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Beautiful Design Made Simple: Summer Magazine Preview

Designer Advice Articles Area Rug Outdoor Summer Sunroom/Patio

The summer issue of our Beautiful Design Made Simple digital magazine hits Apple newsstands and Android devices on June 21st. Our Outdoor Summer issue is packed with tips, trends and advice from designers and experts. With lots of great ideas for updating your home decor this summer, this issue is sure to inspire you. Here's a preview of what you'll find inside:

Enjoy the Beach All Summer Long

Summer trips to the beach are relaxing and invigorating. Wouldn’t you like to have that feeling in your home all summer long? Here's some inspiration to give your home a refresh for summer that’s just beachy.

Bring Home the Beach

Top:Wall Color- Deep Sea Dive- Available at Sherwin Williams. Sandy Colored Carpet- Available at Carpet One Floor & Home. Bottom: Studio A Spinnaker Chairs- Available at Candelabra. Room Design by The Decorologist Kristie Barnett. Dumont Buffet- Available at West Elm

The beach has so many great colors that work well in home décor – the sand, the water, seashells and palm trees – they are all excellent inspiration for home décor colors. Give your room a refresh with sea blues, greens and tans. A sandy colored carpet can mimic the looks of sand. For a hardwood looks go with something natural and a bit distressed like a boardwalk to the beach.

Find more beach inspiration in our summer issue!


Expand Your Living Space: Outdoor Style

Forget the additions and basement renovations! One of the easiest ways to expand your living space is to move outside. Going beyond the standard table and chairs can transform our deck, patio, pool or yard into a function room. Our 6 essentials for your outdoor space will give you a stylish space where you and your family will want to spend time enjoying the warm summer weather.


Left: Rectangular Wooden Umbrella- Available at West Elm. Top Left: Area Rug from Kaleen Rugs- Available at Kaleen

Quality outdoor furniture is one of the biggest investments for your outdoor space but it’s a worthwhile investment. Look for pieces that look like they belong indoors but are made of weather-resistant materials. Just like any other room in your home, your outdoor space won’t quite be complete without a few accessories. Candles, vases and potted plants are great options and won’t be damaged by a little summer rain shower.

Perfect your outdoor style! Download the summer issue for free starting June 21st at  Beautiful Design Made Simple.

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