HGTV - 43 Top Outdoor Design Trends
mr alex TATE gives us his take on what's trendy and new in outdoor design and furniture in this issue of HGTV's "43 Top Outdoor Design Trends".
"Alex Alonso has spotted interest in patio furniture that "feels a little unique" and can be used indoors or out. Alonso, the founder and creative principal of mr. alex TATE Design, a design studio with offices in Miami and Los Angeles, says, "The focus is on the details — frame and textile. It has really become more about making the outdoors flow seamlessly with the rest of the indoor living spaces. Clients are focusing on pieces with more 'indoor' details, and though they may be woven, teak or aluminum-framed, they have softer curves and higher backs for lounging." He adds that suppliers are offering more performance fabrics beyond the usual stripes and solids, so "There's a bigger appetite for infusing more personality into the exterior living and dining spaces."'