Dear June: Indoors or Outdoors Next?



With the winter we had this year, most families can’t wait to go outside.  Customers ask us what advice we have for clients who want to have design work done for their outdoor living spaces.   They tell us they have been contemplating – and procrastinating – this project for several years.

It appears everyone will appreciate spring this year more than ever!  Fortunately, there are many exciting outcomes we can offer our clients.

Today, homeowners prefer to treat their outdoor spaces as complete rooms and every surface can be used as design space.

Often, we start with indoor/outdoor rugs that can be added to create a splash of color, designate a space, and create warmth.  Once seating areas have been defined, we move on to lighting.  This is an area that is often overlooked when redoing exterior spaces, but lighting is a very important consideration when designing any space.  After all, you don’t want to retreat indoors just because the sun is setting.  At our Retail Store and Design Center, we offer several lines of exterior lights, chandeliers, and even weather-friendly lamp shades.   We have some of the most wonderful combinations of furniture that you can enjoy for a lifetime.  With the many complete home furnishings in 20l9 that we did for clients moving here from out of state, we could start our own outdoor store!

When it comes to furniture, “it can be a jungle out there.”  The consumer often feels that there are some options in stores, but not much information is available when purchasing outdoor furniture.  At June DeLugas Interiors, Inc., we offer high quality lines of exterior furniture, in a wide range of finishes, complemented by a broad range of Sunbrella fade and water-resistant fabrics.    Come in and ask for one of our designers to help you with selecting just the perfect fabric and outdoor setting for your family.

Some of our most recent homes are featured in the photos with this article.  The best part of having designers help you is the enjoyment of a lifetime knowing it was time and money well spent to have your fabrics perfectly coordinated with tables and chairs, sofas, and ottomans.  In a month or so, the birds will be chirping, and it will be time to get the grill out and start the outdoor fun.  My daughter loves to build a fire in her backyard fire pit with friends and family.  Entertaining outdoors is something we can look forward to soon.    Call us for your next project, whether it is indoors or outdoors.   We will make it seamless.


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