Bringing the Indoors Out Take Two!

Branching off of the post that I had done last week I wanted to bring in some inspirational images that could get you started on ways in which you can lay out, select fabrics and accessorize your own outdoor spaces! This outdoor living area is just so eclectic, colorful and quaint! The arrangement and colors are perfect for a small gathering on a summer day. All of the vignettes have been...
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BRINGING THE INDOORS OUT

As an Interior designer I often find that people tend to focus on bringing the outdoors in, so I have decided to introduce the idea of bringing the indoors out! Often times we are unaware of the ways in which we can approach outdoor spaces, people limit themselves to creating inviting and welcoming environments especially during these summer months where entertaining outdoors is crucial! I would...
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Nine Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics to Fit Into Spring Interior Design Plans

Spring is in the air, and daffodils are already showing off their happy faces. You know what that means, it is time to revamp the patio furniture. These fabrics and trims are lovely examples of great design for indoor/outdoor textiles. These are durable, long lasting fabrics that would also work well in high traffic areas, like the family room, or kitchen. Here are nine indoor/outdoor fabrics to...
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How a Loggia Lets the Summer Last a Little Longer

Loggia’s originated in Italian architecture. Here is a picture in the classic sense. Loggias are a roofed open gallery overlooking a courtyard. What makes a loggia such a smart idea is they bring the outside into the inside of the home.  In the fall when the days are still warm, they let the summer last a little longer. These fabulous pieces reflect the many different design styles for a...
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Is the outside of your home for sitting or living?

This is not a trick question.  Have you noticed more people seem to be making the outside of their home look like the inside?  Whereas a patio has traditionally been a place to find wooden or fabric chairs and a picnic table for sitting; now, it’s a place to create a full, comfortable and organic place to live. Is this a trend? I don’t know but I can tell you if you put patio...
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