my grownup summer tree house...

 As happy as I am to follow Autumn's allure...
there are some parts of summer that are hard for me to say good to...
one is my 
grown up
 'tree house'
that  I style on our raised deck...
each summer

 it's a small little space...
so each year I am able to make it ...
a little different....


This year...
my styling inspiration...

my summer 
blue and white + texture and textiles...

having been styling my home for as long as I have...
I was able to pull from my collections...


 my jumping off point...
2 extra large stripe down pillows ...
I mixed in some blue and white embroidered florals...
ticking pillows which i made several years ago...
shabby chic linen ruffled  pillows 

and being oh so particular with my pillow arrangement....
I needed one more pillow with the toile pattern to round out and balance...

and being one who believes in
'impressionistic decorating'

meaning:
I am willing to do the least amount of effort 
for the biggest effect...

I simply took a white cotton ruffle pillow
and 
simply wrapped the  toile fabric around it...
pinning it in the back...

My pillow arrangement all sits atop an air mattress covered with
a cream quilt. 




 over the deck sides...
I draped my collection of cream throws...
tablecloths...
rugs...
and really what ever other textiles I had on hand,,,
in creams ...and faded blues and whites...

I brought up 4 wooden folding chairs...
that I recovered with an old cream quilt...

added a rug...
tables...
and
a galvanized tray 
filled to the brim with old recycled jars...
making for the most wonderful and romantic
candle arrangement...
perfect for savoring the long summer evenings.

'
 the 'treehouse' deck provides a wonderful view...

 of summer lounging...

but now with Autumn soon approaching ....
it's time to pack it away...
until next year.

If you want to see last years incarnation...
it's here

as always dear friends...

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life



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9 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have this wonderful tree house. Just beautiful. I'm inspired!!
    Connie*

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  2. I love blue and white textiles, especially all mixed together. Gorgeous collection. Love the mason jar candles, too. Hope you've got a few more weeks to enjoy it before the cooler weather hits.

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  3. oooh utterly gorgeous...I want a tree house!!

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  4. I love the little space you have with pillows. My friend teases me because I always sews new pillows when something must be done. In autumn we change mood. I love you tree house.

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  5. What an amazing nook you've created, you are such an incredible stylist in all areas of your life, I'd take classes with you!

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  6. Love the blue and white toile pattern you chose for this enchanting setting. And tho I've never physically been to it, I'm missing your little tree house already! I usually wait until the last possible second (and then often too late!) to un-cushion the outdoors. Thanks always for your creative inspirations -

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  7. ohmyword I am SO in love with that space!!! Please please when can I come over?!

    xo

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