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Dining Out In Style

April 20, 2009

If we begin to think outside the box, we can make a backyard or a commercial setting a beautiful luxury destination. You don’t always have to conform to the norm. Take a space of ordinary character add imagination to create an open air design that is both functional and stylish.

A dramatic indoor setting can be created to look like you are outside with the addition of Outdoor umbrellas and Outdoor casual furniture. I recently attended a dinner party at Bistango, a restaurant in Irvine, California in the atrium of an office building. Although the patio seating is actually indoors, just inside the open air atrium, the setting and style make you believe that you are outside.

The use of large colorful outdoor umbrellas along with Gloster casual furniture creates an ambiance that one would otherwise consider impossible. This is an excellent example of bringing an outdoor, or in this case an indoor / outdoor room to life. The patio is brought to life with colorful Sunbrella fabric adorning large outdoor umbrellas and the Geneva collection by Gloster adds the comfortable yet cutting edge design of synthetic wicker seats and backs with durable stainless steel frames.

Think of a space, whether it be in a home or business setting, as a clean slate. Ask yourself these questions, What type of feeling do you want to create? What products will help you attain your goal? Once you open your imagination to all of the possiblities that are available, you can help your customers, clients and yourself design an outdoor setting as comfortable as your very own living room or as lush as a luxury resort.

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These are my outside views…Marcia Blake