Rattan Accent tables from Pottery Barn
A common phrase on design shows and in shelter magazines is "bringing the outside in". Most of the time that refers to a nature inspired color palatte or the addition of plants and greenery to a setting. But as more people start using their decks and yards as their summertime living rooms, companies have stepped up to introduce products that are suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Here are a few great finds.
Restoration Hardware sofa
One advantage of using outdoor furniture indoors is durability. These pieces are designed to withstand the elements so they're tough enough to handle the every day wear and tear. They're also a great way to add some interest and texture into your regular decor. Why not use 2 or 3 of those rattan accent tables grouped together in front of a sofa? Or perhaps the arm chair above in the corner of a bedroom?
Red bench from World Market
Another benefit of outdoor furniture? It's usually priced really well. This bench, for instance, which would be perfect in an entry is a fantastic deal at only $129. You could even add some cushions and use it with a small round table pulled up for dining. So next time you're browsing through Home and Garden section, think about how some of those pieces would look inside.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.