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Best of 2020

Looking back on the best #SWstyle design moments of 2020.


An Entertainer's Dream

Design and imagery courtesy of Parker Rose Design

Located in La Jolla, California, this property is truly the entertainer's dream, featuring multiple outdoor dining and lounge spaces with stunning ocean views. A masterclass in mixing textures and silhouettes from the Sunset West Slate color story, this installation highlights the many entertaining areas of this incredible home – the perfect staycation destination, especially in the year of COVID-19.




Shady Canyon

 
Located just off the coast of sunny Orange County, this contemporary canyon hideaway features pieces from the Redondo and Milano Collections, as well as indoor/outdoor poufs from the Bazaar. Custom landscaping and exterior design by Alterra Landscaping features a mini putting green, outdoor kitchen, and plenty of outdoor lounge areas next to the dazzling infinity pool.




Jettset Farmhouse

Image courtesy of Jettset Farmhouse, photo by Visiblestyle

For those who reside in year round warm climates, outdoor living is a huge part of everyday home life. Noell Jett, of the blog Jettset Farmhouse, shows us firsthand how she maximized her outdoor living spaces to best enjoy her Florida home with her family.

The Jettset Farmhouse, a project that Noell and her husband took on as a completely hand-built custom home from the ground up, features three main outdoor living areas for her family to enjoy.  Noell carefully selected a mix of natural teak and rustic Havana resin wicker for her space in keeping with her characteristic fresh farmhouse style. A screened in dining area (with a beautiful and functional pass-through window), and an outdoor lounge area set next to a pond complete this couple's dream family home.



Home in the Trees

Installation and images by The Tin Roof

This mountain retreat located in scenic Idaho is the perfect example of getting back to nature - a big theme we saw in 2020. Furnished by The Tin Roof, this idyllic outdoor space features the Venice collection, with a resin wicker and open weave that perfectly complement the surrounding natural tranquility. 

                                   Installation and images by The Tin Roof

Completed a recent design project with Sunset West? Send your best #SWstyle photos to aliena@sunsetwestusa.com for the chance to be featured in our upcoming Designer's Spotlight Series! 

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Winterizing Your Outdoor Furniture


With winter now here, it is important to prioritize caring for your outdoor furniture to ensure that it lasts for many seasons to come. Read along for a quick guide on winterizing your outdoor furniture. 

Step 1: Remove all cushions, throw pillows, fabric accessories, and canopies from umbrella frames. 

After drying all outdoor upholstery and textiles, place them in either designated zip up canvas covers or in a dry spot away from the extreme winter elements. While Sunbrella is rated as very durable, it is worth the effort to put a little extra care into ensuring that cushions, throw pillows, fabric accessories, and umbrella canopies are stored properly out of the elements when not in use. This practice alone can add multiple summers to your outdoor textiles lifespan. 

Step 2: Clean furniture frames. 

Whether you use a freshwater hose or spray bottle and rag, give your furniture frames a quick once over to remove all dirt, pollen, leaves, any build up from the previous season, and if you live near the coast - dried salt. While some companies offer a chemical cleaning solution to use on your furniture frames, we recommend just simply warm water mixed with 1/4 cup mild dishwashing soap.

Step 3: Disassemble fire tables and fire pits when not in use.

While winter is a lovely time to use your outdoor fire table, sometimes it is just simply too cold. If you live in a climate where you typically don't lounge outside during the winter, disassemble and disconnect your fire table from its propane source until it is time to start using them again. 

Step 4: Bring glass items inside.

If you don't plan on using your glass outdoor tables during the winter, bring them inside! While outdoor furniture frames are built to endure the elements, you never know what may fall on your table top outdoor from a tree or roofline above this season!

 

Step 5: And last but certainly not least, care for your cushions to ensure longevity of use! 

We stress this one! Please care for your cushions properly by removing them from their respective frames when not in use for long periods of time. Cushion lifespan will also benefit from being vacuumed before placing them into storage. While Sunbrella Fabrics are durable, your cushions lifespan will shorten dramatically if left sitting in inclement weather year after year. 

Step 6: Prepare for the next season of outdoor lounging.

And with the changing seasons, there are always things to look forward to. Prepare ahead of time for bringing your furniture, cushions, fire pits, and accessories back outside by pressure washing or sweeping the area in which your furniture will live. Ensuring a clean space to start out the outdoor season with. Happy lounging!

 

For more care information specific to material, please visit our Care and Maintenance Guide, here. For more information on Sunbrella Fabrics, please visit their site, here. For more information on Outdoor Furniture Cleaning Techniques visit guides from The WickeryMartha Stewart or Real Simple Magazine



 

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021

The light is at the end of the tunnel. The light being the recently announced Pantone Color of the Year 2021Illuminating. I think it is safe to say mostly everyone is over 2020, it's no secret that it's been a hard year and this bright, one might say 'illuminating', yellow that Pantone is bringing into our lives is not only wanted but much needed. In support of Illuminating we have Ultimate Gray, a tried and true neutral to tie into our new color combinations for the upcoming year. Continue reading

Sustainable Practices in the Outdoor Furniture Industry

Sunbrella is Committed to the Environment. Sunbrella products are rooted in sustainability throughout the manufacturing of the fiber, yarn, and fabric. Our dedication to quality ensures that you are getting a product that lasts longer and needs to be replaced less often, ultimately creating less waste. Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Outdoors

Keeping social distancing in mind for the Holidays can create stress and uncomfortable situations, that's why we are taking Thanksgiving outdoors this year. Continue reading

Outdoor Living with Jettset Farmhouse

For those of you who reside in year round warm climates, outdoor living is a huge part of home life, especially with how everyone is spending more time at home than usual recently. Noel Jett, of the blog Jettset Farmhouse, shows us firsthand how she maximizes her outdoor living spaces to best enjoy Florida's mild winters and dreamy summers.  Continue reading

Sunset West Wins IMC People’s Choice Award

Sunset West is proud to receive a 2020 People’s Choice Award at Las Vegas Winter Market. The inaugural People’s Choice Awards in International Market Centers’ (IMC) new Market Snapshot program honored 5 winners in various categories, Sunset West’s Grigio Accent Chair taking home the prize in the “Furniture” category. Continue reading

Win the Milano Hanging Chair!

Win the Milano Hanging Chair!

Sunset West is giving away a Milano Hanging Chair to one lucky Las Vegas Market attendee. Everyone at Las Vegas Market is welcome to enter, no purchase necessary. To participate, guests can simply stop by the Sunset West Showroom to snap a photo in the Milano Chair, and upload to Instagram using the hashtag #JustHangin’ Must follow and tag @sunsetwestusa.

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