This last weeks heat wave made it obvious that the summer is quickly approaching! There is no better way to enjoy the season than by lounging in an outdoor living room. Whether you own a home or rent an apartment these simple tips will help you create a space that is inviting, fun for entertaining and the perfect spot for relaxing. Image source: Lonny CLEAR SPACE + PREP Make a quick inventory of what you need for the space and remove any items that are currently not adding function or beauty. “Have nothing…that

Delightful Décor: Adding simple shelving allows you to instantly spruce up the look of your walls and showcase special items and artwork around the house. It is also a convenient way to present small items like clocks and vases in an organized and creative fashion.   Simplistic Storage: Items don’t always have to be hidden away-open organizers are perfect for easy-access and allow you to show off your favorite dishes and kitchenware. Easier to install than cabinets, Metro racks come in many different sizes and are often used in restaurant kitchens.

So that annual trend of making Mothers Day gifts isn’t cutting it anymore? Check out these fun home decor accents and interior design treasures that she’ll be sure to love! Kate Space New York Picture Frames Even if she’s on Instagram, your mom will love to display her pride and joy in one of these beauties Rare Botanic Votive Set by D.L. & Co Good scents in gorgeous designs Jill Rosenwald Handmade Tray This flower tray is always blooming Neiman Marcus – Marcus Luxury Towels Monogramed Luxury Towel Set Pottery Barn “Hello Gorgeous”

    We are so happy to be showing our love + appreciation through design! Click on the image to enter or share the contest! Win a Free Master Bedroom Makeover! Military spouses serve every day and Laurel & Wolf wants to honor you by creating your dream bedroom. Prize The winner will receive a free Laurel & Wolf Premium Package. Five designers will create custom designs for your space! You select a winning design and receive custom style boards, a shopping list, a floor plan, and instructions from the designer. Laurel

Laurel loves the iconic laurel wreath and leaf motif! I mean, who doesn’t? Elegant yet subtle in detail, the laurel leaf offers a visual treat whenever sighted. The laurel wreath is a symbol of victory and glory. The Greek god Apollo, recognized as the god of light, truth, healing, music,  and poetry  was often represented wearing a horseshoe laurel wreath upon his head. Throughout history, the laurel motif has influenced design, architecture, furniture, home accents and decorative arts. We find it especially thrilling to incorporate the laurel motif in a modern way. You

When you find out you’re expecting, creating a beautiful nursery is at the top of the to-do list. While there is no shortage of nursery themes to choose from, many parents today are opting to create gender neutral nurseries. Here’s a look at a few nurseries that caught our eye.   1) Napping in Neutrals- The nursery belongs to a set of twins. Multiple births are becoming much more common. This calming neutral nursery is fit for a prince or princess to share. Designed by: Susan Hutchinson from Fleurishing   

Urban gardens are all the rage right now. With spring here what better time to spend some time  cultivating you very own garden. No space is too small if you use a little creativity. 1) A Calming Retreat – If you don’t have space for a large tree, but want to bring in that element use a tree stump as an end table. To replicate this serene look keep the background foliage simple and add a few subtle pops of color, tie in pillows or poufs. Source 3) What’s The

by Genessa Stange Spring has finally arrived. In addition to spring-cleaning here are a few ideas you can try to spruce up your home. Chalk paint is an easy and simple way to revamp old out of date furniture or to add some charming details to over looked areas of your home. Chalk paint can be applied on just about any surface without stripping or priming furniture.   1) A formal dining chair becomes chic and colorful.  Image Source via ItsBelle 2) Bare Ceilings and walls are now beautiful focal points.     Image

As part of our designer guest post series, I want to introduce you to Mary Meyer, one of our wonderful designers out in New York.  We love Mary’s sharp voice and think you will enjoy some of the quick tips she has picked up from her years helping people upgrade their spaces.  So without further ado, here is Mary. Brandon — Have you ever thought what your apartment looks like to the ladies? Does it lack that umph or worse than that- does it send the ladies screaming for the

Ironing boards are eye-sores.  You take them out when you need them, wait for the metal to get hot-to-the-touch,  then furiously demolish those wrinkles, until everything is nice and flat.  After all of that, it’s back to the hidden cupboard for this 120 year old home staple.  Well, thanks to some keen design eyes, Decor/Aid bring you some ways that you can safely trot out that old board with pride. 1.  Create An Entry Table By The Door                        

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