The warm weather of the past week has reminded us that it is time to give a little attention to our outdoor living areas. These outside gathering places should be just as inviting as our indoor spaces. New products for outdoor use are constantly being introduced - from furniture and carpeting, to lighting and even privacy panels. One of the hardest working design elements that gets better every year is outdoor fabrics. Colors and textures have improved to the point that often they cannot be distinguished from many indoor textiles. Yet, they are washable and fade resistant. In fact, these fabrics stand up to the sun and stains so beautifully that we recommend them for many indoor applications such as window seat cushions, slipcovers, and leading edge banding (so as to protect shades and drapery from strong sunlight). On the patio, they can be incorporated into cushions, pillows, tablecloths, runners, placemats, awnings, umbrellas, privacy panels (just about anything under the sun - pun intended). Consider creating some outdoor comfort for your home using these great patterns from Kravet.