I always love to see what my clients are up to with their outdoor spaces. I get such a rush out of seeing the final product, and checking out the finished space after the client has added all of their own personal touches. This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to do just that! One of my clients who I’ve worked with over the past four years came in to our showroom to show me what he’s done with the space and it’s outstanding. Though this is a larger scale terrace in the downtown core, he has managed to make it feel warm and cosy. A place where you can get away from it all and also be right in the thick of it at the same time! I loved the pictures that he brought to show me and wanted to share some of them with you to illustrate why I think he did such a great job in such a simple way ... 1 Mixing colour, texture and pattern in the fabrics helps to create warmth and interest in the space. With so many amazing fabric options that are outdoor-friendly, you can really have fun with all sorts of fabric designs and colours. Also, taking the decor a little less seriously outside and doing something fun is always nice for a more casual outdoor space. 2 Bring the space to life with planters filled with live plants and flowers. I find that this also brings warmth and atmosphere to a large terrace space. 3 I love a series of small tables rather than one large table. It’s great for entertaining as it creates the feeling of multiple areas in the same space. 4 Shade products like the unique ones pictured here help to create privacy, shade and contain the space a bit to really make it feel like a retreat. These are just a few tips to keep in mind when creating a warm and cosy outdoor urban oasis for your terrace! Designer and entertaining expert Andrew Bockner is the owner of Andrew Richard Designs, a Canadian luxury furniture brand celebrated for its materials and designs. Andrew Bockner creates custom, unique experiences to enhance both the space and lifestyle of his customers.