Saturday, March 1, 2014

Daydream believers ...

I have figured out how to fully enjoy outdoor lounging. Take a simple daybed, add some pizzazz with color, and most importantly hang some mosquito netting!

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Decorator, tastemaker, shopkeeper and blogger Francine Gardner placed two wrought iron daybeds on her Connecticut home's terrace and dressed them in monotone flax weaves (above).  

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But, the addition of vintage fabrics collected on her global treks and much needed mosquito netting gave her daybeds personality and the power to entice visitors to a mid-day snooze.

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HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder captured the allure of Francine Gardner's porch daybeds in a short video segment. Click here to watch the inspiration found in her simple, yet dynamic aesthetic.

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I'm sold on the mosquito netting and have decided to create a lounge spot on the porch of my studio. I'm thinking of repurposing a baby crib or locating an old iron frame to create the daybed.

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Who can resist? I'm a daydream believer!

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