10 easy ways To update Your outdoor space In A weekend
Gardens, balconies, decks… whatever your outdoor space, you want to make the most of it during the summer. here are some quick ideas to amp up outdoor rooms’ natural allure and make them feel even fresher — without stealing too much time away from your well earned R&R.
Instant drama is as close as a billowing breeze: drapes affixed to hard structures like pergolas, tents or even porches define outdoor rooms. try white fabric shower curtains that can withstand rain, or inexpensive ready-made versions in gauzy cotton that will dry off quickly.
Photographer: Monic Richard
Source: house & home June 2014 issue
Designer: Anne Cote
Canvas is crisp, but a tropical tiki umbrella adds an instant beach resort vibe. prices range from $20 up — these examples were found at a drugstore!
Photographer: Angus Fergusson
Source: house & home July 2012 issue
Designer: Karyn Gordon and Brent Penner
Nothing says “relax” like the gentle sway of a hammock on a summer day. go for an earthy neutral, like this one at stylist April Tidey’s beachfront cabin, or choose a colorful striped pattern to give an outdoor space a global, boho vibe.
Photographer: Heather Ross
Source: house & home may 2009 issue
Replace a mishmash of planters with a uniform style in a variety of sizes to make a small condo balcony seem more cohesive. another trick for making an outdoor space look orderly and serene is the use of symmetry. H&H’s Joel Bray bought two cedars to frame the urn and give this space a polished, landscaped look.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: house & home July 2014 issue
Designer: Joel Bray
Fire features have been enjoying an explosion (no pun intended) and there is a huge array available in a range of price points. They add an instant gathering point when entertaining, and make city s’mores a weeknight perk. A mod fireplace in Sarah and Murray Bancroft’s palm Springs backyard is a design statement, even when the fire is out.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source: house & home August 2014 issue
There’s no easier (or economical) way to bring new life to outdoor seating than pulling together a new palette. update older pieces with pillows in on-trend hues like citrus brights and swimming pool blues.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald
Source: house & home September 2015 issue
Designer: Joel Loblaw Inc.
Hardy, fade-proof and water-resistant indoor objects (such as ceramic drum stools) can have a second life outside. designer Mazen El-Abdallah stacks his Toronto deck with a favorite mosaic coffee table and the hyacinth shower stool (seen at left near the table), which are pulled inside in the fall.
Photographer: Donna Griffith
Source: house & home August 2016 issue
Designer: Mazen El-Abdallah
Conjure the exclusive vibe of a boutique hotel pool with expansive lounge seating that commands some respect. This cushioned, shaded chaise has A-list cred, with enough room for two.
Photographer: Brenda Lui
Source: house & home July 2008 issue
Designer: earth Inc. designed Landscapes
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អ្នកថតរូប: Janis Nicolay
ប្រភព: ផ្ទះនិងផ្ទះនៅខែមេសាឆ្នាំ 2010 ចេញ
អ្នកថតរូប: Angus Fergusson
ប្រភព: ផ្ទះនិងផ្ទះនៅដើមខែសីហាឆ្នាំ 2012 ចេញបញ្ហាចេញ
អ្នករចនា: Terry Ryan