Extend the life of your outdoor space well into Fall . . .

With fall weather just around the corner, we Oregonians want to make every outdoor moment last as long as possible. There are some easy ways to add to your exterior "interiors" that won't break the bank.

For instance, keep a basket of colorful wool blankets around to provide your guests when there’s a nip in the air, or adding a small fireplace or "chiminea" might do the trick.  You can use a large oversized patio umbrella if you don't have an overhang to keep out of the drizzle, but just make sure that it’s waterproof.

Many times the addition of a propane heater along side an out door fireplace or fire pit is all you need to cut the chill. And of course there is always the tried and true "hot toddy".

So embrace the change of season and enjoy those beautiful fall colors and your out door spaces with friends and family!


It's all in the hunt . . .

One of our favorite interior design styles here at Urban Elements Interior Space is the blending of old and new together, as it can create and add a more personal touch with an overall cohesive look. The last thing you want is for your newly redecorated room to come across as a furniture showroom with no life or personality.

I regularly shop consignment for many of my clients, and not only is it a great way to lower your budget but also a fantastic way to add immediate interest to any room.

One of my regular haunts is La Maison Consignment in Beaverton.  I’ve found some really fantastic pieces for my clients from lamps and coffee tables - to art work and accessories. Take a look at these custom vintage Adirondack chairs that just came in and still have some pine needles on them. This shop is definitely worth a look next time you’re in the area - or check them out on line at www.lamaisonconsignment.com.  You never know what you’ll find – and that’s part of the fun!

Until next time,