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Sunny Days and Warm Nights


With the windows open and the sunshine filtering through, letting the airy breeze in, we feel inspired to refresh our homes for warm weather living, both inside and out.  Our summer blog is inspired by thoughts of sharing aperitifs with family and friends on the patio this summer.  Enjoy!

Sharpe Lake in British Columbia, Canada        
A picturesque afternoon at the cabin; Sharpe Lake, BC, Canada            


Flowers, herbs and plants on the ver

Decorate the veranda with brighter colours, place ferns in buckets in shady corners and add a profusion of candles in hurricane vessels to bring sparkle and ambience to the long evenings.  

Glass and metal decorative hurricane vessel with rechargeable light

Wicker Trays

Wicker trays with linen towel

Cheese by Les Amis du Fromage and Salt Spring Island Cheese Company.

Wicker trays, chairs and raffia rugs create a relaxed and carefree mood.  The wicker trays enhance a cheese or fruit display. Enchant your overnight guests with a basket full of fluffy towels, amenities and fruit.

Dining Al fresco with a beautiful lake view by
Joy Road Catering at God's Mountain. 

A portable bar spilling over with summer favourites like Aperol, Mojitos and fresh herbs and fruits is an essential, as are brightly coloured glasses and plates for dining.

Colored champagne glassware and votive holder

Le Jacquard Français Coated Tablecloth

Le Jacquard Francais tablecloth and accessories

Le Jacquard Francais acrylic coated tablecloth and glassware for the table

Decorative coated tablecloths allow ease and simple wipe off care, creating a wonderful base for brightly coloured accessories.

Baobab Women Candles

 Women candle by Baobab with proceeds going to BIG  to support Breast Cancer research

Bring beautiful large scale candles outdoors for evening lighting and ambience.

Pardi 100% linen drapes with decorative tassels

Introduce airy lightweight textures such as voile and linen for an ethereal diaphanous effect. Remove heavy drapery and opt for lightweight panels.  Decorative panels may be hung indoors and outdoors.

Vinyl floor mats available in a variety of color, patterns and sizes

Lift up heavy rugs in the front entry and replace with printed vinyl floor mats. They are also great for covered outdoor spaces.

Designers Guild printed linen pillow and throw

Brighten the indoors with fun pillows and throws.  Choose an inspiring paint colour for furniture or accent walls for a dynamic decorative lift. 

Etro duvet cover and shams with coordinating throw and
with Kevin O'Brien velvet pillows

Add playful bohemian touches and pops of colour.

Bayonne Bed

Printed floral duvet cover from Designers Guild with percale sheeting from Signoria

Floral patterns are a great way to change the bed decor.  Add a large scale floral in bright hues and mix and match cushions and colourful sheeting.

Linen slipcover headboard with printed floral duvet cover from
Designers Guild
with linen duvet cover and shams and percale sheeting

Add a linen slipcover onto your headboard to lighten the room.  It will become your favorite go to for the summer transition of decor. 

Linen flat sheet and pillowcases in white with hemstitch detail,  
White cotton duvet cover from St Geneve, Quilted 100% cotton coverlet 

Crisp percale weaves and linen bedding are a must for warmer nights and breathability.

Butterfly printed duvet cover, ombre silk velvet cushion, citron cotton velvet pillow 
reversing to fog green, embossed cotton velvet accent pillow

Make an outdoor daybed by covering a cot or lounge chair with a cotton pique bedcover and bright pillows, and don’t forget soft cozy throws for cool evenings. 

Hefel Comforter

Hefel Klimacontrol duvet and wool filled pillow

Envelop yourself in a temperature regulating cocoon.  Hefel Klimacontrol mattress pad and duvet are made for warm sleepers.  Silk is also a great alternative, as well.

SDH Purist Linen

The Purist samples from SDH

Choose more relaxed fabrics that can easily be laundered and returned to the bed without ironing.  The Purist collection is a wonderful addition to your linen closet.  The bedding is known for its natural fibre and developed texture.  

SDH Fine Fabric Wash in 32 oz. and 4 oz. bottles

Launder Purist sheets in SDH fine fabric wash and air dry to a crisp finish.

ElizabethW Pillow Spray

Elizabeth W. Lavender pillow spray

Make mosquito repellent from essential oils and g
et ready for weekends away with a down travel pillow, sleep mask, lavender pillow spray and small travel size candles.

LeBlanc Verbena Laundry Wash

LeBlanc Laundry Wash in Summer Verbena

Launder sheets in LeBlanc verbena laundry wash for a lemon scent and if possible line dry for longevity and that wonderful fresh feel.

Abyss & Habidecor Iso towel

Decorative beach towels are a must for the pool or picnic.  Our choice are big fluffy towels from Abyss.

Abyss & Habidecor Towels

Abyss & Habidecor superpile towels in colours Hawaii, Lime & Cadette Blue

Refresh your bathroom with with an array of colorful and texture, soaps and candles.  

Hanro Pique Robe

Le Jacquard Francais pique robe and Hanro negligee

Hanro microfiber pajamas and undergarments are very breathable and give comfort on warm nights.  Pique robes in pastel hues and cool silk slippers for your toes will keep you feeling comfortable.

 Visits to Southlands Nursery are one of our most inspiring summer pastimes

We specialize in making bedrooms more comfortable and homes more beautiful!  Feel free to consult with our design associates and product specialists on how you may enhance the comfort of your home.