ISSUE 28  |  The Smart Home

Design Sleuth: Christine’s Outdoor Rug

July 11, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

All you really need to create an outdoor room is the right rug.

Christine’s weatherproof choice anchors a simple seating area to define her deck as living space. Irresistible living space, in our opinion. Here’s how to create the look:

Above: The graphic blue-and-white print creates geometric contrast to the green leaves of the garden. The Alma Carpet, available in four sizes, costs from $58 to $513 from Scandanavian Center. For more, see “The Reluctant Gardener: Christine’s London Oasis.”

Above: Christine’s rug adds an exotic note to her outdoor space.

Above: A reversible Alma rug from Brita of Sweden is weatherproof. The soft plastic rug, available in rusty brown as well, is available in five sizes. Photograph by Kristin Perers. Looking for more outdoor inspiration? See 356 images of Decks and Patios in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.