Take It Outside

When it comes to decorating your outdoor living areas, it’s imperative to select functional and comfortable pieces that invite you to enjoy some downtime amongst the trees. But of course said practicality should come second to the design. Top design houses are making the selection process simple by implementing strong elements like smart, clean lines coupled with textured weaves in a streamlined marriage of form and function. We look to new releases from the likes of Luminaire, B&B Italia, Fendi Casa, Poltrona Frau, Bobby Berk Home, and other top-of-the-liners for inspiration.

Ghisa bench design by Riccardo Blumer & Matteo Borghi for Alias, $3,200 as shown; available at Poltrona Frau Group Miami.

Fendi Casa
The Intrigo lounger with logo upholstery by Fendi Casa, price upon request; available at Luxury Living, Miami Design District http://www.fendi.com

The Ami Sofa by Francesco Rota, price upon request; available at Luminaire, Outdoor Therapy showrooms http://luminaire.com

Portofino white hanging chair, $1,050; available at MIYO Home, Miami. www.miyohome.com

Mary Katrantzou
Runway look from the spring/ summer 2011 collection by Mary Katrantzou. Each piece in this collection showcased a piece of photography from Guy Bourdin or Helmut Newton

Alis on outdoor sectional, price upon request, at Minotti showrooms. http://www.minotti.com/

B&B Italia
Charles outdoor sofa by B&B Italia, price upon request; available at Inside Out showrooms, DCOTA, 954-920-2010 and Miami Design District , 305-576-5552 http://www.bebitalia.it

Januset Cie
Trenza Armchair, $1,244; available at januset cie showrooms