ISSUE 17  |  Beautiful Colors

10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Shading

April 28, 2010 10:00 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Once again, the perennial question of garden shade is upon us; here’s a roundup of some our favorite solutions.


Above: The teak Messina Umbrella (84 inches in diameter), made in Denmark by Skagerak, is $249.98 at Amazon; the Skagerak Durban Umbrella Base is $94.

Above: West Elm’s Square Four-Panel Umbrella is 96 inches square and 96 inches high and is $126 (down from $149); the powder-coated iron base is $58 (down from $69).

Above: Conran’s turquoise Bamboo Parasol (78 inches high and 78 inches in diameter) is imported from Thailand and is made of cotton and bamboo, $225. The accompanying tripod Bamboo Stand is $50.

Above: The Karlso Umbrella, 98 inches high and 118 inches in diameter, is $69 at Ikea and works with the Loko Umbrella Stand; $49 at Ikea.

Above: The Rimini Umbrella by venerable UK outdoor furnishings company Barlow Tyrie is 8.2 feet in diameter and is $899 at Amazon (via Teak, Wicker, and More). The accompanying Rimini Umbrella Base is $279.

Above: The Round Market Umbrella from Pottery Barn is available in seven colors and two sizes; the 6-foot-diameter umbrella is $99 and the 9-foot-diameter umbrella is $149. The companion cast-iron Umbrella Stand is $119.

Above: The 9-foot Maui Umbrella from Room & Board is available in four Sunbrella colors and costs $249; the powder-coated steel Maui Umbrella Base is $179.


Above: The 16-foot Coolaroo Shade Sail is $111 from Amazon.

Above: Developed by Brown Jordan for the Eames Case Study houses in Los Angeles, the Mid-Century Sunshade from DWR is $999 and the Tuuci Platform Stand is $500.

Above: The Square Shade Sail from Stacks & Stacks comes in several dimensions, the 11-by-10-foot size is $155.