Seductive Outdoor Spaces



 

It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end and fall is around the corner. Philadelphia area residents have the luxury of four seasons which means we should have an outdoor space fit for each season.
 
(TL) Outdoor Theatre Houzz (TR) Traditional Patio

Trending now is not only creating amazing outdoor spaces but integrating luxury and amenities such as fireplaces, fire pits, built-in grills, outdoor kitchens, tiered spaces and pergolas, to name a few. These amenities can be so awesome and would be ideal for anyone that enjoys kicking back, relaxing and enjoying life with the added benefit of increasing the value to your home. Let’s fall in love with

Fall and each season all over again.

Mediterranean Patio by Washington Interior Designers & Decorators Sroka Design, Inc.

Friendly warning if you want to do it yourself…

As a designer, I have seen people add pieces one by one and it just doesn’t work and it shows. So… treat your outdoors like you do your indoors – see the full potential. Spaces outside the home have more considerations, for example: seasonal accent lighting, space layout, amenity selection and a lot more.

 

Need inspiration or want to see the potential of your space? 

 

Highpoint Furniture Market Trip in April 2013



What an exciting trip!!  High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world.  With over 2,000 exhibitors and 75,000 attendees it’s almost impossible to see it all. There were tens of thousands of new product introductions and I was going non-stop for 4 days taking it all in. If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

FAMOUS PEOPLE SIGHTINGS: At the market parties there was delicious delectable and cocktails galore. I had the pleasure of meeting Alexander Julian at the Jonathan Charles showroom and Jane Seymour was promoting her new furniture line a collaboration with Amini.

 

Newest Interior Design Trends

It was so thrilling seeing the new trends, design ideas, furniture, accessories and much more.

What was hot? Using reclaimed wood furniture, mixing old with new, combining materials like a wooden slab top console with stainless steel legs and incorporating industrial parts into pieces.

 

JOHNATHAN CHARLES FURNITURE

Introduced last market and still going strong is Alexander Julian furniture line that creates a unique collection of case goods inspired by his famous menswear designs. Translating his signature vision of rich textiles and dynamic colors into his furniture collection, each item from the 12-piece collection utilizes elements from bow ties to custom made blazer buttons for drawer pulls. His collection includes a whimsical inlaid “over sized button” occasional table creatively supported by 3 faux sewing needles.  Some of his case good pieces have “shirting stripe” inlay fronts and crotch walnut sides, signature horn button pulls and classic paisley drawer linings.  Also, extremely unique are his satinwood necktie and bow tie coffee tables.

 

Alexander Julian Launches Menswear-Inspired Collection for Jonathan Charles

 

Alexander Julian Launches Menswear-Inspired Collection for Jonathan Charles

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Architectual Digest Home Design Show NYC 2013



Eastern European Tour



Pamela Kofsky and her husband Phillip Kofsky took a tour of Eastern Europe in October 2012. Along the way they visited museums, synagogue, churches, wineries and yes antique shops. The inspiration, character and details of each town reflected a unique history and story to tell. Visit Elegant Interior Design’s Facebook Page to see the entire photo album including the answers to what makes 4 of the photos famous!

 

Select Photos from the Antique Shops in Eastern Europe:

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Antique Shopping in Montreal



While on a recent international shopping trip in Canada I stumbled upon some awesome antique stores.  Looking for the perfect piece with one of the kind quality for a client.  It was an interior designers dream to discover these shops. 

Unique Antique Find

Montreal Antique Shop Window

Lights Galore

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