Thursday December 15, 2016
With the sunny months fast upon us, we will soon be making the most of those long summer nights and heading outside to relax on the balcony, the patio, the deck, or even by the poolside (if you’re lucky!). So it’s around about that time of year that we start thinking about our outdoor decor and what we can do to make sure our homes have a creative flow, both inside and out.
Furnishing your exterior furniture can be a tricky business – as normal fabrics (especially those with a high cotton content) will perish in too much direct sunlight. It’s always a good idea to look at fabrics specially tested for being used outside – however sometimes it is difficult to find a great pattern/design as the choices are much slimmer.
We’ve put together a range of outdoor fabric (for every style and every budget) that will kick-start your inspiration and make sure you’re summer look is stellar.
Outdoor Fabric Collection by Nya Nordiska | Distributed in NZ by Icon Textiles
Nya offers a colour-block range of outdoor fabrics, with some bold shades and geometric patterns. In combination with the classical Nya Nordiska stripe design Nizza-Stripe or the generous checked pattern Nizza-Check in fresh summer colours, a classical timeless design for balcony and garden is achieved.
Sea Breeze Outdoor by Osborne & Little | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles
A collection of outdoor fabric that is ideal for gardens, poolside, terrace and indoors. They are stain and mildew resistant and have excellent light fastness. Most of the names make light-hearted reference to the cocktail hour. Colours from the contemporary Osborne & Little palette include mandarin, turquoise, ultramarine as well as essential tones for outdoor use such as green, grey, stone, ivory and linen.
The Outdoor Island Collection | Distributed in NZ by Charles Parsons Interiors
If the summer season could be a colour, you’d expect to see vibrant hues such as orange, yellow, deep blue and lush green. These tints and tones are exactly what you can look find in this chic collection of outdoor fabrics, aptly titled the ‘Island Collection’ as you’ll feel like you’re jetting off to fabulous exotic islands. Each print brings its own charisma and character to the table, so feel free to style your backyard, pool patio, alfresco dining or outdoor furnishings with a variety of these in the same colour scheme for a modern, minimalist palette. These stylish outdoor fabric solutions confidently deliver on performance and design, and are multi-segment relevant – suitable for residential, hospitality, and resort/leisure.
MARBELLA by JAB Anstoetz | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles
With MARBELLA a true club feeling emerges in next to no time – and not only in the garden and on the balcony. Due to its high degree of light fastness, the appealing functional outdoor fabric collection also makes an excellent choice in rooms with intense incident sunlight. The cotton-like texture and the striking designs in six comfortable colour palettes do their utmost to make the durable products sought-after companions for stylish and long-lasting seating objects.
Pacific by Nobilis | Distributed in NZ by Diva International
A contemporary indoor/outdoor collection that is inspired by the Californian style of the fifties – classy and exotic design trends. Various mixture of materials and structures for a technical or ethnically crafted look. Suitable for upholstery by the poolside, beach house or sunny lounge nook.
Ralph Lauren Outdoor | Distributed in NZ by Icon Textiles
Ralph Lauren Home brings classic nautical fabrics back on trend with a crisp, modern mix of traditional and updated palettes. True to Ralph Lauren, the mix of navy with current flavors like gold, teal and tan, give nautical a new dynamic that plays well with the current design palettes. Luxurious textiles that are made for outdoors can be used flawlessly indoors and vice versa.
Calypso by Thibalt | Distributed in NZ by Diva International
Bring the outdoors in with Calypso, a collection of coordinated Sunbrella indoor/outdoor woven fabrics. This collection is a natural extension of Thibaut’s offering in this category of performance. Sunbrella has been the most recognized and trusted name in performance fabrics for over 50 years. The high-performance fabrics in this vibrant collection are lightfast and stain resistant, offering long-lasting beauty and durability. This collection features hip geometrics and luxurious textures, providing countless combinations for a spirited and custom look.
All fabrics mentioned in this post can be viewed at Designmade Christchurch.
Fabrics from Charles Parsons Interiors, Icon Textiles and Seneca Textiles can be viewed at Designmade Wellington.
Wishing you all a happy, sunny outdoors season!