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12 of the Best Unupholstered Benches

12 of the Best Unupholstered Benches

Maybe you have messy kids, or a dog that likes to jump up on the furniture with muddy paws. Maybe you want to pull up a bench to the dining table without worry of spills and crumbs dropping and staining. Or maybe you just like the look of unupholstered benches. If you’re on the lookout for one to add to your home, here are a dozen of the best to choose from. (For our favorite upholstered benches, see part two of this article.)

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8 Ways to Refresh Your Home with Watermelon Print

8 Ways to Refresh Your Home with Watermelon Print

Have you noticed how everything right now is either watermelon or pineapples? I’m digging it! I think there’s nothing more refreshing than a cute fruit pattern in an unexpected place. It adds a dose of whimsy to an ordinary object, while bringing in fun colors. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite ways to incorporate watermelon patterns into your home.

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Taking the Inside Outdoors

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I could live outside in the summer! Seriously. I could spend my mornings and evenings totally outside. There is nothing better than enjoying pleasant weather while eating your favorite meal or relaxing on comfortable furniture. That is why the outdoor living space is such a cool concept. You are creating a space completely outdoors that have the qualities that you need from the interior. For instance, if you love eating as a family, create an outdoor dining room. I personally love lounging at night so an outdoor living space is perfect for me.

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Swing into Summer: Modern Patio Swings

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For a season, it seemed porch and patio swings were a thing of the past. If you did happen upon the occasional one, it likely looked like it was hanging around from days gone by. However, patio swings have made a comeback in many modern ways.

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The Best Summer Tablecloths

The Best Summer Tablecloths

Summer! The season of tomatoes and watermelon, and all sorts of delicious fresh food! So, since we’re going to be doing all of this wonderful eating, how’s your tablecloth looking? Not so good? Nonexistent? Let’s remedy that, shall we?

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Morning Brew: Stylish Ideas for Your Coffee Prep Area

Morning Brew: Stylish Ideas for Your Coffee Prep Area

If you’re like me, you don’t start your day until after you’ve had at least one cup of coffee. It’s a key component of my daily morning ritual: brewing, preparing, and enjoying some delicious caffeine. If that’s your way of life as well, why not do it in style? I’ve gathered a few ideas for setting up a coffee prep area that will help get the day started right.

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How to Live the Bermuda Lifestyle

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How to live the Bermuda lifestyle

It’s about this time every year that I want to leave the cold-weather climate once and for all and move to the tropics. I’d love to have the windows open year round, ceiling fans rolling, and the ease of a simpler life. This Bermuda-inspired home, featured in House Beautiful, reminds me of this simpler life. Designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company nailed it with a refreshing, sophisticated, and modern design in this Naples, Florida home. Here’s how to get the look for your own home.

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9 Amazing Outdoor Fireplaces

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The outdoor season is upon us. Finally! Let the choruses sing! Even though I work from a computer, I try to find any excuse to get outside. In my dreams I have an outdoor fireplace where I can spend relaxing evenings chatting and baking pizzas. There are a lot of outdoor fireplace ideas out there, but how do you know which one fits your style? Here’s how!

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6 Reasons to Move into a Barn

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There’s a trend of renovating previously undesirable locations, such as old barns or factories, and turning them into beautiful modern dwellings. The initial cost to buy the property is generally cheap, while the renovations tend to be anything but. So the question remains, are these major renovations really worth all the hype? I say yes! Let’s take a look at some barn renovations to see why they work so well. Though I haven’t lived in a renovated barn myself, I can base the success of these spaces off of interior design fundamentals.

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Cowboy Up: Western-Inspired Decor

Cowboy Up: Western-Inspired Decor

Finding new ways to achieve interior design success is a never-ending task. First of all, the preferences of the individual need to be considered. Then there is the vast number of different aesthetic interpretations to take into account. And, of course, there are issues of scale, harmony, geography, sourcing, and—never last and never least—budget. With all of those variables in play, it’s a wonder any projects make it to conclusion. Today, we’re looking at Western-inspired décor to see how this specific design concept can be interpreted in different ways given preferences, aesthetics, scale, harmony… you get the idea.

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