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Entries in Fabric (9)


Design 101 - The Cape Cod Stripe

Architectural Digest

From bold solid uniform size two color stripes to muted multi-color and multi-size stripe fabric, Cape Cod outdoor spaces always have a stripe included in the design.  Sunbrella outdoor fabric has an impressive selection of striped outdoor fabrics.

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Dream - Outdoor Spaces for Daydreaming, 1

Desire to Inspire Luxury Outdoor Spaces at Home Infatuation BlogDesire to Inspire Blog

We are taking a break from blogging in earnest this August as we gear up for our September buying season.  August seems the perfect month for nothing but daydreaming so I'll be posting a dreamy inspiration instead of a full-length post to keep your imagination fueled.  We'll pick back up in September with a recap of last years trends and trends from this year's Casual Living show and sneak peaks of what you can expect from in 2012.

This week - great outdoor spaces for daydreaming.


Design 101 - Adding Color and Pattern To Your Porch

Brian Andriola

Color and pattern set the stage for an inviting porch yet many people are unsure about how to select a pattern and are even more perplexed about how to mix several patterns within a space.  It may seem difficult but if you follow these tips it will be as easy as ONE - TWO -THREE. Kate Smith Orange Outdoor Color Palette at Home Infatuation BlogOrange

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Get The Look - Sectional Seating

Art Luna Garden Outdoor Sectional Sofa at Home Infatuation BlogPhoto Inspiration Art Luna Garden

We are not totally sure if the velvet couch featured in this Art Luna Garden is in fact designed for outdoor use.  We loved the retro and other-worldly feel of this outdoor space nestled amongst the Southern California ferns so much we went shopping for outdoor safe furnishings to Get The Look.

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Discover - Reupholstering Outdoor Cushions

We have looked long and hard to find a company that could remove all of the uncertainty and frustration of complicated measuring and cost calculation associated with reupholstering outdoor furniture cushions. We wanted to completely remove the anxiety and allow our customers to think only about how beautiful their freshly upholstered furniture would be. And we think we have.

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Get The Look - Outdoor Fabric

Photo Inspiration Trina Turk Residential 2010

When it comes to fabrics for furnishings and throw pillows retailers are likely to offer up a selection of popular neutrals for quick ordering.  This shouldn't stop you from dreaming in pattern and color however.  In many cases what is available to the consumer is a fabric line for an entire season. You should never be afraid to ask if you can order cushions or pillows in adventurous shades and patterns of your choice.  In this case we took the bold color and pattern choices of Trina Turk and shopped Sunbrella and Outdura's fabric line for this season to see how close we could come to getting this look.

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Design 101 - The Evolution of Outdoor Fabrics

It was not too may years ago that fabrics used for outdoor furniture, pillows and accessories were disappointing.  A lack of variety in colors and patterns and poor sun and weather exposure performance left homeowners with few choices for decorating their outdoor spaces and the prospect of poor performance.  The explosion in popularity of outdoor living spaces that mirror a homeowner’s interior design prompted textile manufacturers to greatly increase the selection and quality of outdoor fabrics on the market.

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Designer Profile - Joe Ruggiero Talks Outdoor Design Trends

Woodard Harwick Outdoor Dining Set by Joe Ruggiero at Home Infatuation BlogWoodard Harwick Outdoor Dining Set by Joe Ruggiero

We recently sat down with outdoor furniture and fabric design guru Joe Ruggiero to discuss his outlook on outdoor design.  One of his key themes is that the outdoor space is getting more sophisticated, with luxurious looks and unlimited opportunities for homeowners who seek creativity, fashion and quality.

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Exceptional Spaces - Fabulous Outdoor Fabric

In the last few years the diversity in the color palette and pattern choices of outdoor fabrics has grown tremendously. This week we are exploring what’s new and different and some of the influential designers in the world of outdoor fabric. 

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