Live beautifully with Vanessa Deleon Glamilistic “Summer Outdoor Designs.” Making outdoor design look like your ideal space begins with the right combination of material, form, and function.
I simply adore outdoor wicker patio daybeds for a mod approach to comfort! If you’re tired of the old white plastic chairs and tables from grandma’s backyard and the sun umbrella unsteadily tilted in the insert of the picnic table, which during high-winds would catapult like a rocket in mid-air taking a dive into the neighbors pool, you can bet this was the outdoor furniture of the past.
Here are some of my suggestions for you to create your outdoor staycation! If you need my assistance just reach out to me.
In an ERA of Modernism Ernst Hemingway, and old Cuban rattan or Rotan material primary used in wicker furniture was also furniture of the past. Still, there is no need to get rid of the classic outdoor originals if you’re lucky enough to find old wicker made of Oriental Seagrass or Bamboo.
Old pieces can make an eclectic statement in any outdoor scheme or setting. The colors of these old pieces are lighter, but can be mixed in with a stunning contemporary design making a bold connection of the past meets the future in outdoor furniture. Many of the Rattan looking furniture today are weather-repellant polyethylene strands that are hand–woven over a premium quality aluminum or steel frames. They are highly resistant to fading, cracking, and mildew, holding up to the unexpected elements.
There are appliances that you can incorporate into the outdoor design, such as kitchen appliances; fantastic grills, refrigerators, and outdoor sinks to wine and beer dispensers. We have come a long way in outdoor design and technology. Within the last forty years, improvements have been made incorporating proper wirings, such as GFCI, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter installed for safety purposes, especially when using electrical components outdoors.
Also, I suggest that for ultimate comfort add an Adult swing for rest and relaxation to meditate and sit in your backyard creating an inviting stay-cation.
Do’s and Don’ts: Don’t accessorize with non-outdoor items, unlike my grandmother, make sure that furniture and umbrellas are safe and secured in any weather. Do your homework on outdoor furniture there are tons of options. Remember not to be afraid to mix some old with new, use fabrics and umbrellas with colors that pop to make the synergies flow from the inside to the outside of the home.
Fabrics: Don’t be afraid to use different types of fabric’s outdoors; a good interior designer will be able to find the perfect fabric to decorate the pergola or chairs
Sunny areas- consider the umbrella:Use stand-alone umbrellas made of superb acrylic, A-grade teak or aluminum ribs and hub on a stainless steel pole are elegant and complements any setting with an integrated winding system. Available in an array of colors, add a red top for a punch to the backyard.
Add some outdoor carpets: Pick from a selection of colors and textures available in outdoor carpeting, for any outdoor room. Also, you can DIY if you like to install a full area.
Revamp Your Picnic Table:
DIY by revamping the old picnic table, using a fun pop of color you can make any picnic table look new again. Just choose from a wide variety of options in the Sherwin-Williams palette.
Here are my HGTV do-it-yourself items you need to repurpose. Go shopping now and get the items you need to recreate and elevate your home spaces!
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