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tasteful exterior spaces, just in time for summer…

Current New England temperatures are far from our idyllic coastal summers, but our clients know warmer weather will be here before we know it.  Once here, our summers here are short-lived, for sure.

Those precious twelve weeks of summer means outdoor spaces currently in design and construction need to hit the deadline – with absolutely no delays.  team taste designers Megan Landis and Kevin Baker are currently at work putting the finishing details on summer spaces ready for this summer.

Interested in upgrading your outdoor living spaces?  Take some inspiration from our current projects below and reach out if we can help you make the most of our short-lived but sweet New England summers.

Only the best,

 

 

 

 

A Perfect Pool Pavilion

Megan’s collaborating with a seasoned landscape architect and build team to design the interiors of a pool pavilion.  Her vision to let natural light into the space will become a reality with a circular window and trellis detailing.  After the sun sets, uplighting on the ceiling with exposed beams and sconces where they count, will transform the space for evening gatherings, too.

 

 

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Quintessential Newport Porches, Pergolas and Cabanas

Kevin, Michaela and I are working with Parker Construction and landscape designer Shiva Kunz to bring architect Jim Golden’s of Patrick Ahearn Architects vision for compact, yet high functioning outdoors spaces at our Newport restoration project.

Our client hosts large gatherings with as many as forty-fifty people, so flexible spaces that expand when needed are a must.  The built-in benches for extra seating at the patio help squeeze as many family and friends together as possible.  And the Cabana doubles as additional guest quarters when the party extends from summer evenings to the summer weekends.

 

 

 

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Exterior Comforts

Outdoor fabrics and furnishings that don’t compromise comfort.

It’s hard to believe April is just around the corner.  With temperatures climbing toward the 60s, many of us are thinking about dusting off our stored patio furniture and readying to move outdoors. While we still have a few more weeks of chilly nights, now is the time to think about how you’d like to update your exterior dining and entertainment areas, secluded meditation spots and the deck of your sea-going vessels.

Preparing your furnishings for coastal elements–constant fog, rain and harsh sun rays–should be at the top of your check list with priority given to fabric selections. Gone are the days of drab khaki on everything. With technological advances and the creation of mildew-resistant, fast-drying fibers, the possibilities are endless. Adding bright dots, bold pinstripes, playful chevrons or tactilely-impressive weaves to outdoor spaces has become easier because of the multitude of textiles now available, both under hand on slip-covers, decorative pillows, seat cushions and dining linens or under foot with rugs, large and small.

Below you’ll find inspirational images sampling some of the go-to sources we use to beat the wear-and-tear of coastal elements — whether entertaining inland or relaxing sea-bound.

Enjoy!

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The outdoor Soleil line from Kravet is both appealing and comfortable.

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Just a few of the blue, beige and cream fabrics available from Lee Jofa’s Solarium line.

 

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Eden fabrics by Rosemary Hallgarten lend classic appeal to outdoor dining and relaxation as seen in the photos above.

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Solids make a bold punch in this pleasant palette of ocean blues and driftwood, adding aesthetic pleasure to these comfortable Chatham woven furnishings from Kingsley-Bate.

Thibaut outdoor fabric selections lend endless possibilities to dressing up any exterior space.

The Kos Rug by Rosemary Hallgarten brings earthy hues underfoot making it a versatile foundation for exterior dining spaces as well as conversational seating areas.

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Aqua-infused outdoor fabrics from Robert Allen bring sea-inspired hues inland.

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Recycled sails also make a statement and are naturally conducive to the elements. Re-Sails  provides many unique options to dress up your outdoor play space.

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Don’t forget the family pet! Dash & Albert designed their versatile outdoor Wouf so everyone in your family can enjoy relaxing outside in comfort and style.

 

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