What Matters

November 2021 Issue

Outside Chance

We’ve all experienced various effects from the much discussed supply chain problems. Pent up product demand, lockdowns leading to raw material and product shortages, shipping container shortages, port labor shortages, truck driver labor shortages, and shrinking warehouse capacity are all weak links in the chain. Pivoting to interior design and recognizing that people want to spend more and more time living outdoors, we arrive at a very niche problem.  Lead times for luxury outdoor furniture are at record highs. As we enter Autumn 2021 and once again prepare for indoor living, we recommend ordering your new outdoor furniture now in preparation for Spring 2022. Let us know how we may help.

Outdoor Conversion

The brilliant designers at Minotti have taken some of its most famous and best-selling indoor furniture lines and modified them in all-weather materials creating some of the most luxurious outdoor collections. The resulting styles would fool any discerning onlooker. This is true indoor/outdoor living.

Lounge Act

Poltrona Frau, known for its handcrafted Italian leather furniture, has introduced some beautiful outdoor furniture and rug collections that have softer lines and shapes.  Teak, webbing, and textiles that feel like indoor ones can take the brunt of Northeastern weather.  Imagine having this setup ready for working from home this Spring.

Hanging Out

In 1990, German company Dedon was created in partnership with the master weaving expertise found on the Philippine island of Cebu. Over the last three decades, its designs have evolved into some of the most organically shaped outdoor pieces available. Hang its famous Nestrest from a tree to get away from it all. Is this the best home office you’ve ever seen?

Cassina the Light of Day

Italian brand Cassina uses a touch of whimsy and a lot of Dune-like staging to introduce its latest outdoor furniture line. Cassina owns the rights to Le Corbusier furniture and they’ve even interpreted that series for outdoors. So, if you like a little mid-Century modern in your backyard then head to Cassina.

On the Boards

We’re making tremendous progress at our #IMLivingOnTheEdgemoor project. The custom mahogany front door is in, the windows are in, and the rough-in trades are completed. Look at how well-organized the electrical and smart home trades have wired this home!  

The Interior Matter design team has specified all of the lighting, plumbing, tile, and most other surfaces. We are now working on custom millwork throughout, as well as the furniture plans and proposals. Our clients and our team are particularly excited about the custom millwork being built-into the library, which will be fully paneled from floor to ceiling.

Stay tuned for plans for the indoor infinity pool, gym, wine room, home offices, and more.