Some tips for your holiday party
Yes to outdoor furniture ~Memorial Day is coming. Add comfortable, colorful outdoor furniture for a successful party. To make outdoor entertaining more comfortable and relaxing many of us will shop for new furniture. The upcoming warmer weather is forecast. This is prime shopping season for outdoor furnishings for your patio and deck.
Many of us consider Memorial Day the unofficial start to the summer season. So we celebrate the holiday at home with an outdoor barbecue or picnic gathered together with our family and friends. An added bonus is that day off from work.
Furnishings for outdoor living have taken a vibrant, colorful turn this year. Homeowners weary of winter are ready to celebrate spring by sprucing up the porch or patio. “Porches, patios, decks and balconies are among the most cherished spaces of American homes, and we want to spend as much time enjoying them as possible,” says Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA (American Home Furnishing Alliance) vice president. “Many of us have so little time off that our backyards and balconies have become our primary refuge for relaxation.”
Are you ready to punch up the color in your outdoor spaces this season? Pillows and cushions are vibrant additions as you can see in this roof deck project I designed for my Seattle clients.
Find products awash in vibrant hues and patterns. Pillows sport cable-knits, rope and fisherman’s knot embellishments. Select from fabrics and pillow forms to design your own comfort and design.
For myself, stripes are a favorite for outdoor furniture. And stripes from Perennials is my go-to resource.
Accessories for your patio and deck add comfort for you and your guests. Nothing better than a small table from Gloster to make your space useful for food and beverages. Plus this is a great shape.
My recent posts are about ‘performance fabrics’ and how they allow us to blur our indoor and outdoor lifestyles. The advances in textiles allow designers and clients greater flexibility in creating a personalized outdoor experience. Today’s outdoor seating combined with performance textiles are just right for lounging and lingering in the open air.
Happy Memorial Day to you and yours from Seattle.