeover!

 It's Summer, Wake Up Your Homes Interior and Exterior. Here's a few tips to get you started:
~ Fresh cut flowers and fruit -- A simple way to bring a burst of color and sunshine to your home's interior. Especially love that they both can be picked up at your local grocery store and in the backyard garden.
~ Easy Budget Decorating Tip: A few seemingly small changes and rooms will suddenly seem reinvigorated. Add a new pop of color for Summer with simple accessories > picture frame, throw pillow, window sheers, candle and decorative plate.
~ Deep Clean and Declutter
~ Free your windows of those heavy winter drapes and choose a lighter fabric and let the sun shine in!
~ Rearrange furniture.
~ Paint, add a new color to the walls or furniture to brighten and refresh your space.
~ Add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Power wash and clean your deck or porch, Clean windows and add a fresh coat of paint to the front door. (maybe a trending summer color) Plant some colorful flowers in pots, flower boxes or gardens around your home.
Love the beach? Easily bring in a relaxing coastal style by refreshing your existing furniture in a crisp white/tan slipcover; Our Spectator Canvas Collection will give your furniture a sophisticated decorator look that's expertly tailored with contrasting corded trim and a wrap skirt. Add natural and sea inspired elements to finish the look!
Do you Love Bringing White Into Your Interiors For Summer? Have no fear, Now you can dress your furniture in white for summer... Our Twill Supreme Collection is family friendly and it's finished with a stain-resistant Scotchgard™ protection. Made of a durable and stylish cotton twill fabric, this is our toughest pet friendly slipcover available.
Ideal for heavy traffic family rooms and living rooms and available in a broad range of decorator colors.