September 24, 2014

High Performance Sunbrella Fabrics Shine in Beach House Makeover

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Sponsored by Sunbrella

From wet bathing suit bottoms and sticky Popsicle juice to sandy feet and muddy paws, the Hall family’s beach house in Narragansett, Rhode Island had seen it all. Unfiltered sunlight streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows faded the living room furniture so badly that the slipcovers had to be replaced twice in three years. An awkward furniture layout in the downstairs living area wasn’t working with the homeowners’ love for entertaining. And while the large outdoor living spaces in the backyard seemed to have a lot of potential, they were a little bit more shabby than chic.

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Enter Kate Jackson, a Rhode Island-based interior designer chosen to breathe new life into the beach house’s design. Armed with fade- and stain-resistant fabrics from Sunbrella, she redesigns each room of the beach house in a series of web-based episodes;

The Beach House

is Part III of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of life. All seven episodes of The Beach House are available and can be viewed online



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Each episode takes viewers through design challenges that every family faces and follows along on Jackson’s shopping trips for new furniture, accessories and of course, Sunbrella fabric. Jackson tackles fading in the living room and dining room by incorporating Sunbrella sheers and retractable awnings. Using new teak and wicker outdoor furniture in clever arrangements, the large beachfront backyard is divided into three distinct areas for lounging, dining and entertaining guests. And the third floor bonus room, once a dumping ground for the Halls’ tween daughters’ toys and clothes, is transformed into a colorful and whimsical bedroom/play area.

Will the homeowners love their new, sophisticated, durable and coastal chic design? The only way to find out is to watch it here:

The Beach House


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