Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Red Chaises add color

Your home doesn't end at your front or back door. Especially in San Diego, with our temperate climate, our living space extends into the outdoor spaces of our properties. These outdoor rooms warrant just as much attention to form and function as our indoor spaces. There are 4 basic steps to follow for outdoor room decorating.
1. Determine the function of the spaces. For example, you will need to choose areas for eating, entertaining, relaxing or enjoying a view or focal point within the space. Will it be covered or exposed to wet? Providing adequate shade and seating needs to be taken into consideration.
2. Determine the style and color scheme. Carry your indoor style and colors to the outdoors so that the transition flows. Pick a color from the inside and punch it up in saturation level when you carry it outside.
3. Furniture selection and placement. Choose lounging and dining furniture that fits. Position furniture to create an inviting and comfortable area. A common mistake when choosing outdoor dining furniture is selecting a set that is too large for the space. Remember you'll need ample patio space to walk around a pulled out chair.
4.Accessorize. Fabrics specifically constructed for the outdoors will soften and add luxury to an outdoor room while adding color. Potted plants add more color and texture. The choices are endless...have fun!
Any outdoor furnishings need to be able to withstand the elements; they need to be constructed for optimum strength and durability without sacrificing aesthetics.
The personality of your outdoor spaces should reflect your personal style. This can be achieved with the furnishings and decorative touches that you choose to add once we have completed a new installation. Torrey Pines Landscape Company is a design and build business. I usually visit homes 6 months and 1 year after a projects completion for a pictorial follow-up. I'm delighted to see what the homeowner has done to make their new outdoor space reflect their own taste and personal style.

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