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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hit the Deck

Cloudscape by Beacon Hill, available at Robert Allen, Suite 28
Cloudscape by Beacon Hill, available at Robert Allen, Suite 28

The mild winter we’ve been experiencing has us eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. Whether it’s hosting friends and family for a weekend barbecue or enjoying a quiet evening on the patio, here are some of the latest outdoor products, sure to help you relax in the great outdoors this upcoming season.

Robert Allen has introduced two new indoor/outdoor collections this year. Wanderlust by Robert Allen and Cloudscape by Beacon Hill. Both high-performance fabric lines are made with 100% Sunbrella acrylic fabric. Wanderlust was inspired by the modern craft and maker movement, with patterns that evoke hand-stitched quality, woven ikats, and artisanal dyeing techniques. Cloudscape features singular motifs, dynamic constructions, and tonal colorations that serve as the harmonizing element in any room.

INDOOR-OUTDOOR BY STUDIO BON – available at Schumacher, Suite 110
Schumacher teamed up with Bonnee Sharp, the textile artist behind Studio Bon, to deliver a collection of graphic geometric designs suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Many new patterns have been introduced to the collection, including Cosmos II, available in navy & red, black & sand, and gray and yellow.

SISAL RUGS BY CENTURY RUG COLLECTION – available at The Ghiordes Knot, Suites 19 & 20
Century Rug Collection offers a large selection of sisal rugs that are suitable for use both indoors and out. These rugs are true sisal, so The Ghiordes Knot recommends they be placed in a covered porch area if used outdoors. Typically, sisal rugs do not have a large decorative design, making this collection of rugs (available only in Michigan through The Ghiordes Knot) unique.

PLATINUM INDOOR-OUTDOOR COLLECTION – available at Pindler, Suite 69
The Platinum Indoor-Outdoor Collection introduces 118” wide indoor/outdoor sheers woven from the finest solution-dyed acrylics specially spun to emulate fine linen cloth, yet offers superior performance in lightfastness and drapability. The collection blends classical and modern elements into alluring designs that are timeless and sophisticated.

FRESH AIR COLLECTION BY HOLLY HUNT – available at Tennant & Associates, Suite 61
The Fresh Air Collection is the latest introduction to Holly Hunt’s Great Outdoors collection. With a focus on quality materials and innovative new textures, these outdoor fabrics feature deep icy blues, plums, and luminous yellows that float among a new range of crisp, clean whites.

Elements by Century Furniture – available at RJ Thomas, Suites 77, 80, 82 & 90
Elements, one of Century’s latest outdoor upholstery collection, draws its beauty from clean, simple silhouettes which pay tribute to the arch, a ubiquitous architectural element that not only indicates structural relevance, but beauty by its graceful lines. The sweeping arches on the base of each piece are created by the taut synthetic fabric zipped over the powder coated aluminum frames. The result is a modern collection that is very linear, and yet the perfectly rounded arches give the pieces a hint of delicacy and airiness. It is one of many outdoor furnishings collections available through RJ Thomas.