Button Up
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Button Up

If you are about to buy new outdoor furniture, then you may need to adjust your eyes to a new tidal wave hitting the scene. After a decade o…

New Shade Ideas
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New Shade Ideas

We use to think parasols = shade and vice versa. Then came the shade sails, the sun sails, the parasol with the light options, the heated pa…

Anne’s Milan Picks
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Anne’s Milan Picks

The now notorious Icelandic volcano was kind enough to erupt just after we landed in Milan, allowing us to spend three glorious days in this…

A Painted Space
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A Painted Space

Paint it! It’s eco and eco: Eco-nomical  and eco-friendly. Yes we knew Spring was going to come around sooner or later, as it does ev…

The Manifesto Garden
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The Manifesto Garden

Gardens are not only about beauty. They can also be about messages and ideas. I first realized this when I saw a great design from the Chels…

The Outdoor Gym
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The Outdoor Gym

Now we know the garden and outdoor space can be considered to be an additional room for your home, the question is which type of room? It se…

The Outdoor Bathroom
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The Outdoor Bathroom

To the design-conscious patio owners, outdoor showers have become rather commonplace and a bit limited. Designers have seen the opportunity …

Refreshment Stations Take Center Stage
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Refreshment Stations Take Center Stage

You will have noticed the extravagant sophistication that has taken over the good old barbecue. Well, that is kind of old hat now. If you wa…

Urban Garden Challenges
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Urban Garden Challenges

When you embark on a design project in the city, you will quickly realize you have a set of challenges that go far beyond choosing decor and…

The Outdoor Floor Lamp
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The Outdoor Floor Lamp

Outdoor lighting is no longer a functional necessity to help you find your way to the front door. With the outdoor design revolution, these …

Be Unique
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Be Unique

In our “global” world, a major complaint one hears everywhere is about chain shops. For example, if you are in Paris, London or …

The Advent of the Functional Sculpture
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The Advent of the Functional Sculpture

Is it the lack of space of many modern outdoor spaces or is it new available technologies that have prompted designers to entirely rethink m…

Faux Nature is a Real Trend
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Faux Nature is a Real Trend

In the fashion world, faux fur was top of the trends this winter. In the outdoor design world, we have seen the rise of faux grass and now i…

Planters Get Practical
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Planters Get Practical

Planters are probably the equivalent in gardening of an “IT bag” in fashion. Making a trendy statement was a must, and we saw st…

Swings Grow Up
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Swings Grow Up

Swings are in many ways icons of childhood. Outdoor designers are changing that by offering very high end options for grown ups. Every home …

Carpet Heads Out
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Carpet Heads Out

Yes, yes, yes…creative minds have found yet another way to encourage you to invest in your outdoor decor. And resisting will be hard g…