Step Outdoors — or into the Garden Room
Some are classic. Some eco-friendly. Colorful chairs from the medley below pick up garden or pool colors. They’ll brighten up indoor garden rooms. The café chairs are perfect for a sunny breakfast nook. Check out colorful pots and popular garden stools. Find fun fabrics made all-weather durable.
In the patio:
I’ve searched out some outdoor seating that’s interesting, fun, and – yes – colorful.
- The Ami chair from the Ami collection of Paola Lenti has a chenille-soft, all-weather fabric.
- Francis Elkins’ chair in steel as interpreted by Downtown.
- The Blankö Chair from IKEA, made of steel with polyester powdercoating, is stackable and affordable: $19.99 at the time of this post.
- From Conran: the Bistro Metal Folding Chair in Apple Green. Also available in Lemon Yellow.
- Also from Conran, the Vegetal Chair in red; comes also in green.
- Wing Chair from the Richard Schultz Wing Collection.
- The Adirondack Chair from Design Within Reach (DWR), is especially eco-friendly. It’s made of 100% recycled polyethylene (from milk jugs) – so it’s not only recycled, it’s recyclable. Fade-resistant, waterproof, maintenance free.
- The Go Loveseat, also from DWR, is likewise made of recycled plastic reclaimed from used milk jugs. The material has a natural “give”, so it’s comfortable.
- The Emu 565 Re-Trouvé chair was designed by Patricia Urquiola. Urquiola “takes a classic design and reinterprets it with extreme irony.” Made using Emu’s “advanced technology in working with metal.”
- A Topiary table and chair from the Richard Schultz Topiary collection, is powdercoated Daffodil Yellow; tempered glass top.
Other Colorful Outdoor Furnishings
- Conran’s Bamboo Parasol comes in turquoise or red.
- Umbrellas from Giati’s Apogee outdoor umbrella collection
- The Tuuci Razor Shade Platform tilts and spins 360 degress so it can be moved with the moving sun, keeping you always in the shade. From DWR.
- Mecox Garden’s lime green Ceramic Garden Stool.
- The Octagon Umbrella in Sapphire Blue, from Country Casual, is made from ecologically farmed eucalyptus hardwood.
- This rich cobalt blue Water Jar is from Planter Resource.
- Woven, multi-colored Cordula chaise lounge from Missoni.
- McKinnon and Harris duVal Sun Chaise from the duVal Collection.
A Selection of Colorful All-Weather Fabrics
- Chella, Luxury Performance Textiles – Montecantini Stripe, La Festa
- Perennials – Holy Mackerell, Citrus. 100% Solution-dyed Acrylic; soil resistant finish.
- Perennials – Beachcomber Stripe, Chroma. See above Perennials fabric info.
- Perennials – Sail Cloth, Beach Glass. See above Perennials fabric info
- Sunbrella® – Performance Fabrics – Stripe, Bravada Salsa. For more information about Sunbrella® fabrics, visit their website at www.sunbrella.com.
- Sunbrella® – Decorative, Francois Lagoon. See above Sunbrella info.
- Sunbrella® – Stripe, Bravada, Limelite. See above Sunbrella info.
- Chella – Aretha, Ash Bark, Papaia. See above Chella fabric info.
Enjoy your outdoor summer colors, whether furnishings, fabrics, …or flowers…