5 outdoor furniture trends, according to the experts
Summer escape not in the cards? Relax – according to Los Angeles-based designer Darrin Varden (and the hundreds of other professionals we interviewed), the spirit for 2022 is to find ways to bring a whimsical resort feel into your own backyard. court. “We say hello to playful, textured and eclectic pieces that are sculptural,” he said. “[Clients] want bright colors and a real diversity of textures. In many ways, added Shoshanna Shapiro of Gaithersburg, Md., firm Sho and Co., this mirrors some trends also appearing inside, “with lots of curved lines and uniquely shaped pieces.” We know outdoor ‘rooms’ have taken on increased importance, added New York designer Michael Tavano, ‘but this year brings a whole new level of bold luxury that reflects the modern maximalism we see in interiors’. Here are some of the upcoming trends that our experts are most excited about, as well as the ones that they think are lagging behind.
OUT: fixed stools
If you can get next day delivery from Amazon, this is probably not aware of. “While there will always be a place for the iconic garden stool, this classic cookie-cutter aesthetic” – most often shaped like a drum and rendered in a preppy blue and white chinoiserie – “has definitely become a ‘one trick pony’,” said Manhattan interior designer Daun Curry. Boston-based designer Kristen Rivoli added, “People are tired of the ‘everybody’ look…that you can find at any big box store, and they want more unique artistic pieces.”