6 Ways to Have Fun in Des Moines this Summer

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There is no shortage of fun things to do in Des Moines this summer. Say goodbye to boredom and make the most of what Central Iowa has to offer with these Des Moines events!

Summer Color Scheme Ideas From Around Des Moines

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Whether you’re painting your walls or updating your home décor, picking a color scheme is the place to start. It’s also a great way to avoid clashing colors in any room.

Right now, summer’s vibrant hues are in season, and we’re finding color inspiration all over our locale. Below, you’ll find color combinations based on a few of our favorite Des Moines sights. Give your home some pick-me-up with these fun palettes!

Looking for more color ideas? Explore our 2016 Pantone color series and check back soon to find home décor ideas from Pantone’s fall color palette.

2016 Des Moines Art Festival Inspiration

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Are you ready for art inspiration overload? One of our favorite artsy things to do in Des Moines returns this weekend. The 2016 Des Moines Art Festival is happening in Western Gateway Park from June 24 – 26. To celebrate, we gathered inspiration from five featured artists and created stylish rooms that reflect each artist’s unique style, from woodwork to wall art.

Scroll down to see all of our art-inspired room décor ideas. For room inspiration by color, check out our Pantone Color series!

Home Décor Trend: Interstellar Inspiration

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The weather is improving, days are getting longer and those bugs with the flashing bums are returning—we’re not taking a side on the firefly, lightning bug debate. This all means one thing: summer is coming!

With the return of warm weather come plenty of things to do in Des Moines. We’re barely able to contain our excitement for grill outs and summer festivals. And, we have an otherworldly item to add to your 2016 Des Moines bucket list…

Presidential Style Inspired by The Iowa Caucuses

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The Iowa Caucus is the first major electoral event of the nominating process for presidential candidates. They begin to determine who has a real shot at a nomination and who, well…doesn’t. Presidential candidates converge on our beloved state, touring all the counties, holding town hall meetings in local restaurants, visiting state landmarks and colleges. Accompanying them (especially closer to caucus time) are celebrities, musicians, network anchors and the press.

This year, the attention has been doubled, as both the Democratic and Republican Party caucuses will be held on February 1.

In the spirit of the impending Iowa Caucuses, we’ve put together some essential (bipartisan) office furniture and more that will make even the most modest spaces feel positively presidential.