Riding the Trend Waves

Riding the Trend Waves

  One of the most daunting tasks for a designer in any industry is to be “au courant” or on trend. This ever-elusive classification involves insightfully understanding where the current trends are, what is likely coming down the pipe, and where one might be able to influence or push a...

February 07, 2018 by TK Wismer

Taking Indoor Trends Outside

Taking Indoor Trends Outside

A new year means a new season of design and many of the trends that we see developed for our indoor rooms can easily be translated to our outdoor spaces. Here is a run-down on how to take some of those indoor trends outside. Darker, Moodier Spaces People are starting to...

January 04, 2018 by TK Wismer

Homemade Holiday

Homemade Holiday
This is the time of year where we can get overwhelmed with purchasing and the holiday bustle. It is easy to forget to slow down and enjoy some of our time-honored traditions or to make new traditions for friends and family.
December 06, 2017 by TK Wismer

Sliced Pumpkin Pie

Sliced Pumpkin Pie

The November issue of Southern Living magazine has several times over been the catalyst for awakening an inner domestic goddess and sending me off on a mission to perfectly execute one of the comfort food delights or festive decor DIYs found within the pages. Last year it was massive Cinnamon-Pecan...

November 10, 2017 by TK Wismer

Mix Master

Mix Master

I recently attended the open house of a 1960’s era condo that had been frozen in time. The entire living room was bedecked with matching wallpaper, upholstery, and drapes. It looked like one of those 3D prints where if you blur your vision just right, a dinosaur or a pineapple or...

October 20, 2017 by TK Wismer

The Quintessential Pumpkin Post

The Quintessential Pumpkin Post

I never intend to divide my readers and I try not to let my personal beliefs get in the way but I just have to put this out there: If loving Pumpkin Spice is wrong, I don’t want to be right.  Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United...

September 27, 2017 by TK Wismer

Keep Calm and Clean On

Keep Calm and Clean On

Depending on where you live, it may be time to start thinking about getting your outdoor furniture prepped for winter storage, or maybe you are gearing up to extend your patio season into fall, or better yet, perhaps it's just another day in paradise where you live. Regardless of your...

September 12, 2017 by TK Wismer

Gimme S'more

Gimme S'more

Until recently, I considered myself somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to s'mores. I liked my jumbo marshmallow roasted on an open flame, topped with a square of Hershey's chocolate, and squished to gooey goodness between two plain graham crackers. Simple sweet perfection. I didn't need funky new combinations or...

September 01, 2017 by TK Wismer

What to do with all those herbs

What to do with all those herbs

Between my now well established living wall (see post here), plus a few scattered planters that are in full swing, I am faced with an overabundance of herbs at the moment and don't want to let all of that time and attention, not to mention investment, go to waste. So what...

August 25, 2017 by TK Wismer

Making Peace with the Elements

Making Peace with the Elements

The typical talk around an outdoor furniture company is how to best fight the elements of nature. We research and design to build with best in class materials that deflect water and resist the sun, while conceptualizing at length about standing up to harsh wind and keeping the earth from leaving its mark...

August 11, 2017 by TK Wismer