With spring right around the corner, now is a good time to begin thinking about furnishings and fabrics that can be used both indoors and out, and of course that includes the Sunbrella line of indoor/outdoor fabrics. Internationally acclaimed furniture and textile designer Richard Frinier drew inspiration for his latest collection of Sunbrella fabrics from the world-renowned resort destination of Santa Barbara, California. The Santa Barbara Collection embraces the locale’s natural landscape and is comprised of three base cloths (Beach, Duck and expanded colorways of Sahara), two stripes (Coastline and Summer) and three patterns (Botanico, El Paseo and Esplanade).
“Known around the world as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is truly an international resort destination, rich with California history and the very best of coastal living,” said Frinier, who is building a new residence and studio in Santa Barbara. “I look forward to calling this sought-after haven ‘home,’ where I can enjoy a California lifestyle in a more rural setting – closer to nature – and draw inspiration for my designs.”
Santa Barbara’s bucolic setting is very reminiscent of early California plein air, or open air, paintings for which this area is best known. Frinier’s latest textile collection subtly captures the area’s amazingly varied landscape, from the majestic mountains, rolling hills and winding roads to the pastoral ranches, historic estates and vintage cottages to the many beaches, hiking trails, and shopping and marketplace areas lined with cobblestones.
Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. The Sunbrella brand is the leading premium fabric choice for awning, marine and furniture manufacturers, offering legendary durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning. If you’d like to see some Sunbrella samples and learn more about how Sunbrella fabrics can be used in your home, give us a call at 770-251-4557.