HPD co-founder, Laura Davis, is featured in a May 24 Dallas Morning News article about the latest trends in outdoor furniture and décor.
For many Texas homeowners, exterior living areas have become extensions of indoor ones. Outdoor spaces like patios are being used year-round rather than just during spring and summer. As Davis says in the article, “It’s about a place to come home to at the end of the day where people can dine with family and friends.”
Davis, who specializes in interior design, observes that homeowners are choosing angular, clean-lined quasi-Scandinavian look in warmer — rather than cooler — shades of gray and beige. Accessories like pillows are bright and colorful, in water-reminiscent blue tones, light greens and corals.
The new merging of indoor and outdoor spaces reflects exciting possibilities to create unique visual statements.Combining different materials is all the rage: homeowners pair wicker chairs, for example, with an aluminum table or a stone fire pit.
Yet, as Davis sees it, this interior design eclecticism is really just a natural outgrowth of design trends she sees as an architect. “It’s fun to mix it up; a natural extension of the architecture and design worlds,” she says.
The article includes advice on what to consider when investing in outdoor furniture and accessories. It even includes care tips on how to keep chairs and tables looking good all year long!
HPD is an award-winning Dallas architecture and interior design firm that helps clients realize their home design dreams, both inside and out. No matter the season or reason, think HPD for your next home construction and design project.