The Great Outdoors

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Design Tips from you Neighborhood Design Team
Lancaster Interior Design/Keffie Lancaster, Associate ASID
Summer time is here and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! Outdoor furniture has taken on a new life and many pieces are even made from marine-grade plastics that can outlast traditional materials with very little maintenance. Outdoor fabrics are now coming in brighter colors, more prints and textures and can be made into drapes and dividers to create a more private outdoor cabana area. Try these tips to make your outdoor space come alive!
1. Mix and Match Patterns and Colors, from flowers to fabrics, find a palette and go for it!
2. Make the Most of Small Space, tell a story, create a vignette.
3. Install Lighting, highlight your new creation.
4. Add an exterior rug, they come in great waterproof and mildew resistant materials these days.
5. Keep it Clean, blow off porches, spray down the furniture, even your outdoor seating area should be spotless!
6. Window Boxes, On balconies where space is at a minimum, window boxes are a wonderful way to introduce color and greenery while saving square-footage for furniture.
7. Just have fun! Create an environment that is soothing and enjoyable for the whole family.
All of the items found here can be purchased through your local Sarasota Interior Designers, Lancaster Interior Design.