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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
7 Ideas for Throwing a Casual Party

Beautiful weather, longer days and schools out. It’s the perfect time to gather some vintage accessories & throw a party out doors or inside. Round up the kids, friends or family to help. Making it easy, casual and fun will take the pressure of ironing the tablecloths and white gloving the house! If you have summer house guests, invite them to join you in the planning. Delegate to do’s!

Let’s be inspired to gather, tell stories and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

My design tip: Pull out old blankets, quilts, pillows, drop clothes, these items will make seating cozy and can be used for table coverings.
Throw a party just because….
xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Sit back and relax, here are some incredible water views that can't be missed.

La Sponda, Positano, Italy

 

Dock Kitchen, London, UK

 

Nobu, Malibu, CA

 

The Red Bicycle, Santorini, Greece

 

Club del Doge Restaurant, Venice, Italy

 

On the Rocks, St. Barts

 

Sierra Mar, Big Sur, CA

 

Surf Lodge Restaurant, Montauk, NY

 

Les Remparts, Eze Village, France

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Black & White Design
Design with a Black and White aesthetic is unique.  Amazingly checks all the right boxes. It’s casual, chic, classy, cool, comfy, crisp, elegant & timeless, from exterior shops to houses. Unforgettable spaces can be centered on only two colors.

Adding character to spaces with black or white wood pieces.

A child’s room is calming, cozy and playful with just the right elements and textures of black and white.

Our fashion and Design world will always be at the helm with Black and White.

My design tip: Give a black and white space warmth with vintage materials, nothing too shiny, textures and softness.

Enjoy your summer weekend.
xo,
Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Four Season Porches
Summers can be extended most of the year with a four season porch. Depending on your location, insulation and materials.  A porch can be just as inviting in the winter.  Create a welcoming ambiance with vintage furnishings, seasonal accessories that will extend your use of a cozy space. Some possibilities to inspire with.

My design tip: Add furnishings that are easy to move around for entertaining and cleaning after each season.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend.
 
xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
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These incredible photography shots went viral and we had to share.

Évora, Portugal

Venice, Italy

The Alps, Austria

Burano, Venice, Italy

Lisbon

Montemor o Novo, Portugal

 

 

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Flags of Our Father
Every single Flag is a reminder. Gentle folds that wave in the breeze freely. I love to see the patriotic spirit everywhere. Thank you to those who display their flags in such a beautiful way for all to admire. From the country to the sea America is the place for Thee.

U.S Navy

Thank you Soldiers and their families from the bottom of our hearts.

My design tip: Displaying Flags and other patriotic items for all to see is beautifully American.
Happy 4th of July!

xo,
Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Since it's the 4th of July we picked out our favorite beaches. Beautiful blue oceans, lots of white sand and tons of laughter. Ride the wave this weekend.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Santa Barbara

Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Crescent Bay, Lagauna Beach, California

Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Newport Beach California

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida

 

 

 

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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Linen
Cool, crisp or fresh off the clothesline. Linen has to be a favorite summer textile. It flows elegantly and it’s purely timeless. Linen can be dyed, monogrammed, pleated and embellishment beautifully. Vintage linen is in a elite category of it’s own, especially European. The weave and weight of linen varies as well. This summer let’s usher in some linen to our summer homes, I think you will fall in love with this elegant classic.

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Rustic Linen Flax

 

My design tip: Linen can be used for unlimited applications in your home.  It can be relaxed and beautiful with our ironing.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend, I hope you it all you dream of.
 xo, Gail
TEAM & lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
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POPS
Home is his Castle. Home is where he can put his feet up, home is where he can be himself. Home is where his heart is too. The Dad’s don’t really ask for much they just want to be appreciated and thought of. Here’s some inspiration for that special space they may be dreaming of. Let’s keep them happy.

Here’s to all the POPS.

Happy Weekend, Happy Life

My design tip: Utilizing old baseball gloves, trophy’s or any memorabilia in his spaces along with photos of him is a personal and meaningful touch.
 

xo,Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Flowers can be the perfect accessory to add color to a house that's more blank canvas than bold. You don't have to settle on one color. The more hues the better looking the home!

Enjoy!

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