Steven & Chris: Create an alfresco retreat
Illustration by Nicole Perry
Pergolas can help define a space and create an intimate atmosphere, while a fireplace acts as a focal point and offers warmth. Outdoor fireplaces can be similar in stature to the ones you might find in a grand living room. We love the customized hand-cast concrete fireplaces from Vancouver's Solus Decor.
Choose furniture wisely
Your patio furniture should be consistent with your interior decor to create a seamless look indoors and out. Select pieces that not only are durable but also have comfort and character.
Go for a fabric with a wow factor
Gone are the days of plastic and polyester on your outdoor chairs. Today’s vast array of weather-resistant fabrics rival any of those made for interiors – there’s even a velvet for outside! We especially like bright colours and bold prints.
Include a personal touch
Accessories are just as important outside your home as they are inside. When entertaining, don’t be afraid to bring some of your beautiful pieces like a silver serving tray or an ice bucket outdoors.