“Surely you’re planning to spend more time outdoors now that summer is here. Backyard dinners, stargazing, late night chats with friends, wine, and watching the little ones around the yard. It all sounds so close to perfect, but as a design enthusiast, you know that no backyard set-up is complete without magnificent furnishings, a rich aesthetic and fabrics—fabrics that hold up from summer’s beginning to end. Well, here you go, fabrics that are cooler than the California coast.” Candace Abbott
Transform your tiny porch to a posh outdoor lounge space with built in seating marked by pretty coral cushions. And to really bring out that rich summer hue, offset it with navy walls, checkered flooring, gold lanterns, and accents all around. Create a small space that’s just grand.
One of the best things about summer is stripes. Somehow when navy cushions combine with striped pillows in an outdoor dining space, magic happens. Natural wooden tables and chairs help this too.
Don’t limit the luxe when selecting outdoor fabrics. Feel free to pick from the unexpected, like a massive cowhide rug to pull together an outdoor dining space. Add touches of glamour with chandeliers and even sheepskin chair covers. Welcome to summer on sophisticated island.
You can’t holiday everyday, but your outdoor space can make you feel like you do. Go pink in a major way and create a Moroccan-inspired retreat with luscious pink ombre curtains to shield the sun (and add drama) plus pale pink seat cushions with hot pink piping. And for the finale? Pull it all together with patterned pink pillows and natural elements. Just like that, you’re checked out.
Thomas Paul outdoor fabrics? Yes. Mix and match the fresh, fun fabrics and transform your outdoor living space into a eclectic wonderspace. Allow a bold safari animal wall fabric to make nice with cheerful outdoor drapes that are covered in pretty poppies, while the summer sun washes over more quiet chair fabrics that feature coral colored botanicals. You’ll want to spend your days and nights here telling stories, making memories, and creating colorful summer fun.
You keep hearing about the boho trend. Well, it’s ready to make its way to your outdoor living space. Use light, flowy fabrics overhead to make beauty of the space. And be sure to keep a modern touch here and there, like a bold black brick and concrete accent wall. As for setting, keep this light too by going for soft-to-the-touch, earthy, ethnic prints. To keep with the already bold movement that’s happening, toss in a burst of bright with a pink floral area rug. Love, life, and boho vibes all summer long.
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