With Spring Break almost over, it’s time to think about getting our outdoor space ready for summer!  Although I love hanging out in the sun (sunblock is always a must), it is important to have a shady area for family and friends.  This colorful Horchow Umbrella, will make staying cool, totally chic.  In the shade or sun, when I am having a summer lunch with a friend, sitting at our big table can feel, well a little big.  This year I am getting the Oxford Garden Bistro Set.  It’s cool gray color and clean lines create an intimate space for 2. Plus it is fun to add pops of color to this sweet set. I am going to use the Overstock Pillow Set, with all the shades of the sky and ocean.  One of my clients wanted an indoor look for their outdoor space.  The Selamat Designs Chair does just that. The aluminum frame and Sunbrella Fabric can hold up to the elements, while creating a colorful and sophisticated look.  Another elegant look for a garden is a teak bench, the curvy lines of the Safavieh Bench, make it a show stopper! I have a similar bench in my front garden.  When moms stop by to pick up their kids from play dates, we always seem to end up chatting on this bench.

Want some art for your outdoor space but have no wall space?  How about a sculpture that doubles as a side table!?!  The Frank Gehry Left Twist Cube (2004) does just that. It comes in a variety of colors, it’s shape and color can really make your outdoor living area make a statement!  I also love the fact that it comes with such a reasonable price tag!!  Another fab item with a great price point is the Dot & Bo Adrianne Chair and Ottoman, plus it comes in this awesome blue, and everyone knows I love blue.

There is nothing more luxurious than drinking an ice cold summer lemonade in a Hanging Wicker Chair.  Especially when you can find a shady tree to put it under.  Finally, when you need extra seating, nothing creates a roomy space more than poufs.  I am smitten with the Outdoor Square Pouf in tangerine.  You can use this inside too, don’t tell anyone!  When my kids want to play video games, we put them in the playroom, now they want them to stay there, time to buy some more!

Whatever space you are shopping for, make sure to only buy things you love!  Trust me they will all work together.  Outdoor rooms are a great place to experiment with new looks or pieces that you love!   Always feel free to contact me for help, 858.386.9060 or lynn@modernintagemix.  We are here to help and have affordable design fees for everyone to make their dream rooms a reality!

Making your dream rooms come true! – Lynn