We all know ceramic garden stools have been the rage in recent years, and definitely with good cause. They fit indoors and out, and stand up to major wear and tear. Now here's something just a little different: 1950's set of four Italian terra cotta pumpkin stools. Aren't they lovely for the right patio? Perfectly sized for seating or add a round glass top for a smart little end table.
Posts Tagged ‘outdoor decorating’
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The outdoor spaces at both Kips Bay Decorator Show House and the Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House were surprisingly fun despite the non-stop rain last week. At Kips Bay, the courtyard yoga area from Greener by Design was a restful retreat.
The vertical walls of lettuce are delightful and delicious!
This driftwood sculpture is eye-catching.
The terrace areas at the Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House were packed with designs for the outdoor modernist. The space divider is dramatic and definitely discourages pigeons from landing on it! Design by Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey.
There was a lot of buzz about the teak wing chair from Restoration Hardware. Classic style, modern interpretation.
Pops of bright color help to offset a gloomy day:
I think one measure of the success of an outdoor living space is how well it works in all kinds of weather. There spaces definitely delivered high style and visual interest under cloudy skies. I imagine they shine even brighter in the sun!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Schumacher has teamed up again with Trina Turk for a collection of indoor/outdoor Sunbrella® fabrics in a range of vivid colors. Funky retro patterns are a hallmark of Turk's style — and these would surely spice up your outdoor patio!
A selection in the cerise/violet/sunset colorway:
A total of 75 fabrics comprise the two Turk outdoor collections. Take a look — they are a great antidote to the winter blues!