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Linking indoors and outdoors.

Because indoors and outdoors merge in so many Western homes, house and garden furnishings are likely to be part of the same picture. The rooms shown here

offer a few ideas for visually linking interior and exterior furnishings.

* Bring the colors of your landscape indoors. The Santa Barbara living room above unites the rosy hues of a trellis-op bougainvillea, rose beds, and heirloom paintings.

* Use the same fabric or colors indoors and out. The heavy cotton striped fabric (above) continues outdoors, where it covers polyester fiberfill cushions that don't retain moisture.

* Bring outdoor furniture indoors. Increasingly, manufacturers are offering lines-aluminum, wrought iron, wood, rattan, wicker-that can work well in either place. In the Seattle garden room above, the willow settee and table echo forms seen outside the windows, and the teal-painted cedar chair can migrate to and from the garden when needed.

Designs: Santa Barbara designer Douglas R. Bartoli; Ann Janisse and Judith Gille, of City People's Garden Store, Seattle.
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Title Annotation:Inside the Western Home; interior decoration
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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