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Hi All,

The minute the sun makes an appearance in this country, we all start to think about our gardens. Here are some simple tips to get your garden Summer ready.

Bring The Inside Out!!
Bring cushions and throws outside for a lovely cosy Summer vibe:

Summer Day Bed Bring The Inside Out

Get Out The Paint Brush
Lovely bright paint can really add something to jaded fences and patio furniture. There are lovely bright options available in all DIY stores now so don’t be afraid to go for a lovely bright option:

Summer Shed

Make A Feature Out Of Your Garden Shed
The garden shed is a focal point in most gardens. Don’t be afraid to decorate your garden shed in style. Paint it, hang some flowers or pretty signs and if you’re feeling very adventurous, experiment with some stencils:

Green Garden Shed White Garden Shed

Create Some Unusual Planters
Think outside the box when it comes to plant containers. These can make a great talking point and will look very eclectic also. Think teapots, chairs, jugs or watering cans to mention a few:

Chair Planter

Wheel Barrow Planter Watering Can Planters

Outdoor Dining
Al Fresco dining is a lovely Summer activity. Decorate your table in style using a rustic or country theme:

Summer Entertaining Rustic Summer Table

Night Lights
Night Lights are such a lovey idea for Summer entertaining. Hang over or on tables or place along your driveway to welcome guests:

Summer Night Lights

Lets keep our fingers crossed that the sun will stay shining so that we can all get to use our lovely Summer gardens this year.

Until Next Time

Olive:-)
http://www.thehomebarn.ie

All Images From: Pinterest.com


Hi All,

You might not always think it if you’re living in Ireland but the Summer is here and one Summer trend that I absolutely love is the Nautical trend. It is always on trend for this time of year and even if you don’t have a home overlooking the sea, you can still introduce elements of this Summer look to your home.

The Nautical Theme

Boats, fish and shells all spell Nautical.  Anything that you would expect to find near to the sea really.  The 2 images below show lovely ways to introduce these elements into your home.

Nautical Window Sill Nautical Mirror

Shells can be used very successfully to  make a lovely table centrepiece or mantle piece decoration also.

Nautical Table Decor

The light fittings, signs and lovely pastel colours work very well at achieving the coastal mood in the below kitchen images.

Nautical kitchen  

Nautical Colours

Red, Blue and White really spell Nautical.  Stars and Stripes really lend themselves to this trend also.

Nautical Sitting Room  Nautical Bedroom Nautical Bedroom

The 2 images from Lexington below show these colours in use very well.  Lexington does this trend very well and I think the patio image below is just beautiful.  The tablecloth and distressed cladding on the house are both great examples of how to achieve this look.

Lexington Nautical Lexington

Nautical Maps

A nautical map is a great way of introducing this trend into your home.  You can do this through nautical prints or wallpaper.

Nautical Decor  Nautical Map

nautical wallpaper

Distressed Wood

Distressed wood especially in the outdoor space is a great way of achieving the Nautical Trend.  It is very New England and gives the impression of wave and weather beaten materials.  The gorgeous kitchen below shows how the distressed wood look can also be brought indoors and the hammock below is another lovely nautical feature.

Nautical Patio

Nautical Decor

Nautical Hammock

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Is any nautical theme complete without some homemade lemonade.  Here is a very simple recipe to try:

Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar (can reduce if you feel it is too sweet)
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 to 3 cups of water to dilute
Method:
  • Heat the sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved
  • Squeeze 4 to 6 lemons until you have enough juice to fill one cup
  • Place the sugared water and lemon juice in to a jug and add the additional water to dilute (dilute to taste)
  • If you still feel it is too sweet add some more lemon juice
  • Place in the fridge for 30 to 40 mins
  • Serve with slices of lemon and ice
Lemonade

NAUTICAL AT THE HOME BARN

Thermometer Clay Gone Fishing Sign  Miners Lantern Shutter Blue

gone sailing sign  Fishing Light  8 inch barometer clay

Miners Lantern Clay   Glass Carrier  Red Retrospot Picnic  Bag

Happy Coastal Living!!

Until next time

Olive:-)