Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Chic Twist on Outdoor Living

With summer in full swing, I love spending time on my porch. It's the perfect place to extend your living space and appreciate the beauty of nature. For those of you who like casual entertaining as much as I do, here are a few ideas for creating a festive space that are sure to get your guests in the right mood. 

EKB's porch featuring Chella and Trina Turk fabrics

Trina Turk's colorful outdoor fabrics are sensational! 

Trina Turk Fabrics
Two of my favorites ...

Trina Turk Pisces Print in Pool

Trina Turk Bamboo Forest Print in Parrot

Laura Kirar's new outdoor furniture collection is a chic twist on white wicker. 

Woven Seating by Laura Kirar for Barlow Tyrie

Dining alfresco is what summer is all about.
Architect: John Barrett/Interior Designer: Salome Gunter/Elle Decor

Stone tables with rattan benches are a stylish alternative to traditional outdoor seating.

Designer: Eileen Kathryn Boyd/Hampton Designer Showhouse

Lighting is so important in creating the right atmosphere and everything looks wonderful in candlelight. These lanterns by Arteriors not only have a gorgeous finish, but they have great scale and presence.

Arteriors Home Albany Metal/Glass Lantern 

Arteriors Home Hampton Metal/Glass Lanterns

A fresh interpretation of the classic blue and white color scheme. 

Designer: Eileen Kathryn Boyd

It's hip to be square ... love this crisp blue and white market umbrella.

Limoge Ikat Rectangular Umbrella

1 comment:

Karena said...

What fun fresh crisp outdoor entertaining looks! The fabrics are perfection!

Art by Karena