9 designer-approved outdoor furniture finds
In BOHit is new On Trend series, we’re asking designers to share their favorite finds of the moment.
It’s the season for outdoor living, and lounging on sophisticated performance furniture is the best way to soak up the sun. “We find that our customers want outdoor-appropriate pieces that don’t blatantly read or feel on the outside,” says the designer. Natasha Baradaran. “While trends have steadily shifted towards indoor-outdoor living over the past decade, [which was only] Accelerated by the pandemic, it makes sense that modern exterior designs are also starting to change.
Inspired, we asked Baradaran and the designers Mary Maydan and Sergio Mercado to share their favorite all-weather finds and the best ways to style them.
Baradaran is not afraid to mix aesthetics in a project. Drawing inspiration from her multicultural background, the Los Angeles designer effortlessly uses bold patterns and contemporary furnishings alongside soothing earth tones and touchable textiles to foster warm, inviting interiors that exude elegance.
Courtesy of Natasha Baradaran Textiles
BOBBY SAFFRON BUCKLE BY NATASHA BARADARAN TEXTILES
“This bouclé fabric comes from my own textile line. The inspiration for this fabric was a cashmere loop from Italy that I have always loved. More and more, we have customers who are interested in super soft yet durable fabrics. I intended to create something that our customers couldn’t tell was an outdoor fabric.
Courtesy of Vetro Giardini
MINI MUSEO CHAIR BY VETRO GIARDINI
“I love how outdoor furniture, especially from Italy, is becoming more creative in its materiality. While there are those who still love their clean-looking teak, I love how manufacturers like Vetro Giardini transform outdoor pieces to look more like a sculpture.
Courtesy of Link Design Studio
SCULPTURE RUG BY LINK DESIGN STUDIO
“I love the combination of cut pile and loop pile construction in the Link Outdoor rug. We recently ordered a large one for a super luxurious living room – it’s almost impossible to tell this rug is for the outdoors.
Courtesy of Maydan Architects
Maydan has earned a reputation for creating comfortable and modern interiors. The Bay Area architect and designer has a strong sense of clean lines and minimalist pieces, but not without the occasional zip of an eye-catching print or hue.
Courtesy of Paola Lenti
WAVE CHAIR BY PAOLA LENTI
Courtesy of Davide Groppi Lighting
SAMPEI FLOOR LAMP BY DAVIDE GROPPI LIGHTING
“David Groppi is a fantastic Italian lighting designer, known for its state-of-the-art lighting fixtures. I love the Sampei LED light, designed for outdoor use, which offers excellent illumination as well as a sophisticated look.
Courtesy of Skargaarden
BÖNAN LOUNGE SOFA BY SKARGAARDEN
“The Bönan lounge set is made up of modular pieces that offer many possibilities for configuring the seating area. The finesse of the structure combined with the cushions creates a feeling of lightness and comfort. It fits perfectly into the new trend of creating complete outdoor living spaces.
Courtesy of Sergio Mercado
Mercado strives to create spaces that are organized, artistic and filled with personal touches. Praised for his nuanced approach to plush fabrics and tactile materials, the New York-based designer creates well-rounded interiors that feel both elevated and livable.
Courtesy of Perennials
ON NEWSPRINT LAMB CLOTH BY PERENNIALS
“This fabric was selected because of its texture and durability. Outdoor furniture tends to have clean lines, so I like to pair very textured and soft fabrics to juxtapose them.
Courtesy of Lightology
ALABAST INDOOR/OUTDOOR TABLE LAMP BY CARPYEN AT LIGHTOLOGY
“A big plus to these already beautiful lights is that they are wireless and can simply be placed anywhere you choose that works for your home.”
Courtesy of Avenue Road
SENJA SOFA BY AVENUE ROAD
Homepage photo: An outdoor space designed by Natasha Baradaran Interior Design | Roger Davies