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  • Article~Perspective New York highlights Sunbrella’s high-end fabrics for indoor use

    Jamie Sorcher -- Casual Living, October 30, 2014
    Sunbrella Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson, who provided interior design services for Sunbrella's Perspective New England series, was one of 12 designers who were asked to create vignettes using Sunbrella textiles for Wednesday's event.

    NEW YORK – Robin Thicke may be known for the hit song “Blurred Lines,” but Sunbrella is singing that tune as well. If there was ever any doubt these days about the crossover with exterior and interior design, and the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics, the company put that thought to rest with its event held Wednesday in Manhattan’s chic Meatpacking district at the Highline Stage D.

    The Perspective design program, an online video series following the stories of interior designers and their projects, has been achieved in Atlanta with an urban loft to the most recent space – a beach house in Narragansett, R.I. – but no matter what the installation, the goal is to use Sunbrella fabrics in varied spaces.

    During the media day, vignettes featured high-end design and unique fabrications from a curated list of interior designers across the country. In total, 12 designers were asked to submit room designs using Sunbrella textiles. Five were selected to do their build-outs. They included Brian Patrick Flynn, Alex Gaston, Drew McGukin, Kate Jackson and Brian Paquette.

    “We told the designers to treat this project exactly like they were working with a client,” said Gina Wicker, Sunbrella’s design and creative director. “We wanted to know how they would go about the process. They could use any Sunbrella fabric – and money was no object. It really was an exercise in how to source high-end Sunbrella. Ultimately, they all found things that they could not believe were Sunbrella fabrics – and that was the exercise.”

    Jackson, the interior designer who helmed the New England beach house, recreated the girls’ bedroom for the event. “I bought the tent on Etsy and I used chalkboard for the walls,” she said. “I went with a neutral backdrop for the sectional, but then added in preppy pillows in pinks and greens that are easily interchangeable. Putting throw pillows on the floor makes it playful.”

    Going in an unexpected direction considering the color wheel Sunbrella boasts, interior designer Paquette went for a tone-on-tone look. “Sunbrella can be seen as crazy colorful so I wanted to show the exact opposite,” he said. “When you look at this room you don’t see something that says it’s outdoor fabric. People don’t want to see durability; they just want to know that it is there.”

    Dana French // Casual Living: October 2014, Volume 54 Issue 10, Page 94

    The article quotes results from a survey conducted by Casual Living magazine. The survey "defined an outdoor room as an outdoor area that's been converted into a comfortable living space, covered or not covered, and is used for grilling, relaxing and entertaining."

    Undeniably it states that today's consumers are having a love affair with their outdoor spaces.Overall, 83% said their outdoor room is important.And, more than half are spending more time outdoors this season than they did last year.

    The survey especially noted comments from three individuals surveyed as follows:
    "A 26-year old from California eloquently describes her outdoor room as a place "to go outside, but still have privacy, especially in the middle of the city. It's coming home after a long day at work and feeling the breeze on my feet or waking up on a weekend morning and having coffee with the warm morning sunshine. It's an overall feeling of exhaling and relaxing."

    "According to a 29-year old living in Washington, her outdoor room "is a true extension of the indoor space. It's a place for relaxation and entertaining and should be well-furnished and inviting""

    "And a consumer living in Missouri opines " My outdoor room is a place to feel connected with wildlife and nature while in the comfort of my own property. It's somewhere to enjoy the sound of birds and rustling trees and to watch the flicker of the fire pit. It's somewhere to entertain guests and show off to neighbors."
  • Pattern-El Greco Calypso

    The Sunbrella El Greco Calypso jacquard (pictured below) is a wonderful mid-scale "greek key" design from their newest collection. We love it on this indoor upholstered chair. It’s ideal for the kids sticky hands, muddy paw prints, or the "grown ups" red wine spills. Such a fun pattern and color!

    Pattern:  #45706-0000-El Greco Calypso


  • Article-Key trend palettes expected to influence interiors next year released by color authority Pantone

    Pantone reveals 2015 Home + Interiors forecast

    Color authority predicts nine key palettes
    Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, March 17, 2014
    Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015

    The Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 forecast includes nine key palettes expected to influence interiors next year.

    Global color authority Pantone today revealed its Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 forecast, featuring nine key trend palettes expected to influence interiors next year.

    “While rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines, style and color coordination in the home remains a consistent goal,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “The Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 forecast can validate some pre-conceived color choices, while also giving new color inspiration and direction.”

    The nine palettes for 2015 are:
    Style-Setting: The purple family of colors plays against mahogany, off-white, gray and taupe, and picks up some shimmer with Frosted Almond and Champagne Beige.
    Abstractions: Color pairings that might at first blush appear to be random, including grape and apricot, Red Dahlia, Stonewashed blue, Hazel brown and Vineyard Green.
    Botanicum: A sophisticated grouping of natural hues, including shadings of green, grape and Café au Lait, often counter-balanced with dusty or smoky tones of blue and orchid.
    Zensations: Offsetting shades from the blue and blue-green family with a compelling red, an atmospheric green and sparkling silver and gold.
    Urban Jungle: Civilizing chaos by marrying animal skin tones with deep blue-greens, a vibrant greenish yellow, plus black and white.
    Tinted Medley: A harmonious medley of closely related, warm tones of peach and pink including Bellini, Apricot Wash, Peach Amber and Macadamia underscored by roses and yellows as well as a rosy-taupe.
    Past Traces: Contemporizing “gently worn” shades such as Pastel Parchment, Cameo Green, Faded Denim and Dusty Cedar.
    Serendipity: A melange of “unlikely designs and unexpected colors,” including orange and Eggshell Blue, Bright Chartreuse and yellow gold, hot pink and scarlet – with Tiger’s Eye taupe as a neutral.
    Spontaneity: Upbeat hues of Sunkist Coral, Marigold and cantaloupe are complemented by Kelly Green and floral accents of Hyacinth, Violet Quartz, Winsome Orchid or Misty Jade.
  • Sunbrella Sighting

    This is a love it! So beautiful how the warm Sunbrella Dupione Papaya coordinates with this wood finish. Transport me to that chaise with a drink in hand!

    Pattern: #8053-Dupione Papaya


    This is a question we get asked quite often.

    The answer is yes and no.

    The Sunbrella 54" Canvas is exactly the same front and back and is then said to be, for this reason, a reversible fabric. Both sides of the fabric receive the same soil & stain repellant treatment. This is wonderful especially when using the fabric in window applications.

    Some other Sunbrella fabrics are not. An example would be a jacquard pattern like 45746-0001 Elegance Marble., This pattern is constructed so that the pretty colorful top side of the fabric is obvious and is, for this reason, the only side that receives the soil & stain repellant treatment.

    Sunbrella awning and marine fabric is reversible from a designers viewpoint, but there is in fact a correct side of the fabric, which has been inspected and labeled as awning or marine grade fabric.

    When in doubt, it's best to consult with your professional upholsterer or interior designer so that you will be sure to receive the longest and highest performance possible from your Sunbrella purchase.

  • Customer Project

    Thank you for sending in a picture of the seating area in your fitness studio.  Great place for your clients to hang out at while waiting to "break a sweat!"

    Pattern: #5404-Canvas Natural

    Shawnte-Santa Monica, CA


  • See how Sunbrella is spun and woven into fabric!

    If you have ever been curious how fabric is made this is a great video to watch.

    From the designers vision for a new design. In this case the Sunbrella stripe Foster Metallic. She is inspired to develop an already existing stripe pattern with this new color combination of yellow, gray and black.

    At the Glen Raven textile mill (owner of Sunbrella), the bales of fiber are shown delivered by truck to the mill.

    The mixed and fluffed-up Sunbrella fiber goes into a carding machine which cleans the fibers some more and makes them lie side by side.The combing action of the carding machine finishes the job of cleaning and straightening the fibers, and makes them into a soft, untwisted rope called a sliver (pronounced sly-ver).

    Barrels of this rope are moved to the spinning machines. On modern spinning frames, yarn is made directly from the sliver. The spinning devices take fibers from the sliver and rotate it in a very high speed twist that makes fibers into a yarn for weaving into fabrics.

    Next, machines called looms weave yarns into fabrics the same way the first handweaving frames did. Modern looms work at great speeds, interlacing the length-wise yarns (warp) and the crosswise yarns (filling). The woven fabric, called gray goods, is then sent to be finished.

    The video doesn't show the finishing process but fabrics can be finished in many different ways to achieve the desired effect. For Sunbrella furniture fabrics a finishing process is employed to soften the fabrics so they are comfortable against the skin when manufactured into a pillow or seat cushion for example.

    Click on the link below:

  • Customer Project

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your Sunbrella project!  The poolside tanning bed looks great and the drapery panels really enhance the outdoor space.   Looks like you are ready for summer!

    Pattern: #5432 Canvas Bay Brown

    Steve-Sherman Oaks, CA

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  • Customer Projects

    We encourage our customers to send in pictures of their finished Sunbrella projects, so that we can post them up on our blog and inspire others!

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