Natalie Carpenter of Lekker Home

Natalie Carpenter of Lekker Home

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Janel Laban
Jul 27, 2010

Natalie, proprietor of Lekker Home, shared her summer style with us:

Sun or Shade?: A little bit of both! Vitamin D is good for you, and no one ever looked worse with a little sun kissed color.

The Color of Summer 2010: Bright green. Like a big grassy lawn, blooming trees and limes.

All Time Favorite Vacation:

Being a Dutchie, I go back to my roots. The Seaside north of Amsterdam is a huge favorite this time of year. For vacation in general, i have no favorite. I love to travel and explore new destinations.

Most Refreshing Summer Drink:

Can it be more than one? Rose makes me happy (see picture). The drier the better. For a non-alcoholic choice, sun tea with lots of ice, fresh mint and citrus.

Rosé Wines: Versatility and Affordability in a Glass on The Kitchn

Planted In The Garden This Year:

We're moving so no major plantings this year :( Next year it's back to herbs, hot peppers (home made sambal!), and tomato plants.

Essential Summer Song for Party Playlist:

My sister-in-law got me hooked on Ale Ale Alejandro, it cracks me up. Also enjoy old time Bob Marley, 70's disco and Tight Rope by Janelle. We're playing it in the store at the moment, makes you want to move!

Tightrope MP3

Best Book in Beachbag:

I am taking a break, just got done reading the Millenium series (Girl with the dragon tattoo etc).
Is it bad to say i enjoy a trashy magazine on the beach??

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Thanks, Natalie!

To celebrate the start of Summer, Apartment Therapy has asked some of the most stylish people we know to answer a few survey questions on how they enjoy the season.
More to come throughout June, July and August!
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