Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Go Bold!

Recently, I was inspired by one of Orsa Design's '30 Days of Color' facebook posts. They mention that "going with a strong color will bring a neutral space to life". Orsa encouraged people to go bold with color. I thought about this for a minute and realized how much this also applies to outdoor living spaces. Adding a bright colored container, piece of furniture or floor mat can really make your garden space pop! Think about using a combination of these elements in the same color to tie a space together or draw one's eye to different spots in your landscape.

While in Seattle, attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, I stopped by AW Pottery. This is a pottery wholesaler, but if you have ever been to a high-end plant nursery, you have probably laid your eyes on their products. Blooming Desert Landscapes occasionally makes trips up to the sales warehouse, so if you are looking for something specific and can't find it locally, contact us.

Some of my favorite outdoor lounge furniture comes from Fermob. With color choices like paprika, cedar green, savannah, and lemon, you are sure to be inspired! Fermob also offers a variety of shapes and styles to fit your comfort needs. Starbucks is a client of theirs and we know that they want nothing more than for us to be comfortable while sipping our grande, skinny caramel macchiatos!

If you follow Blooming Desert's facebook page, you already know how much we LOVE the Mad Mats and KoKo Company outdoor floor mats. They are mildew and rot resistant, reversible, UV protected, easy to clean and produced under fair trade conditions. Did I mention they are made from recycled polypropylene (...used soda bottles, milk bottles and packing materials)?

Springtime is for planning what you want to accomplish in the coming months and deciding what new things you want to bring into your life. So, get out there and find objects that represent your style and desire! Make a statement in your outdoor living space this season. Get INSPIRED, get BOLD, get GOING!

1 comment :

  1. I love that you mentioned Fermob. I am their sales rep in Southern California and it is a fabulous line.
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