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Trina of La La Lovely Finds Stylish Home Pieces That Transition from Indoors to Outside
I'm a busy mom of 4, looking for the lovely. In my spare minutes, I author: la la Lovely http://lalalovelythings.com/ ...A lifestyle blog with an eye for design in all areas of life, regularly featuring décor, design, style, travel, family, children, food + any other thing that may be lovely.
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It's finally summertime and most of us are living both indoors and outdoors. I love bringing the outdoors in and even bringing things outside that belong indoors. Here are my 20 picks for stylish pieces that can be used both inside and out. — Trina from La La Lovely
Vibrant Afternoon Hammock - $98
I love lazy summer days, or even just the idea of them. I've always wanted a hammock and this one is on the top of my list — the colors are perfect for summer and the detail of the fringe adds a bit of delicate beauty. I'd even try hanging it indoors for an eclectic reading nook.
Shane Powers Hanging Glass Bubble Collection - $9
These are perfect for adding a little greenery in a modern and fresh way. I think they are both gorgeous + interesting and add a bit of life to any space they grace.
Dot Bowl - $45
I'd love to serve up a summer salad in this sleek and earthy combo.
Cotton Herringbone Throw - $225
I adore these blankets. There is nothing better than a cozy blanket to snuggle up under whether you are outdoors or in, and this one fits the bill.
White Resin Deer Antlers - GBP 124
Adding antlers to a room always adds a bit of charm in a rustic sort of way. I love the idea of using them as a towel hook for your beach towels or even in the bathroom.
In the Madness... Poster by Fifiduvie - $25
This has been on my wish list for sometime. I love the simplicity of this print and even more I love the words. Although summer is supposed to be relaxing it can be a little crazy with all the kids home from school. This print would be the perfect little something for an outdoor porch or a good reminder hung anywhere in your home.
Le Versha Chair, Orange - $248
These colorful wrought iron chairs just say "garden party." I think they would also look just right around a old wood table in a breakfast nook.
16 Inch Bukedo & Raffia Bowl - $44.50
I'm kind of in love with African baskets at the moment — all sizes and all kinds. I especially like these that are handmade in Uganda. There are so many patterns and colors to choose from. They would be perfect on an outdoor table or a collection of them hung on the wall indoors, to add warmth and interest to a room. And all the while, supporting fair trade.
Splash Collection Mimosa Ceramic Rectangular Table Lamp - $209.91
Yellow is a happy color. I always love to add a bit of yellow; it's modern and it just brightens things up. I love the shape of these lamps and I love bringing unexpected things like lamps for interest outside on the patio. Bring these indoors and your bringing in some sunshine.
GRÖNSKA Cushion - $9.99
These would be just perfect for extra outdoor seating. I'd also bring them inside and they would add whimsy and function to a playroom or child's room.
Woven West African Hamper - $198
I can't get enough of these African baskets. I love this large version. It's great as a hamper but also pretty perfect to store toys and this and that (indoors or out).
Turkish Bath Towel in Peshmetal Pink - $22
These have to be the prettiest beach towels I've ever seen, and I hear they are beyond delightful to the touch. You could use these to make your lounge chair a little lovelier and then use them in the bathroom for the cooler months. A pop of pink always adds the right amount of cheer.
Rajputana Outdoor Rug - $29.99
This outdoor rug is so pretty that I'd love to have it indoors. I think using a rug outside always make your space feel more inviting and cozy.
Stout Spigot Cruet - $298
Iced tea is a summertime favorite and I just can't get enough of it. This beautiful hand crafted drink dispenser would not only be functional but gorgeous to display for summer gatherings, or just to make your kitchen a little prettier.
Relax Pillow in Apple Green by HoneyPieDesign - $38
I love a little something that says a little something. A message, a reminder, a word that sends out a good vibe. And what could be better than to relax? I think it's the perfect little pick me up for your outdoor furniture or an indoor room that needs a little pop of pep.
Praia Piquinia 28/08/10 12h20 Print by Christian Chaize - $50
I think this print is gorgeous (it's been on my wish list for some time). To me, it exemplifies a slower pace and a sunny happy day. I'd love to have that vibe flowing through my house. It brings the sun inside on a rainy summer day or some much need warmth on a cold winter's day.
School House Plank Dining Table - $1,995
I love the earthly feel of this table. It brings the outdoors in, or use it outside in the garden for a summer party.
Whale Pitcher - $95
Whether eating inside or out, adding a bit of playfulness to your table screams summer. I love this whale of a pitcher. It's pretty, sleek and fun all in one and is sure to spark some great conversation!
Seagull Print Picnic Blanket - GBP 40
Have you ever seen such a fun and stylish picnic blanket? The seagulls will no doubt make you want to take a day trip to the sea but I think they would be just as happy in your very own backyard. I love having a family picnic at home. Also, kids love having an indoor picnic in the wintertime. How perfect would this be?