9 DESIGNER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING
  
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9 DESIGNER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING



Published On: June 5, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Linda Lee, Louisiana
Tag: Designer, Outdoor , Living , Rating: 4.5

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"I always start with what`s happening inside. You want to make things feel as seamless as possible." Lompoc stone floors flow from the house right out to the pool.

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Lose the lawn. "Gravel can be just as sensuous. Bring in the olive trees, and suddenly you`re in the south of France."

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Think like Mother Nature. Underplanting only a corner of the fire pit with lavender makes it look as if it self-seeded. "It feels a lot more natural and less conceived."

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Classic elements are always stylish: Doric columns, cornices, and salvaged limestone feel timeless. "We weren`t going for the latest and greatest. Everything has a patina."

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Manage views. The pavilion dominates sight lines from the house. "It`s a beautiful thing to open a window or door and have that vista."

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Keep it simple. The scheme relies on symmetry and a palette of blue and white, all set against straightforward parterres.

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Work with what you have. "The whole floor plan is oriented toward views of Central Park." A retractable awning, low seating, and a hedge brought those views front and center.

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Don`t skimp on bespoke details. "Just that little contrast tape on the sofa cushions elevates the entire space."

9 DESIGNER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING
  
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"It all has to be durable and practical or you won`t use it." Low-maintenance outdoor fabrics are plush but still fuss-free.

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