The backyard barbecue has come a long way…extend your living space with an outdoor kitchen. In the last few years outdoor kitchens have become more and more common. If you’re thinking of creating a kitchen in your backyard there are 3 things you need to consider; layout, function and storage. Start your outdoor kitchen design by making a list of must-have items. This could include … Continue reading Taking It Outside: Outdoor Kitchens
Independence Day is a time to celebrate America. Living in the Northwest there are plenty of outdoor celebrations to choose from. You can start your day with a patriotic parade, have a picnic in the park or host a 4th of July party. Watching a fireworks display is the icing on the cake. Picnics, parades and fireworks add up to one thing, a celebration of … Continue reading Happy Birthday America!
Our guest blogger today is Selden’s Interior Designer: Lori Broznowski Summers in the Northwest … Dare I brag and say, they are, hands down, the best anywhere? Yes! Summers in the NW are absolutely GREAT! We need furnishings that live up to the extreme beauty of this region. Here are some of my Outdoor favorites. The new collection “MBRACE” from Dedon. This chair, designed by … Continue reading The GREAT Outdoors: NW Style
In celebration of Dad…give him the royal treatment! Continue reading Celebrating Dad: Father’s Day
Want that perfect guest room for overnight visitors? The first step is to “think like a guest.” What conveniences or perks do you like when you travel? With summer upon us and all the activities that come with it you’ll want to prep your guest room and be ready for the unexpected visitor. Remember whether family or friends you’re inviting them to be your … Continue reading Hosting Overnight Guests: 101
Graduation day is one of life’s landmark moments and a day worth celebrating. Whether you have recently graduated college or your child’s high school graduation is just a few weeks away, celebrating the graduate’s hard work is important. We’ve found some great desserts, decorations and outdoor game ideas that are sure to make your graduation party a big hit! Sweet treats at a party are … Continue reading Graduation: A Day To Celebrate
Memorial Day means the start of summer. Kick off the season with some easy fun recipes and crafts that we’re sure will be crowd pleasers. Continue reading Memorial Day BASICS: Family, Friends and Fun!
Spring . . . the season of new beginnings. With the winter cold weather subsiding and spring bringing warmer weather it’s the perfect time to start dining outside. Somehow food tastes better eating in the great outdoors even if your meal is prepared inside. Good food, fresh air and gathering with friends and family. What could be better? Having a great outdoor dining set up … Continue reading Summer Essentials: Outdoor Dining
The warm weather is here and there’s no better time to spring into summer and move your living space outside. With a wide choice of textures, fabrics, shapes and sizes you can create an outdoor seating area that is uniquely you. Do you like to entertain? Graduation parties and summer weddings are right around the corner and you’ll need some extra seating. Whatever patio set … Continue reading Summer Essentials: Outdoor Conversation Seating
Hosting out of town visitors can be stressful because you want to make sure they feel at home and are comfortable. Preparing a guest room with all the essentials for your guest can make everyone’s time more relaxed and enjoyable. Whether you have a spare bedroom, or you are temporarily converting an office or child’s bedroom, we have the suggestions you’ll need for the perfect … Continue reading Spare Bedroom Must Haves: Preparing For Holiday Visitors