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Olioboard Inspiration – Melding Outdoor Inspiration with Interiors

Entry #2751, August 16, 2013

Today we continue Stagetecture’s feature ‘Olioboard Inspiration‘. Last week you enjoyed – ‘Celebrating Summer Late Summer Recap‘ from several of past Olioboard Fan Room members and this week we enjoy bring the outdoors into your home by Lisa Ketz who is a member of the Facebook Olioboard Fan Room. I asked her to give you ideas to meld the outdoor furniture and bring them inside for a rustic yet comfortable feel to your interiors!

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Olioboard Inspiration #28

‘Melding Outdoor Inspiration with Interiors ’ –  Lisa Ketz

Bringing the outdoors in doesn’t just mean displaying plants indoors. You can furnish an entire room using furniture and décor originally designed for use outside. If outdoor furniture can withstand everything Mother Nature dishes out, it can certainly withstand the abuse of kids and pets. An added benefit is the great deals that can be had this time of year as stores mark down their outdoor inventory for summer clearance.

Get the look for your home

I was asked to design a room and show you just how it is done. Here I have used an all-weather wicker set to furnish a living space. The bright colorful fabrics will not fade in the sun and are easily cleaned when spills happen. The all-weather area rugs are both stylish and easy to maintain as well.

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Outdoor elements to bring warmth into your home

The use of outdoor pendant lights brings in some warm, rustic appeal. An old ladder has been repurposed as a plant stand. Ceramic garden stools are great for extra seating or they can be used as convenient side tables as I’ve done here.

Metal or wrought iron finishes, a long time staple of the patio, can make for stylish indoor dining surfaces as well. Plastic serving trays and picnic ware can transition indoors to add a fun pop of color to any occasion. Cement urns and wooden birdhouses make great décor items indoors or out. Here I have used cement urns as the bases for my table lamps.

You need only think outside the box to create a space uniquely your own.

I am mom to one grown son and grandma to a beautiful 4 year old little girl. I live in Binghamton, New York with my boyfriend of 12 years. I started my own Home Staging business called Added Charm Home Staging several years ago. I also hold down a full time job in the finance industry. When I am not working I am on Olioboard. It is a great creative outlet.

I love to design and shop and Olioboard allows me to enjoy my passions in its virtual environment. I also enjoy sharing design inspiration with other like-minded individuals through the Olioboard Fan Room on Facebook. If you want to learn more about me, check out my blog at or my website . You can also follow me on Facebook. To view my design boards on Olioboard search for them under Addedcharm.


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