A welcoming outdoor room features natural wood and comfortable seating. Custom draperies made from Sunbrella fabric help keep the elements out while also softening the space. Ipe decking creates a warm backdrop to the beautiful outdoor furnishings.
This breakfast room is cozy and fresh thanks to vibrant bistro style chairs, built-in seating, and a modern table. An eclectic mix of patterned blue and white pillows add some coziness and charm to the built-in banquette, upholstered in durable navy Sunbrella fabric for easy clean-up.
A long rustic table is surrounded by comfortable armchairs and cheetah-print dining chairs. To make the breakfast area more family friendly, Sunbrella fabric is used since it's durable and easy to clean. The open floor plan kitchen features bright white cabinets, gray tile backsplash and upholstered barstools perfect for casual dining.
This pergola offers a feeling of enclosure and a little dose of shade to this stunning outdoor living room. Garden designer Lisa Bartlett recommends using Sunbrella fabrics that really stand up to the elements for all outdoor upholstery and choosing outdoor furniture that doesn't look like outdoor furniture like this contemporary sectional.
The entryway of a Tudor-style home features ferns, vines and a floral wreath. Antique wicker furniture was painted charcoal gray to match the trim. The furniture is covered with black and white Sunbrella fabric trimmed in garden green. The bright green is repeated on the wicker stool and the fringed pillows.
Contemporary-style sofas, upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric, feature aluminum frames and synthetic wicker bases — both recyclable. Two cube-shaped, industrial-style coffee tables were handcrafted from sustainable wood by carpenter David Brown. The yellow chairs provide a nice contrast against the black and white patterned pillows and add pops of color against the brick floor and accent landscaping wall.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn refurbished the living area of this 1975 houseboat by updating the original fiberglass sofas with nautical paint and reupholstering the cushions in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.
Floral art by Erin Gregory was the inspiration for the palette in the family room. The two blue chairs were painted a custom aqua and covered in a durable Sunbrella fabric, and the draperies at the arched window are color blocked with blue and cream. A leather ottoman, green glass lamps, sofas and shearling benches add to the comfortable feel in the room designed by Kandrac & Kole.
This tasteful living room is surprisingly practical. Because it has easy access to the home's pool and hot tub, designers used Sunbrella outdoor fabrics to upholster the sofa and chairs. Damp swimsuits? Bring 'em on!
When specifying upholstery for a beachfront house belonging to an active family, designers Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey of Burnham Design opted to cover all the furniture in indoor-outdoor fabric. "Every piece is done in Sunbrella fabric — even the pillows and the custom area rug underneath. Outdoor fabric was the perfect choice for this room, which is "command central" for TV-watching and game playing.” And, they note, “In terms of the furniture plan, sometimes it’s dramatic to do fewer pieces and keep the scale large of each and bold; that’s the case here. We selected the largest sectional we could fit in the space and made sure it was super deep and comfy. We paired it with a large upholstered ottoman, which serves double duty as a coffee table and great place for everyone to kick up their feet.”
To create a room that is comfortable and can stand up to a lot of pets, designers used furniture upholstered in performance fabrics: Sunbrella, Crypton and leather. Flooring is luxury vinyl tile. For color, a large painting by artist Gina Hurry hangs over the fireplace.
Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.