A Roofing Enigma

Written by Bob W / Four Seasons Roofing and Siding

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Call us for an estimate and we will be happy to explain.

Bob Wewer is a 25 year veteran of the Roofing Profession.

Come with me to the Casbah!

Written by Debbie Rodgers

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•You can improvise a table from a hollow core or solid core door set on cement blocks or stacks of bricks. Cover it with layers of rich cloths in your chosen colors. You’ll find this table sits low torepparttar ground and you’ll be able to eat inrepparttar 100161 traditional Moroccan way: sitting on pillows and rugs. Coverrepparttar 100162 cushions with co-ordinating or contrasting fabrics in rich finishes. Use azure, persimmon and lots and lots of gold fabric.

•Tiles are an absolute must in Moroccan style. If you cannot incorporate them inrepparttar 100163 floor of your space, by painting a tiled pattern on a wooden deck, laying tiles on a patio, or edging your pool-side cabana, be sure to pick them up in a tabletop, a plant pot, a wall-hanging or a large tray. Mix bright turquoise or azure blue and goldy-orange tile pieces in intricate patterns to capturerepparttar 100164 Moorish look.

•Moroccan-style lanterns usually have some sort of filigree work, whether wicker, metal or some other material. They are often pointed at both ends, necessitating hanging. Most often, they will enclose a flame, either of candles or small oil torches. You can also use white or ivory pillar candles instead of, or in addition to, hanging lanterns.

•Use accent pieces of dark wood or brass. Pile a brass tray high with exotic fruit such as persimmons, tangerines and glossy pomegranates.

•For greenery, use succulents such as banana trees and mother-in-law’s tongue, and tropicals like palms and ficus. You can also add more color to your space with lush pots of bright geraniums.

Userepparttar 100165 rich color and sensual textures of Morocco in your outdoor space and this summer you’ll be escaping torepparttar 100166 casbah!

Debbie Rodgers owns and operates Paradise Porch, and is dedicated to helping people create outdoor living spaces that nurture and enrich them. Visit her on the web at www.paradiseporch.com and get a free report on “Eight easy ways to create privacy in your outdoor space”. Mail to debbie@paradiseporch.com

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