Outdoor Fabric Resources

I spent a couple hours last night putting together the outdoor fabrics supplier list on the resources page. I hope you find it useful whenever you want to find some fabric to go in your outdoor rooms. (If you see a supplier that I have missed, do let me know so I can add it!)

outdoor fabric scheme

Relatedly — the other day I rolled out of bed and, because it is getting chilly, slipped on the closest sweatshirt I could find. It happened to be one that I bought at Lucky Brand Jeans a couple years ago.   It’s camouflage. (you can see it here, and just so you don’t think I’ve gone off the fashion rails — check out this…she looks great; camo is cool.)
Anyway, back to me putting the sweatshirt on…I was in my pajamas (as I said, I had just crawled out of bed) which happened to be a t-shirt and a pair of knit shorts that are creamy white and have a dainty little black flowers on them.  No picture (sorry) – so you will just have to imagine….but they are very old-school Laura Ashley.  As I stumbled to the coffee pot, I passed a mirror and in my early morning grogginess I was struck with inspiration.  I kinda loved the contrast of the camo with the dainty flowers and I’ve been thinking about it since.

So as I was perusing all the fabric websites last night, I was keeping an eye out for fabrics that could make my vision of a rough but sweet garden lounging bench a reality. I’m thinking a big wide bench with a lounging cushion and lots of pillows under a pergola.   This is what I came up with -I think its fresh, but also earthy and gritty, just like I like my gardens – do you like it?  or should I go have another cup of coffee?

fabric sources clockwise from top left. Les indiennes,JandO Fabrics ,Les indiennes, Pierre Frey, Sina Pearson, and (trim) Link



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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. landscaping service phoenix on September 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Picking out the right outdoor fabric is very important to withstand the changing weather. Thanks for putting this list together, very useful.

  2. Lilia Rhodes on September 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Well, I like your idea. I’m thinking of you using vibrant colors since these colors can lighten up a person’s mood. They are also refreshing to look at.

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