Summer Swoon




by Deborah Chatfield

Beautiful wares bring the inside out just in time for summer

Link Outdoor Fabric – This first collection of outdoor fabrics designed by Doug and Gene Meyer were worth waiting for. Bring on the red, white, and blue! Overscaled bright flowers, leaves, paisleys, and geometric shapes all woven with 100% solution-dyed acrylic make this the perfect complement for outdoor furniture. Studio 534, Boston Design Center,


Zinc-TopXXGroundwork – (right) What could be more perfect than a zinc-top table for outdoor dining? This one is especially beautiful with its white-washed, trestle-style base. This table comes in custom sizes as well as custom finishes for the base, including natural reclaimed wood. Size as shown: 60” round. Price as shown: $2,850.




Lee Industries (left)  – Lee has come up with the perfect solution to make the outdoors as comfortable as the indoors. The Mimosa outdoor chair is great for the dining table or on its own, poolside. Its stainless-steel frame and decking channels away moisture, which makes this chair ideal for unlimited outdoor use.






Paola Lenti – Wabi, designed by Francesco Rota. Eco-friendly and a vision of beauty, this outdoor sofa can charm anyone into sitting on it. The upholstery is hand woven directly  onto the structure and consists of a waterproof profile covered with rope braids. Seat cushion and pillows with removable covers are available in materials and fabrics able to remain outdoors.


382_COMariposa – Serve up a tall glass of lemonade in one of these Confetti glasses by Mariposa. Handcrafted individually and made using a sandcasting process, this quiet testament to an age-old process brings about an interesting form. In blue, yellow, and green—all the shades of summer. Designed by Michael Updike.



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