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This Sunny California Home Got a Whole New Summer Vibe with Just a Few Tweaks

published Aug 15, 2023
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Credit: Stacy Keck

Sometimes your space doesn’t need a stuff refresh as much as it needs a mood refresh. Sure, you might want to add a new element or two, but the goal is more about cultivating a new vibe than creating a new visual effect.

This feeling often hits in the summertime, with its effervescent energy that has us wanting to do all the things. For Emily Paloma Sanchez, that means more get-togethers with friends in her chic SoCal home. She wanted to give her living room a sunnier vibe that matched the season, so that guests felt comfy, convivial, and at ease.

Emily also wanted just the right seasonal scent for her room’s new mood. The spaces we feel the most energized in tend to have a magical combo of elements working together — shapes, colors, textures, and scents — to create a cohesive feel. The innovative technology of Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil MaxControl lets you move between five adjustable settings for consistent and customizable fragrance.

Credit: Stacy Keck

To set her space up with big entertaining energy, Emily started with a really simple switch: a new area rug. Rugs are one of the most impactful single elements you can change up in a room. Emily went for a low-pile neutral rug with a subtle pattern to add warmth while staying on the lighter side. Nothing too heavy for summer!

Emily’s entertaining vibe is all about gathering friends for good snacks, drinks, and convo — so making that easier is a must. Adding an extra (and extra comfy) chair ensures there’s room for everyone. This one has a slim, fluid shape that suits Emily’s laidback style without taking up too much space.

Credit: Stacy Keck

One of Emily’s hosting tenets is that everyone should have a handy surface to set their drink or plate down on. A tall skinny side table is just the right size. This one fits right into Emily’s aesthetic, with clean lines and a warm gold finish.

To finish putting her home in the summertime entertaining mood, Emily turned up her Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil MaxControl in Hawaiian Breeze. The notes of ripe pineapple, peach nectar, and hibiscus create a sunny scent that makes the whole room feel lively. And with MaxControl, Emily can dial in the exact amount of aroma she wants, so the mood is always breezy. MaxControl is 33 percent more adjustable than other Glade fragrance warmers, for a customizable scent experience as strong or subtle as you’d like.

Credit: Stacy Keck

“I love to start it up at a higher setting in the morning or when preparing for guests to arrive,” Emily says. “And then when they’re here, I like to turn it down so that the scent can seem more effortless, like my home always smells this good.”