Summer is here – you can feel it in the air! This is the season when we yearn to be outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the cool breezes. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space accessible to your property, now is the time to make improvements so you can really enjoy the summer months.
In the Palo Alto bungalow above, Kimball Starr Interior Design used outdoor furniture made of a contemporary resin material with the look of wicker but much more durable. The patio’s umbrella has a built-in light, so you can read the paper well after sunset. You’ll never have trouble finding your cocktail with these playful illuminating cube tables that double as additional seating. And the outdoor fabric on these loveseats is designed to last through years of rain, wind and sunlight without fading or becoming frayed – it dries quickly and covers a comfortable foam cushion.
On the deck of this SOMA loft, the stunning water fountain imported from Morocco features an uplight for dramatic nighttime scenes. It’s surrounded by large-scale textural floor tiles in multiple colorations, and a stylized patterned outdoor polypropylene rug that resists fading, which can be hosed off for easy maintenance. The entire space is dotted with easy-care live plants, including the succulent wall hangings on the trellis behind the water feature. An LED sconce will light the space for 50,000 hours before it needs changing. Durable outdoor furniture withstands the weather and remains welcoming, making this truly an outdoor living room.
If you have an outdoor space that needs sprucing up, we’re happy to help – just drop us a line using the contact page!
Kimball Starr, is a San Francisco interior design firm specializing in contemporary interiors and outdoor living for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and San Jose areas. Kimball works to “change lives one room at a time” through designing creative and innovative interiors.