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My Favorite Outdoor Daybeds!

picture-105 Imagine your very own outdoor living area,with not only seating, but an outdoor daybed on which to nap! Heaven!!

Most have steel frame construction with a resin or wicker weave that would definitely survive the elements.

Although you may possibly think indoors is the place for a bedroom, the way to utilize your backyard as a private retreat is to recreate all the primary indoor living areas.

With our current economy, the new thinking is to refine our own backyards, rather than taking expensive vacations elsewhere. A lot of the population already has in ground or above ground pools, landscaped spaces, outdoor kitchen facilities to some degree, and at the very minimum a picnic table. The addition of an outdoor daybed adds another “room” to the private retreat.

Sure, hammocks were the outdoor “bedroom” of the past, but getting in or out of one, was a challenge. An advantage to an outdoor daybed is that they are stationary. They are also at a reasonable height for any age to gain access. They can be sighted anywhere in the outdoor space and most are unique enough in appearance to be a focal point. An added bonus is that they provide additional seating to the “living room” of the yard.

Nothing is more appealing than the thought of sinking into the cushions of an outdoor daybed on a hot, lazy summer afternoon, while the spouse is cooking on the grill, of course. Another vision is reclining on one with a spectacular sunset in front of you. Ok, back to reality, it is a treat to dream of outdoor daybeds when there is a foot of snow outside.

Which one is your favorite?

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These beautiful daybeds are made by Lifeshop Collection, a company that is specialized in indoor and outdoor contract furniture, hotel furniture, contract lighting, contract artwork, casegoods, and resin furniture. A piece of outdoor furniture like this would be great, to relax outside your house, and breathe fresh air. These pieces would be also awesome for an outdoor party.

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A part of the woven outdoor furniture collection, the Barlow Tyrie Dune Woven Daybed creates a distinctive and sculptural style with gorgeous free-flowing forms. Designed by Vladimir Kagan, the Barlow Tyrie Dune Daybed creates a peaceful and soothing corner where you can relax and enjoy the summer months.

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Take it indoors or out, the Sushi Daybed by Vivavi is an eye-catching addition to any setting. Hand-woven water hyacinth is wrapped tightly around a durable rattan frame to create this unique home furnishing.

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The Ragatta Day Bed is the most striking daybed in the Lifeshop Collection. The looming arch adds a touch of class to the bed. I particularly like the way the frame wraps the foot of the day bed. The framing is done in teak. The seat is plush and cozy, with detachable cuddly cushions. To sum up, it is an elegant, stylish, modern piece of furniture that will transform any room and redefine comfort.

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Grand Cayman Daybed  by Alfresco Home.  Drift away into your dreams in this beautiful, unique daybed.
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What could be more luxurious than indulging in a dreamy nap on the canopied Zinnia wicker daybed? This stunning daybed from the WeatherMaster line by Laneventure is described as “somewhere between the opulence of an Orient-Express sleeper and the gentility of the veranda…” A design by Celerie Kemble, the Zinnia has a frame handwoven from real, sustainable rattan with 41 custom finishes available!
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Salome Daybed from Lifeshop Furniture Collection. The round bade has been made from cane which makes it ideal for outdoor usage.

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Which one of these outdoor daybeds is your favorite and why ? Please let me know about it by leaving a comment! Thank you.

Many shades of Blue!

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Elle Decor

Blue brings to mind a beautiful sky in summer and the calmness of a still turquoise sea.

Its coolness helps people relax and take life at a more leisurely pace.

Blue is one of the easiest colors to decorate with. Blue will appeal to a wide range of people because it is a calm and relaxing color.

In Feng Shui, blue corresponds to the water element. This element connects to flowing water, so if you place a water feature in a water room, you are balancing the existing  energies there. Water is a support for the career area of your home. Water is also a also seen as a positive activator that can help accumulate wealth, increasing your prosperity, as it is always moving positive Chi energy around the home.

Blue is a soothing color. Emotionally, it can help release tensions and help you unwind.

You might not want to use Blue in an already cold space, because it will tend to cool a room even more. You also may not want to use it in a room without much natural light as darker shades of blue can sometimes feel depressing and gloomy.

Blue accommodates  very well with Browns as this color is much warmer and balances the coolness of the blue creating a better balance. Blue and Brown make a perfect color combination for a sophisticated office or living room design.

White is also a good color to use with Blue. It will give a very fresh and clean look to any room. You think summer house holidays with this refreshing combination of colors…

Ever wondered how many shades of blue existed?

Well...there are many... some of the most used are: Azure blue, Indigo blue, Cyan blue, Turquoise blue, Teal blue, Navy blue, Sapphire blue, Steel Blue, Midnight Blue, Ultramarine blue, Baby blue...

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Beautiful combination cyan blue  with red accessories in this comfortable living room- Toby Fairley

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Eclectic dining room  design interior. Very fun an appealing! Guaranties happy moments at dinner times! -  Margot Austin

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From Cyan and sapphire blue velvet pillows to Turquoise grasscloth wallpaper walls, sky blue sofa and modern striped blue curtains ... A beautiful way to mix blues using different textures - Elle Decor

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Dreamy blue  for this relaxing bedroom- Brian McKarty

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Turquoise nightstand against a light blue wall paired with lavender. How divine!- Margot Austin

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Softness and simplicity with this clean line baby blue daybed-  Austin Harrelson

For more information for the colors to use for designing with Feng Shui, contactmarie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.manobluedesign.com

Have you used blue paint in your home? What kind of blue have your used? Do you think that you are likely to use blue in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

10 Fabulous Daybeds!

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The daybed is an extraordinary piece of furniture with multi-purposes that has a long history dating back to the medieval times. This means that some form of the daybed frame has been around for centuries. However, they have gone through many changes throughout the years.

The designs created by the ancient Greek, Roman and the Egyptian artisans and designs made during the Victorian Age were the foundation for all the designs that are available today. It seems that every culture has some form of daybed frame ranging from the very simple to the complex. It has always been an essential part of any home and still holds value today.

A cross between chaise long, couch and a bed.

Daybeds typically feature a back and sides and come in Twin Size (38" x 75"). Often they will also feature a trundle to expand sleeping capacity.

Different from regular beds, they  can be put in the living rooms or drawing room and are meant for relaxing during the daytime. Perfect to be curled up in with a book. Great fun to lounge with loved ones or by yourself on a lazy afternoon.

Here a few of my favorite daybeds designs! Which one is your favorite?

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The top photo is of the Mandalay Daybed at Williams-Sonoma Home. The basket weave rattan gives it a natural warmth while its rectilinear shape keeps things modern.

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The Taru Daybed from Z Gallerie has caned back and sides. Its canopy manages to make a simple piece of furnishing into a semi-private retreat.

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Most of daybeds leave much to be desired when it comes designs. However the Cocoon Daybed doesn’t suffer from the same fate and we are thankful for that. This sexy bed is made of hard wood and one can choose between a wenge or natural finsh.The contoured head panel  and the movable tablet are the highlight of the bed.

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The Lumper Lounger from Jonathan Adler offers an contemporary elegance with an all tufted look.

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A reproduction of the classic designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in 1929 which you can find here.  Incredible quality Italian leather!

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Darby Daybed from J. Robert Scott- An elegant shape, art deco style piece of furniture in red mahogany and a luxurious grey velvet fabric.

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Canyon Daybed from Powell & Bonnell- Contemporary daybed with a maple hardwood frame and luxurious silk striped fabric. Very classy!

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Cicero Daybed by  NiedermaierFully upholstered with maple wood frame base.

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Cadan Wing Bench by  DESIGNLUSHCroc. Embossed Leather with Acrylic leg

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Louise Daybed by OdegardThe earliest examples of the Day Bed have been found in Egyptian tombs of the 1st Dynasty (3100 BC). The renowned designer Paul Mathieu has re-interpreted this classic form. Paul’s low, curvaceous interpretation is a contemporary homage to the traditional Indian craft of metal clad furniture. This elegant piece is hand carved from solid pieces of teak and hend clad in your choice of any of our metal finishes; copper, brass, white metal, or silver.

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@manobluedesign.com and visit our site on www.manobluedesign.com

Which one of these daybeds is your favorite ? Do you think that you are likely to buy a daybed for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!