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Outdoor fabrics for garden and Poolside


With the arrival of summer this month our thoughts turn to the garden and how best to turn outside corners into eating and sitting areas to relax and enjoy the long summer days and evenings.


Think of your outdoor space as a great place in which to experiment with some fresh patterns and colours, maybe thoughts or ideas that you have dismissed for inside the home. Living on an island the tendency is to go for coastal colours so I’ve included a few fresh ideas for those of us lucky enough to live near the beach. The graphic prints go well in more contemporary homes or town dwellers with balconies.

Pottery Barn Cushions, Awning stripeAwning stripe cushions from Pottery Barn come in a wide range of colours and sizes with seat cushions and awnings to match.


This year the interior design companies have been coming up with some colourful ideas for fabrics that are suitable to use outside.  The new range from Kirkby Design, part of the UK’s own Romo Group, sees a unique selection of bold and bright outdoor fabrics that are bang on trend for your garden this summer.


The Terrazzo Outdoor Collection gives us the scope to experiment with some fresh colours and patterns. The Terrazzo Prints, a collection of bold, eye catching graphic prints in five super designs are made in a versatile water repellent fabric and along with the Terrazzo Plains consisting of two designs to compliment your scheme in a large choice of colours.

Designers Guild Tarifa, turquoise

Designers Guild Tarifa, Pistachio

Designers Guild Tarifa Collection, available in four really usable colourways, is a striking stripe design for use in the garden and even on poolside furniture


Cushions can be an easy way to give your furniture a new lease of life without too much cost. The Pottery Barn has a lovely selection of cushions suitable for outdoor use.




Most of all have fun with your fabrics, pour yourself a glass of chilled rosé and grab some interiors magazines and relax!

All fabrics can be purchased through Josephine Interiors

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  • Reply
    Sue Nixon
    June 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Some really lovely ideas. Thank you

    Especially like the first photo with the crab cushion…great fun!

    • Reply
      June 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Sue
      Glad you liked the post. The crab cushion gives a subtle seaside touch to the scheme without being too cliched!

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