Tag: outdoor design

  You may have heard a design professional refer to “layering” and wondered what they were talking about. Think, for a moment, about the key to staying warm outside on a cold day, or to remaining comfortable on a day that begins chilly but ends warm. A sweater, scarf, hat, or jacket provide warm layers [Continue Reading]

Fashion Design Goes Outside

Not content with limiting themselves to designing couture and ready-to-wear clothing, fashion designers are adding outdoor furniture to their ever-growing list of accomplishments. The outdoor lifestyle has grown into more than a trend and has become a facet of our homes that we are neither willing to forego nor leave behind should our place of [Continue Reading]

Outdoorliciously Green

Growing up in the northeast, St. Patrick’s Day was no small holiday.  Irish or not, everyone wore green. Shamrocks in some form or another were everywhere. Corned beef and cabbage was on every menu and beer was, miraculously, green.  Green is such a calm and soothing color (except, perhaps, in beer).  Green is the easiest [Continue Reading]

The Soul of New Orleans

New Orleans style…wrought iron, courtyards, fountains, French influences in architecture, food, and dialect, southern hospitality, people that know how to party, beignets, strong coffee, jambalaya, crawfish, po’ boys and mufalettas.  New Orleans style is all this and so much more.  New Orleans is one of those cities that has a soul—when you are there, you [Continue Reading]

Don’t be afraid to mix different styles of furniture in your outdoor living area.  I know that most outdoor furniture seems to be sold as sets, but it’s more fun to mix it up a bit.  Unless you are purchasing something on a super clearance deal, or from a discount chain store, most stores that [Continue Reading]