Francine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows our writer Katie Mendelson how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis.
Make your outdoor space merry and bright with a twist on tradition. We teamed up with ShopBoxhill.com to curate a collection of contemporary outdoor products for conversation pieces you won’t want to pack away when the holidays are over.
1. TIN & GLASS STARLIGHT - Designed to be versatile, these stars can stay up all year, great as a single display or group together at different lengths.
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Now that it is past the autumnal equinox we begin to think of coziness and warmth as the days begin to get shorter and cooler. What better way to do that than to sit around the fire with friends with hot cider and S’mores outside around a beautiful fire pit or fireplace in furnishings that perform well despite fickle fall weather.
That ever-present and eternally frustrating fixture of ’80s culture—the Rubik’s Cube—was reimagined as a table (14 by 14 by 14 inches) for outdoor living thanks to Parvez Taj, a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based designer. Taj, who has long fashioned UV-ink-coated (a technology he devised), acrylic, and internally lit cubes for use as tables, admits to having a personal connection to the Rubik’s table. “It’s iconic for me,” he says. “It’s a design object that brings me back to growing up in the ’80s.
Xavier Dumont’s hand-sculpted furniture pieces twist with an organic elegance that looks like he willed the branches to weave themselves into loose shapes. Those natural forms wind up resembling a desk, easel, mirror frame, arbor, or bench.
That hint of lilac in the air is the signal to revisit your patio decor and make ready for nights warm enough to move soirees outdoors. The emphasis on color in recent seasons prompted an abundance of stylish furniture to hit the market, along with planters and tabletop accessories in hues from soft, springtime blues to neon yellow.
In the world of silks and brocades, the latest fashions are paraded down runways and showcased in sleek boutiques. In the world of stone, you’ll need to check the tile section or out by the potted plants. Charles Luck Stone Centers are changing that.
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