Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Decorating: Revive Your Furniture By Pairing A Pattern Print With A Solid Color For An Exciting Interior!

 
Create a chic, vintage look when you pair the gently weathered look of the Stretch Slub Sofa Slipcover with the whimsical, wallpaper-inspired pattern of Stretch Vintage Floral Chair Cover.  
 


 
Get This Look (shown above):


Stretch Slub Two Piece Separate Seat Slipcover : Sink into our printed Stretch Slub velvet with it's plush pile and beautifully textured finish that is designed to look and feel like a "broken-in" favorite. Available in Chocolate, Green, Beige and Blue for a sofa, loveseat, chair, wing chair and pillows/pillow slips.
 
 
 
 
Accent with the Embroidered Lily pillow in khaki with turquoise to bring that unexpected pop of color to your decor.
 
 




Stretch Vintage Floral Two Piece Separate Seat Slipcover: Instantly add charm with our vintage-inspired raised jacquard design that features a delicate floral and diamond motif. Available In Antique Beige and Heirloom Blue for a sofa, loveseat, chair, wing chair and pillows/pillow slips.
 
 
 
 
Platoon Border rug in beige. These three-dimensional rugs are full of texture and movement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wouldn't your furniture look amazing in this inviting new style for summer?
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day and 4th of July Decorating And Entertaining Ideas

 
Memorial Day... Honoring the fallen men and women who have served in the American Military.
 
Show off your patriotism with festive red, white, and blue decor and festive foods to entertain your guests!
 
 
 
 
 
Waving American Flags: Add a few tiny flags to the pots and containers of flowers throughout your landscape.
 
 
 
 
 
Let a few lawn stars brighten up your celebration. Paint them alongside a walkway or around your picnic table.
Diy how to via
Sunset
 
 
 
 
Go all out and decorate the interior. Dress your furniture in this Americana style with a slipcover and pillows in the red, white and blue theme.
 via Sure Fit
 
 
 
 
 
Station grab-and-go silverware in glass canning mason jars. Trim a trio of jars with some stars and stripes ribbon.
 
 
 
Will there be a BBQ at your house this year? Here are some unique ideas for the grill...
 
 
 
Seafood Kebabs with Bean and Tomato Salad
Unlike most seafood, shrimp and swordfish have the right texture to hold their own on a kebab.
recipe via
Womans Day
 
 
 
 
 
Grilled Tuscan Pizza
Super simple recipe consists of flatbreads or pitas, Buitoni Tuscan or Classic Bruschetta and shredded mozzarella.
 
 
 
 
 
Grill Roasted Corn Salad
Fresh and Sweet, Corn season is here!
 
 
 
 
Adding some patriotic pizazz to the dessert table
 
 
 
Cupcake Flag: Slathered with white icing and garnished with blueberries, raspberries, shaved coconut or marshmallows. Arrange in a confectionery salute to Old Glory.
via Good Housekeeping 
 
 

 
 ***Have a Memorable Day***
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ideas For A Memorable Graduation Party


Are you the proud parents of a new graduate?
 
Yes, It's that time of year again - as high school and college grads have completed their final year and you the proud parents are trying to plan a fantastic celebration on behalf of them. Here are a few tips and ideas for making it memorable.
 
 
 
Make a table with all your graduates achievements, accomplishments and memorabilia that guests can go through. Create a picture board or photo album of pictures cherished throughout the years. (this makes a special gift for after the party is over) -- This is their day and a bit of bragging is in order.




One of the most popular gifts to give at a grad party are cards. Get creative and create a Graduation Cap Card Box.




 
Available for a limited time: Table Attire, Great for covering folding tables, dining tables, and other tables. These contoured covers are made to fit over your tables and are perfect for an elegant party or casual get-together. Currently clearanced and available in only royal blue, cream and hunter green. Machine washable, never have to purchase rolls of table plastic again.






Simple Graduation Party Centerpieces made with decorative vase filler accents in school colors, the graduates photo, the year their class is graduating and fruit filler.






Now you can dress up those metal or wood folding chairs.
Cotton Duck Folding Chair Covers are a stylish way to complement any party decorating style. Available in black, linen and natural. 






Apply Decorative Sashes to add your own unique touch to chairs, tables and doorways. Accent with your school colors or favorite summer color.




Create a food buffet:
Keep stress levels down by keeping it simple with foods. Consider having the party catered, this will save time on shopping and cooking. If that's not in the budget, plan a menu of foods that can be prepared ahead of time.  taco bar ~ sliced subs ~ finger foods ~ cold salds ~ crock pot dishes

via jessamyn harris photography

 


A drink station: Have an ice bucket to keep drinks chilled and fill charming glass drink dispensers with a few different options.


 



 
 
 
Flattering Favors for the occasion: Candy Cup Graduation Caps
via Bakerella
 

 
Sweet Treat Desserts:
Bring in a cupcake tower instead of the large cake and create a candy bar for your guests with a sweet tooth. (Will leave you hands free to enjoy the party) 
 

Graduation Cupcake Tower
via Christina's dessertery




 
Your party is sure to be a hit...
 
 
 
 
 
 Rent or set up a photo booth where friends and family can snap a pic to help the grad remember the special day. Capture unique, candid and fun moments!
 
 


Thursday, May 16, 2013

A New Style Has Arrived: Introducing Our Dining Chair Skirts

 
Just skirt where you sit leaving the beauty of your upper chair to show. The perfect design to add pattern without losing the charm of your wooden dining chairs and a great solution for dining chairs with an extra wide or irregular shaped back. As with all Waverly™ by Sure Fit designs, the fabric from these dining chair skirts are machine washable and wrinkle-resistant for easy care.
 
 
 
Bridgewater Floral by Waverly™ Dining Chair Skirt in Antique
 
 
 
 
Coordinate with the full coverage of the long dining chair covers for a unique and stylish design.
 
 


 






Fantasy Fleur by Waverly™ Dining Chair Skirt in Mulberry and Pumice
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Ballad Bouquet by Waverly™ Dining Chair Skirt in Crimson and Tea Stain
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Casblanca Rose by Waverly™ Dining Chair Skirt in Cardamom and Moonstone
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Restyle your dining chairs, desk or side chairs in a fresh new fabric and style. Make your own design statement; Mix and match solids and patterns in the same color palette, relaxed and form fit styles in long and short skirt designs. Bring interest and summer flair to your dining space or accent chairs. Browse All Sure Fit Dining Chair Covers
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, May 13, 2013

Fireplace Decorating Ideas For The Spring And Summer Seasons.

Your Fireplace Can Still Be A Fabulous Focal Point Of The Room! Even though the season's change and it is too warm for a blazing fire, you can use your fireplace to create a mood and cozy atmosphere. Light up a room without building a fire. Whether your fireplace is functional or purely decorative, Here are some warm-weather ideas for filling your empty fireplace box.
 
 
 

Add candles and some white string lights with a few of your favorite summer treasures to create a warm glow.



 
A Charming display to fit your rooms decorationg style. Here a Cricket cage, soda crates, picnic basket and wood plant pots.




 
Bringing the outdoors in: Lovely green plants and a tree stump dress this brick fireplace.
 
 
 

Fill the fireplace with potted boxwoods.
(image via Cottage Living Magazine which ceased publication)





Bring in Natural Surroundings, Simplicity is key when filling a unused or non-working fireplace to brim with wood.
 



 
Clay pots and saucers in all shapes and sizes stacked in a few different combinations. The height variations of thick candles placed on top of the pots or saucers and a few starfish finish the look. Light the candles at night for a wonderful ambience.
 
 
 
 
 
Adding a bit of summer around the house. Driftwood in the fireplace, candles sitting on old fish net buoys and shells and starfish make up this beach inspired fireplace display.
 
 
 
 
All-white vases in different sizes and shapes offer a visually united vignette for displaying fresh flowers and ferns.
 
 
 
Do you decorate the fireplace during the off seasons? What are your favorite decorative elements to use?
 
 
 
image 1 myhomeideas, image 2 The Lettered Cottage, image 3 nest full of eggs, image 4 Cottage Living Magazine, image 5 via Design Scouting, image 6 HomeGoods, image 7 Seaside Style, image 8 Midwest Living
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Celebrating Moms' at Sure Fit!


Mom's Always Give The Best Advice...
 
 
 
 
Be dressed to impress. (Your furniture that is) Add character to your living space in this relaxed fit design. This collection is quite unique with it's raised floral pattern in a upholstery weight fabric with extra thick cording. The Matelass√© Damask makes summer redecorating a cinch!
 




Twill Supreme: One of our top slipcover collections and customer favorites - It is easy to get that well appointed elegant look of a custom makeover with this separate seat furniture cover with corded trim detailing. Designed to be family friendly, this durable and stylish cotton twill is finished with stain-resistant Scotchgard™ protection that helps repel stains.
 




Let your 4 legged kids lounge in comfort too. The Waterproof Furniture Pet Cover is the perfect gift for Moms that spend countless hours vacuuming the furniture trying to remove pet hair.
 



Trust Mom's Advice, Just look at the savings...
"A penny saved is a penny earned"





Celebrate Mom this weekend and enjoy Free Standard Shipping site wide. Enter promotion code MTFS at checkout and pay nothing when you select standard shipping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, May 6, 2013

Introducing The New Grain Sack Stripe Slipcover Collection!


Transform your home into a cozy retreat. Inspired by vintage textiles found in the French countryside, our Grain Sack collection features bold artisan stripes; it can stand alone or blend with our solid Cotton Duck Collection for mix-and-match decorating. The easy, one piece style features a layered waterfall skirt, straddle topstitching and adjustable front ties.
 
 
 
A fresh new look for the season: Rustic yet refined, this timeless pattern is designed to fit into any interior from simple and casual to country and rustic. Also available in colors bluestone and claret.
 
 
Giving your living room a new updated style has never been so easy. This is how to get this look:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Welcome May and the Spring Season with HGTV Color of the Month!


HGTV has announced on May 1st, 2013 their chosen color of the month...
 
It's Whisper Gray!
This soft, silvery gray is the perfect hue to ease into warmer weather.
 
 
 
When used alone this shade can appear luxe yet quietly cool as shown in the bathroom design but when paired with raspberry and green as shown in the bedding the results can be very lively and fun! 
(images: Bathroom design by Sarah Richardson and Bedding by Jonathon Adler)
 
 
 
Here we paired our Stretch Jacquard Damask Gray Slipcovers with Clay colored Loft Pillows and Gray and Orange Embroidered Dot Pillows for a suprise design element!
 
 
~ Will you use Whisper Gray in your interiors this Spring? ~
 
 
For more info on HGTV's chosen color for May, Visit Design Happens and read article by Liz Gray.