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9 designer-approved outdoor furniture finds

  • July 20, 2022

In BOH’s new series On Trend, we’re asking designers to share their favorite of-the-moment finds.

’Tis the season for alfresco living, and lounging on a sophisticated piece of performance furniture is the best way to soak up the sun. “We find our clients desire outdoor-friendly pieces that don’t read or feel blatantly outdoorsy,” says designer Natasha Baradaran. “As trends have been steadily moving toward indoor-outdoor living over the last decade, [which was only] accelerated by the pandemic, it makes sense that modern outdoor designs would start changing, too.”

Inspired, we asked Baradaran and designers Mary Maydan and Sergio Mercado to share their favorite all-weather finds and the best ways to style them.

9 designer-approved outdoor furniture finds

Natasha Baradaran Stephen Buken

Baradaran isn’t afraid to mix aesthetics in a project. Drawing inspiration from her multicultural background, the Los Angeles designer effortlessly employs bold patterns and contemporary furnishings alongside soothing earth tones and touchable textiles to foster warm and welcoming interiors that exude elegance.

Courtesy of Natasha Baradaran Textiles

Courtesy of Natasha Baradaran Textiles

BOBBY BOUCLE IN SAFFRON BY NATASHA BARADARAN TEXTILES

“This boucle fabric is from my own textile line. The inspiration for this fabric was a cashmere boucle from Italy that I have always loved. More and more, we have clients who are interested in fabrics that are super soft and durable at the same time. It was my intention to create something that our clients could not tell was an outdoor fabric.”

Courtesy of Vetro Giardini

Courtesy of Vetro Giardini

MINI MUSEO CHAIR BY VETRO GIARDINI

“I love how outdoor furniture, especially from Italy, is becoming more creative in their materiality. While there are those who still love their clean-looking teak, I love how manufacturers like Vetro Giardini are transforming outdoor pieces to look more like a sculpture.”

Courtesy of Link Design Studio

Courtesy of Link Design Studio

SCULPTURE RUG BY LINK DESIGN STUDIO

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