Outdoor Living Trend 2010
OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM
Outdoor living design expert Marcia Blake commented that the prevailing trend for outdoor living:
… for the past few years has been and continues to be a move from the inside out. People are integrating outdoor living into their daily lives and are creating finished outdoor living rooms. This time spent outdoors has contributed to the increase in outdoor grilling and cooking, thus the creation of an outdoor kitchen with all of the bells and whistles found in interior gourmet kitchens are now present outside. Pizza ovens, ice makers, grilling stations, Viking appliances and wine refrigerators are part of this new trend. (Interview with Marcia Blake of Outdoor Interiors Inc and designer of Outdoor Couture by Marcia Blake)
We see that trend continuing strongly into 2010 and beyond. The popularity of “Staycations”, which were initially driven by economic forces, has led to the desire to expand the interior home sanctuary beyond the backdoor and homeowners are now designing and creating lush, relaxing, resort-like exteriors furnished with high-end outdoor all weather furniture, high performance outdoor flat screen televisions, fashionable accessories and rugs, pro-level outdoor kitchens, and outdoor lighting- all of which rivals indoor furnishings for beauty and functionality.
Outdoor Living Room by Home Infatuation
Maia Double daybed that swivels 360 degrees. Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal.
Pod Lens Outdoor LightingSystem by Ross Lovegrove add style & drama to any backyard event.
Elegant and stylish decorative pillows for the Outdoor Living Room
from Outdoor Couture by Marcia Blake
Natalia outdoor sectional by Henry Hall Designs.
Blue Hibiscus decorative pillow with silk-screened designs on Outdura fabric by Mint Pillows.
Dedon Cambon outdoor fashion turns traditional outdoor furniture style on it’s head.
Interior Design & Decor Trends 2010 Reports:
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- Universal Design: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
- Colorful Past: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
- Tech Decor: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
- Glimmer & Shimmer: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
- Zen-full Decor: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
- Passion for Fashion: Home Decor & Design Trends 2010
Editorial Note: Original Post published Dec 2009.
The “Outdoor Living Room” is our fourth defining design trend from The Decorating Diva.com’s interior design and decor trends report for 2010. Each day, starting November 30th through December 9th, a new post highlighting our forecasted design directions will publish. follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook to be notified when the articles publish.
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