Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Christy Ferer Shares Tips for Outdoor Furniture
Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer says break the boundaries, bring the outdoors in and take the indoors out. Architectural gems like porch posts, fences, corbels, gates, and bits of Victorian gingerbread become sculpture in the context of an enclosed space. Birdbaths, fountains, metal window casings, and wrought-iron benches give weight to interior landscapes. Likewise flats or grass, bowls of live moss, sundials, and gardens statuary breathe fresh air into indoor rooms.
Turn the inside out by using patios, porches, decks and gardens as outdoor rooms. She says experiment with pillows, throw rugs, pottery, and candlesticks. Make the ground your floor and sky your ceiling. Build walls with trellises and hedges. Accessorize with urns and statues, pottery and gazing balls. Hang a mirror in your garden. A famous horticulturist put one at the end of his bamboo walkway to make it look as if it went on forever.