Textile designers have elevated outdoor textiles to emulate luxurious textured collections with sophisticated patterns, elegant colorways and complementary coordinates formerly available only in interior textiles.
This further blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces, rendering seamless design integration. We see a leading trend toward incorporating outdoor rugs as Americans seek to enhance outdoor living areas.
Interestingly, these new design perspectives, guided by technological enhancements, provide the opportunity to bring outside textiles inside with their delightfully forgiving fade-resistant and stain-resistant properties.
The Sunbrella® Lagoon Collection features five coordinated fabrics in complementary shades of blue, green and beige. From top: Fischer Lagoon, Spectrum Peacock, Accord Jade, Stanton Lagoon and Heritage Ashe. Visit for retail stores throughout South Florida.
Phifer’s Sterling Topaz Indoor/Outdoor Designed Fabrics Collection is crafted with opulent, topaz gold tones and paired with deep, moody grays for a luxurious palette that speaks to high design and collected treasures. Available in Phifer’s GeoBella® cushion and coordinating Phifertex® sling fabrics. Available through Suncoast Aluminum Furniture in Fort Myers and Rogers Cushions/Classic Cushions in Vero Beach.
Pindler’s Newport Mansions Doris Duke™ Indoor/Outdoor Collection is an eclectic assortment of exotic patterns inspired by the batiks, sarongs, kimonos and personal gatherings of an iconic world traveler, Doris Duke. Available to designers at the Pindler DCOTA showroom in Dania Beach.
New for 2015, luxury textures from Link Outdoor include from top to bottom: Lux Stripe, a velvety hand with a ground of soft chenille with boucle stripes; Plush, a chenille and terry loop; Savannah, a fine boucle texture; Worn Away, a tight weave; Safari, a chevron of chenille, boucle and cord yarns; among others. Available from Jeffrey Michaels at DCOTA in Dania Beach.
Stephanie Ferguson Designs’ sophisticated black and white geometrics are a departure from the designer’s usual bold, bright graphics. The soiland water-repellent polyester provides 500 hours UV lightfastness, for shaded outdoor environments. Available at Stephanie Ferguson Designs in Stuart.
Aura by Surya for Kate Spain is an outdoor rug collection of 100 percent polypropylene, hand-hooked in China. Available at La-Z-Boy and Thomasville stores throughout South Florida.
The Rug Market America’s Resort Collection includes Giverny, a Claude Monet-inspired impressionist pattern constructed of UV protected polyester. Available at Collective DESIGN Studios in Jupiter, D&D Design Group in Palm Beach Gardens, Décor & Vous Design Inc. in Pompano Beach and Bellini in Boca Raton and Miami.
Design Excellence Award Winner, the Ariatta rug from Couristan’s Covington Collection is available in a variety of sizes and in colors of navy/ivory or sea mist/ivory. Hand-hooked in China with fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene, it is suitable for covered outdoor areas. Visit for retailers throughout South Florida.
Loloi’s Oasis Collection is power loomed in Egypt with 100 percent polypropylene yarns tested to withstand UV rays and rain for all-weather use. Shown here in navy/orange, the collection contains varied colorways in graphic and floral patterns. Available at El Dorado Furniture and City Furniture.
Treasure Garden’s Belgian-made Champagne and neptune outdoor rug is constructed of 100 percent UV stable, fade-resistant polypropylene. Shown here with Treasure Garden’s 9-foot Auto Tilt – Octagon Outdoor Umbrella. Visit for retailers throughout South Florida.