March 15 • 2018

Bring Your Indoors Outside This Spring
Looking to spruce up your outdoor living space this spring?

Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ

With Memorial Day less than 100 days away, now is the time to start making a checklist of everything you want to have in place -- maybe new seating or some fun new fabric to reupholster pieces you already own -- so you’re ready to kick up your feet and enjoy the great outdoors all summer long.

 

 

Homeowners have expanded what outdoor living looks like to include rooms traditionally surrounded by four walls, like kitchens and living rooms, where they can gather during warmer months.

 

 

We’ve put together a list of ideas to help update your outdoor areas, including some of the latest design trends for bringing the indoors outside.

 

Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ

Say Good-Bye to Boring Outdoor Fabrics

Classic Living, Rumson, NJ photo

 

In fact, many designers are choosing the livability and cleanability of performance fabrics to use everywhere inside the house -- from living room sofas to headboards.

 

Say Hello to Comfy Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Living Room

“Outdoor living now means a lot more than a few lounge chairs scattered on a brick patio or some rocking chairs lined up across your front porch,” says Gowen.

 

Advances in furniture and fabric technology make it possible to bring living room-worthy pieces outside, like the Summer Classics Helena Collection that combines Sunbrella outdoor fabrics and deep seated design for a cozy spot for reading or entertaining.

Rethink Your Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Living Room Lighting

Open air rooms lend themselves to using lighting and ceiling fan fixtures traditionally found inside the home.

 

Kameon, the LA-based landscape designer, employed giant orbs to light her client’s outdoor living space that quite literally spills outside from within. The fixtures seem to hover moon-like over the hills of Los Angeles when viewed from inside.

Outdoor Living Room Lighting

Make Flooring Barefoot-Friendly

Outdoor Living Room Fireplace

We love how this client played off the more traditional teak of their decking with the whimsical patio that paired step stones with grass, creating nice texture and giving it an English garden vibe.

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Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Classic Living, Rumson, NJ photo
Outdoor Living Room
Outdoor Living Room Lighting
Outdoor Living Room Fireplace
Summer Residence Spring Lake, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Outdoor Oasis on the Shrewsbury River, Little Silver, NJ
Classic Living, Rumson, NJ photo
Outdoor Living Room
Outdoor Living Room Lighting
Outdoor Living Room Fireplace
Summer Residence Spring Lake, NJ