What’s in Your Fifthroom?
TAGS: barbecue | cabana | fifthroom | gazebo | outdoor dining | outdoor retreat | pergola | sunroom Close your eyes and picture it – your ultimate Fifthroom. What does it look like? Where would it be? Is it a space inside your home, or an outdoor retreat? …Continue reading →
Color Your World
TAGS: color | decorating | fifthroom | indoor living | indoor updates | interior decorating | interior design Honestly, I am always drawn to neutrals. I adore them. But unless neutral palettes are done “just so”, they can be very boring. And who wants to live in a …Continue reading →
Perk Up Your Patio
TAGS: barbecue | cook out | fifthroom | grilling | patio | patio furniture | picnic tables | poolside As we round out the last week in March – closing out a winter that featured record-breaking warm temperatures in many parts of the country – I can’t help but …Continue reading →
Classic Blue and White
TAGS: arts&crafts | crafts | decor | decorating | fifthroom | indoor decor | quilting Blue and White quilts are the most classic of classic two color quilt combination. Quilters love blue and the crisp look of blue with white can be used any time …Continue reading →
The Feel of Winter
TAGS: blankets | fifthroom | products | quilting | sewing | winter | winter decor What does Winter feel like to you? I’m not so much a winter person, I’m more of a sandels and short sleeve sit out side all year kind of gal. …Continue reading →
Vintage Looks for Less
TAGS: decor | decorating | design | fifthroom | home design | indoor decor | interior design There’s nothing quite like the look and character that comes with vintage furniture. Every knick and scratch has a story to tell, weaved over generations of use. If you like …Continue reading →
TAGS: arts&crafts | crafts | decorating | fabric | fifthroom | home design The air has turned cold, and as much as I don’t want to admit it, I may be ready for colder weather. Isn’t it great to get our your sweaters …Continue reading →
Elements of a Successful Gallery Wall
TAGS: arts and crafts | decor | DIY | fifthroom | frames | photos | wall gallery Gallery walls are a perfect way to display cherished family photos or a collection of prized artwork. They are also extremely popular in current decorating trends. In order for a gallery wall to be successful, however, it takes more than just placing pictures on the wall in a group. By incorporating the following tips, you can easily create a gallery wall that will both showcase your prized photos or art, and be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home.
Monochromatic Plantings: Boring? No Way, No How
TAGS: begonias | crimson | fern foliage | fifthroom | garden | Lavender | monochromatic plantings | outdoor garden | planting | salvias | Strobilanthes dyerianus | zinnia It can get confusing sometimes, trying to figure out what garden colors blend with others. The peach and purple clearly wasn’t successful, and the red/white/blue scheme only seemed to work in July. So here’s an idea—throw out color combos, choose one hue and use it boldly! Think it sounds boring? Think again!
Lessons From Public Plantings
TAGS: Chicago | evergreen shrubs | fifthroom | grotto | outdoor gardens | outdoor space | petunias | planter The next time you’re driving to pick up the dry cleaning, pay attention to the landscapes along the way that you like—make note of what’s attractive so you can bring that same element into your outdoor space. Not sure how to start? Here’s a few I spotted on a recent trip to Chicago—