Designing a teen- and pet-friendly outside vital space

August 31, 2017 - accent chair


(The Washington Post)

Susan Noble had to rebuild the 30-by-12-foot screened porch on her Arnold home after a tree dejected it dual years ago. She bought some seat though mislaid her proclivity as a continue incited colder, and she never finished decorating. She wants a teen- and dog-friendly space with room for outside dishes and unresolved out and needs to work around a 3 sets of shifting potion doors that lead into a home. She wants to incorporate a dining list and a vast pivot chair into a new design.


(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designer Mark Borys creates apart though cohesive areas for outside dining and lounging. He chooses finishes and colors for a lounging area that are kid- and pet-friendly though that element a purify settlement and gentle tones of a dining table. He mixes colors and textures and uses pieces of several sizes to emanate an mouth-watering and visually engaging space.


(Interior digest by Rodney Co//3D Storm Studio/For The Washington Post)

Designate areas for a dog with a special bed and feeding hire to make it feel gentle and enclosed in a family’s activities. An area carpet anchors a seating area and helps conclude a apart zones of a space. Layer a space with soil-repellent textiles, such as polypropylene and Sunbrella, to withstand a elements and a wear and rip from pets and teens. Inject tone and settlement with blue-and-white accent pillows. Consider purchasing during slightest a 12-inch down rod for a new roof fan to disseminate atmosphere and keep a porch cold on prohibited days. Plants can be used as high settlement accents to change a scale of a room. Opt for evergreens that can endure vacillating temperatures. Choose seat that is reasonably sized and streamlined to concede for gentle transformation via a space.


(Courtesy of Mark Borys)

Borys, with Perceptions Interiors (202-330-5619, perceptions interiors.com), is formed in a District.


(CB2; Ikea)

SPLURGE: Woven Malawi accent chair ($399, cb2.com), left. SAVE: Mastholmen outside armchair ($100, ikea.com).


(Pottery barn; Room and Board)

SPLURGE: Chatham stacking dining armchair in dim sugar ($312 each, potterybarn.com), left. SAVE: Rio chair in china ($99 each, roomandboard.com).

Furniture: Dune lounge with Sunbrella cushions in taupe ($1,399) and lattice solid tiny side table ($229), both from crateandbarrel.com.

Accessories: 52-inch Minka Aire roto prosaic white roof fan with 12-inch fan stick ($197.94, lampsplus.com); Ombre blueprint
8-by-11-foot outside area carpet in blue
($299) and medallion ribbon blue outside pillows ($69.50 each), both from frontgate.com; radius planter in gray ($199 for large, westelm.com); 30-by-40-inch outside pet bed in blue ($59.99, petco.com); mistake fur sheepskin 2-by-3-foot throw/rug in creamy ($24.99, bedbathandbeyond.com); Madison pet play and mount in vast ($99, potterybarn.com); 12½ -foot 10-light white transparent cosmetic LED creation fibre lights ($24.98, lowes.com).

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