The first official day of summer is still around the corner, but patio weather is already here for us Dallasites. If you’re still perfecting your own patio, take note of the season’s haute prints and patterns and head over to the Dallas Design District for a little inspiration and shopping.
The geometric trend is still going strong, and fabrics with angular patterns make the perfect upgrade for your patio or porch. Straight lines and triangles give a fashionable and fresh look to your cushioned outdoor furniture. Let the indoor/outdoor collections at Quadrille Fabrics spark your imagination.
Who isn’t dreaming of an island paradise? If you can’t go to paradise, bring paradise to your own backyard. Tropical prints are all the rage right now. The biggest surprise? Flamingos — and we’re not talking those plastic lawn ornaments. Flamingos on fabric, flamingos in art, flamingos everywhere! Think pink and consider adding this fun trend to your backyard. Find great outdoor fabrics to create your tropical paradise at Lee Jofa.
Whatever prints and patterns are calling to you, bold is the way to go this season. Bright pinks, greens and blues go well with your more natural hues. Grey was a big player last year and continues to be this year. Think about using the more neutral colors as a base and add bright-colored cushions, towels and accessories to really make your backyard pop. The selection at Schumacher is a great place to start.
Bucking the trends
Just like rules, trends are made to be broken. If patterns and colors aren’t your style, you can never go wrong with a classic all-white look. Or if you can’t decide what you like best, nobody said you can’t do it all. You can tie together all your favorite geometric patterns and tropical prints by sticking with the same color scheme. Check out the various collections at Kravet for a little inspiration.