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Early Labor Day Break

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Hope y’all are enjoying the last weeks of summer.

Casart coverings is on vacation this week and taking an early Labor Day break that extends through the first week in September.

Gearing up for fall…

at_the_beach_sign1 via home stories A 2 Z, via Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

But we are always collecting treasures and ideas for new designs and concepts — stay tuned!

From Beach Fantasy, House Beautiful

From Beach Fantasy, House Beautiful

 

 

Bringing the Beach Cover Back

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Trying to bring the beach back with you as we approach the end of summer?

New pillow slipcovers are a way to get a fresh look without much effort. We have them on our website under Casart Décor but have also added an Etsy Shop. You can check them out here:

Other ways to bring the beach back? Go for sea glass, cream and light colors.

Anne Buresh Interior Design demonstrates this well. Oh, and seashell prints also enhance the serene beach essence.

Anne Buresh Interior Design on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

We found these shell sheets from Frontgate that also have a beautiful, beach-inspired theme.

Frontgate_Seachange_casarttblog

One easy thing to add to your decor that brings the beach inside is a simple, old-fashioned, sling-back beach chair.

They can be playful but practical, in that you can easily fold them up, store and use on the next beach trip.

We found these from Gardenista.

beach chairs from gardenista on slipcovers for your walls, casartblogBeach chairs have come a long way. Even more contemporary designs are stylish indoors, especially this tri-fold design mentioned on Chair Ideas.

Tri-fold-beach-chair-orange on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Of course when you go beach combing, don’t forget to bring back your seashells. Here are some clever ways to display them.

Attach corals, starfish and other statement sea-finds to picture frames and caps that attach to glass vases. Even some large vases or jars can hold other seashells (source Decorist).

Layla Palmer Seashell Frame featured on HGTV, Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Layla Palmer Seashell Frame featured on HGTV

collection-of-seashell-glass-bottles-and-picture-frames on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

A clear glass base for a lamp holds lots of opportunity to display your ongoing collection that you can add to each trip.

Glass Seashell Lamp_on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

The one we picked up at Target above works well and constantly reminds us of our more relaxing days when work gets heavy. Calming, sea-foam colored walls that mimic rain showers (on non-beach days) are a plus.

Seashells are not the only treasures you can discover. If you’re lucky enough find a beach buoy, pick it up and bring it back for a conversation starter, if not a pop of color. Note, you have to be the early bird to snag them, which is why you hardly see them on the beach, otherwise. Folks who live in beach communities love to decorate their fences with them, like Mardi Gras beads on beach babes.

Buoys on display in Cape Cod via Palm Beach Daily News on Slipcovers for your walls, casarblog

Buoys on display in Cape Cod via Palm Beach Daily News

But if you want to bring them inside, consider these related colors from House Beautiful.

Buoy colors via House Beautiful on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

And, this way to display from Messagenote. In fact, they show 32 very inspirational interior designs with coastal décor.

Cute-display-of-Old-buoys-Oars-Beach, Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Coastal Inspired Living Room via Messagenote on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Coastal Inspired Living Room via Messagenote

Happy beachcombing for bringing that beach cover — minus the sand — back with you.

Interior Design with Teens in Mind

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

We’re very happy to have a guest blog post today written by Patricia Leitao, from HomeYou.com.  She has some practical and easy solutions to consider for interior design with teens in mind. We hope you’ll enjoy reading her post.

What’s the one thing you can count on when designing for teenagers? Anything they like will, most likely, change in the next year or so. And when you can count on such changing tastes, you need interior design tools that can keep up with you and your growing teenager. Instead of repainting or re-wallpapering their room every year, why not consider an alternative that can grow with them?

Casart coverings offers one of the most versatile options for teens with changing tastes. By using removable, reusable wall coverings, you can easily change the design anytime your teen’s heart desires.

Teen stripe bedroom via homeyou.com on Slipcovers for your walls_casartblog

All photos via homeyou.com, except where noted

First off, work with your teen to choose an option that is neutral enough to be playful or grown-up, one that they like and won’t completely grow out of in a few months. Use it to completely cover the walls, if you’d like, or maybe do a split wall with the design above or below a complementary paint color.

Next, as your teen outgrows this look, use the same Casart to create playful stripes in their room – try vertical, horizontal, or clustered around an area they spend a lot of time in, such as a reading or computer area. Let them help – as playful as it might be, it can always be changed later.

Once your teen is ready to personalize their design, use your Casart to create a framed area of the wall where they can stencil in a write a quote phrase they like. Make it art that can be changed as your teen grows older, but allow them to have some control over the design as well.

Hoping to move on to something a little more grown up? Instead of your Casart wallcovering being the focal point, try switching to Casart as an accent material to make the room feel dynamic without it feeling immature.

Teen stripe bedroom 2 via homeyou.com on Slipcovers for your walls_casartblog

Try using it as a headboard for your teen’s bed and include some pieces in the back of a bookshelf, or maybe even covering the top of the bedside table.

Casart_Plum faux padded Headboard Vignette, casartblog

Casart’s Plum Faux Padded Headboard via Organics Collection

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used as a Bookcase Backing

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate used as a Bookcase Backing via Libby Langdon Collection for Casart

table with paint, wallcovering and new hardware on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

“Refreshed” table with paint, wallcovering and new hardware (unknown source)

Eventually, your teen will have grown into a young adult, and will pack up and head out. While they’ll more likely than not want to take their Casart with them, you may be lucky enough to keep it! Find ways to use it to complement the other furniture you choose to turn their room into a mature, formal guest room. The familiar design will help them feel at home when they come for visits, and it’ll help you design a sophisticated, unique guest room others will be begging to stay in, too!

Teen bedroom 3 via homeyou.com on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Be sure to check for more decorating ideas on homeyou.com, a company that helps homeowners connect with reliable contractors for their home improvement projects.

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