Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Hello, summer & sunshine! Finally... the months of bright light & warm weather have made their way to the Carolinas - and, we are excited to welcome them. Nothing like keeping the door open at the marketplace! It is the perfect time to SPICE UP your home, FRESHEN UP your colors, & ENTERTAIN YOUR FRIENDS for an evening of delicious goodies on the grill!

Image R via Phoebe Howard

We love the idea of incorporating BOLD STYLE into your home! Vibrant hues of yellow, lime, & coral are the perfect color combination. They certainly will spruce up your look for summer! The talented, Phoebe Howard, designed an inviting living room (above) by creating a focal point with abstract art.  A little tip: pull the bright colors from your artwork into a your room design with accessories & accents! Check out how the designer did just that by adding lime gourd lamps & a punch of yellow on the club chairs.

If you are in the market for some incredible artwork... then be sure to stop in & see the original pieces by, NC artist, Trip Park! We continue to be amazed as his unique & playful style continues to emerge. You can add bold COLOR to your home with art! The piece by Trip featured above is perfect for your breakfast nook or kitchen. Don't these pears have such personality? Who wouldn't want to grab a cup of coffee & have this friendly pair greet you each morning? 

Image L via Pinterest

If you are one of the lucky ones... that spends your summer on the coast or lake then be inspired by this family room design! Fresh white paint on the walls & ivory linen upholstery is the perfect base for adding bright accent pillows, drapes, & artwork. Have you considered a geometric accent rug in your adjoining room? We have a wonderful selection of indoor & outdoor area rugs available at the marketplace through our vendors, Mary Jane Shoppes & Liora Manne Home.

So, with the summer at our fingertips... be sure to enjoy your home & all the accents that add to it's character!  Pull the vibrant hues of the sun, lovely blossoming flowers, & fresh cut grass into your home's color palette! Everything is feeling CHEERFUL at the marketplace... visit us soon!

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