Image Courtesy of CB2 | Tropez SOFA $1,899, CB2, cb2.ca
With everyone spending so much time at home, a fresh perspective is what we need. We’ve picked five of our favourite new looks that are guaranteed to give your house and garden sizzling summer style.
1. Black & White
This dynamic duo adds a crisp look to indoor and outdoor rooms. The brightness of white and drama of black will wake up a neutral environment, while working with bright colours, too. Integrate this trend easily with artwork, pillows, lighting and hardware. Does your outdoor metal furniture need an update? Spray it with black paint and add some white cushions for a simple on-trend update.
TOP LEFT TO RIGHT, BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: PILLOWS, $60 (orange), $20 (black and white); lowes.ca. LOUNGER, $350, homesense.ca; POUF, $50.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Boudoir Green CUSHION COVER (above), $150; DNA Pink CUSHION COVER, $200; nodadesigns.com.
2. Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern is all the rage for home interiors and now the look is showing up in outdoor entertaining spaces, too, offering the same cool vibe with its clean-lined, low-slung furnishings. Bonus: this style’s light and airy look is perfect for smaller spaces.
Froset CHAIR, $99, ikea.ca.
Lago CHAIR, $995, eq3.com.
3. Shibori and Tie-Dye
The boho look of shibori and tie-dye patterns brings a casual vibe to the tabletop. Mix blue and white patterns (this summer’s favourite palette) with your formal white china or add casual navy blue for drama. Is blue not you? Look for these patterns in your favourite hue: think orange for a citrusy splash or green to match Mother Nature’s most abundant colour.
Noritake Hanabi DISH SET, $144 for 12 pieces, wayfair.ca.
Melamine Shibori PLATE, $5, homesense.ca.
4. Indoor-Outdoor Comfort
Take comfort cues from indoors for your outdoor living space. Cushy soft furnishings and rugs add a luxe touch to the great outdoors. As you would for indoors, look for extra plush, comfortable upholstered furniture. Stylish and durable outdoor fabric, wood accents and swivel chairs (the swivel is having a moment!) create the comfort and style you’re accustomed to indoors.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR
All-weather braided RUNNER in blue, $215, llbean.ca.
Carbonia SWIVEL CHAIR, $2,250, housewarmings.ca.
Montauk Jane Outdoor LOVESEAT, $9,000, montauk.com.
5. Scallops & Ruffles
Ruffles and scalloped edges create the vintage charm of a romantic retro cottage. Look for ruffles on almost everything indoors, from bedskirts to trims on draperies and pillows. Outdoors, you’ll thrill to the scalloped frills on umbrellas, canopies, tablecloths and slipcovered furniture.
Rylan Buffalo Check Scalloped WINDOW VALANCE, $43, bedbathandbeyond.ca.
CB2 Flutter Slipcover SOFA, $3,000, cb2.ca.