Rain or Shine: Fabrics that get fresh with the seasons


Trina Turk for Schumacher . Pieces

After having been tucked inside this winter….oh and I know everyone says it wasn’t so bad, and I AM happy that I slide stepped around mountains of snow.  Still I can’t help thinking winter had it’s chance to show up and it didn’t – so it’s time to move it along.  I planted my flowers at the front of my brownstone a few weeks ago and by some miracle they survived the snow and 25 degree temps.  Poor babies.  Last weekend I tackled the flowers on the back deck and they bring a happy pop of color to my little outdoor haven.

Trina Turk for Schumacher . Carmel Coastline in Navy, Santorini in Orange, and Arches in Yellow.


Portioco Collection

Thibaut . Portico Collection

When I lived on Milford Street I loved my roof deck, but boy was it windy up there.  I envisioned my newly purchased, custom made pillows careening over the railing and sailing through the South End.  I have no doubt they would have caused a stir –  in all their eye popping color glory.  My own little unintended, interactive art exhibit.  You can understand why I opted to dump my money into the roof instead of off of it.  Can’t you?
While normally I side with the Carrie Bradshaw’s of the world and like my money right where I can see it.  There is nothing more disconcerting than spying a puddle or more on your floor, and knowing for certain that you’ll be crying because it’s not over spilt milk (or a glass of water as the case may be).  Delay my pillow gratification I did.

Carosel Confetti

Sunbrella . Carousel Confetti

New Year, new home, new perfectly sheltered and cozily charming environment, I am ready for those puffy, pillowy clouds to alight my sofa and chairs.  An Outdoor Fabric is a must as I don’t envision bringing them indoors every time I use the space, and while I can cover the furnishings – I am more of a no muss no fuss kind of gal.  With the right fabric they should be able to stand up to the riggers of a little rain and sunshine.  Maybe if I talk to them they’ll grow.  That combination always works so well with my flowers.

Please do let me know which of these would inspire you to come for a visit to sip a cocktail and pass the time.  I’m anxious to know your opinion before I take the plunge.

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