Mironova Artyomova. Outdoor. November 25th , 2017.
With summer here, our focus shifts from life indoors to those dreamy evenings and fun weekends under the sun. This is the time of the year when the pool deck sees more traffic than the living room and your outdoor décor once again plays host to friends and family. Be it a simple gathering of family members after a long, hard day or a fun-filled party to which everyone from the neighborhood inevitably gravitates, having the right décor makes a big difference. Gone are the days when outdoor furniture was a shabby collection of items that you no longer use in your own living room. Modern outdoor décor is as comfortable as furniture used indoors, equally stylish, diverse in styles and is definitely a lot more durable than ever before. From brilliant recliners, daybeds and chaise lounges that help you get the right tan to dining tables, chairs and side tables, there is absolutely no shortage of options here. Today, we delve into 25 latest outdoor furniture finds from 8 different global brands that epitomize luxury, design innovation and chic panache –
Offering a majestic vista, Aurland Lookout is an architectural marvel. Located in Aurland, Norway—a country crammed with spectacular fjords, lush forests and great mountains—the lookout was designed by Bergen-based Saunders Architecture (a practice established by Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998). Completed in 2006, Aurland Lookout is referred to by the architect as ‘a walkway into the void’ and a ‘piece of architectural theater.’ The lookout measures thirty metres in length, and a 1.2-metre-high glass balustrade protects visitors from a sheer, vertical drop. Beyond this transparent barrier, the view of the fjord and mountains is breathtaking.
Succulents are an ever-popular planter choice, and many modern design lovers create succulent gardens and plantscapes that feature a range of plants in different colors and forms. Reserving a couple of planters for seasonal flowers will give you a spot for an ever-evolving garden of blooms. Don’t be afraid to get inspiration from commercial landscaping. Office buildings and outdoor shopping centers are just two of many locations that often showcase large planters filled with flowers. Note the different color combinations, and snap photos of your favorites so you can take them to your local nursery to find out more about the plants.
Planters can help you fill in gaps as you put the finishing touches on your modern landscaping. Need to add height to a section of your yard? Try a tall planter. Looking to create some privacy in a seating area? Create a screen with a row of planters filled with abundant greenery. The possibilities are endless. While summer isn’t always the best time to put new plants in the ground, it’s a great time to gather inspiration for your modern landscape. Have fun observing, making big changes if you can, or adding little clusters of greenery by incorporating planters. Happy gardening.
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