Outdoor Patios

Mark Alexander Veranda Collection

A Perfect Paradise: Pools, Patios and…Polyester?

Yes, the dirty word of the textile world is your best friend when it comes to durable, weather-resistant and cleanable fabrics to enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces.  Known for their bright saturated colors and luxurious hand, outdoor fabrics can transform ho-hum furniture into a sophisticated sanctuary or...

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How To Make A Great Outdoor Living Area

Grass, mud, puddles. We have all seen it, then been amazed as it became flowers, a fireplace....beautiful! Outdoor areas today are much more than they used to be and can include just as many luxuries as the finest indoor kitchens.  Below is a space designed by myself and Clay Lyon of...

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Design Your Own Beach With Happy Colors

Sometimes, a designer needs to let their office attire be a swim suit and no shoes.  This week is, "casual Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday" close to home in Fort Meyers and Sanibel Island, Florida. I think it is important once in a while to take a moment to...