“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
Sometimes the best spot for your outdoor retreat is a sun-splashed area. If you’ll be enjoying your retreat during the day, even if it’s only on weekends, it’s worth investing in some kind of shade. A simple patio umbrella can cast enough shade for a table and chairs, or consider adding an awning to your home to shade a greater area. Other options for creating a cooling pool of shade include a permanent structure, like a pergola (add vines for color) or gazebo. For a portable shade option, check out pop-up canopy designs. You can also use a temporary canopy to help you determine where you might want to add a more permanent structure in future.
Painting out the wood in Cameron and Krystal's bedroom as well as removing the dark wood furniture creates an open and peaceful retreat. The new light furniture pieces brighten the space and additional storage reduces the chaos, as seen on Buying and Selling.
With such a versatile outdoor spaces comes the need for versatile furniture selections. Thus, the designers chose a reclaimed wood sideboard that can easily become a food serving station or double as storage for the kids' arts-and-crafts supplies.