Fabrics from Lee Jofa and Kravet
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Sunbrella water-repellent acrylic Trestle by Waterworks Collection for Kravet Soleil, shown in Admiral, Kravet, Merchandise Mart, 312-527-0505; kravet.com. Latex-backed stain-repellent acrylic and polyester Escher by Waterworks Collection for Kravet Soleil, shown in Grass, Kravet. Linen and cotton Autumn Bean by Seacloth, shown in Forest, Lee Jofa, Merchandise Mart, 312-644-2965; leejofa.com. Linen and cotton Jungle by Seacloth, shown in Sky, Lee Jofa.

At last. We’ve arrived at that time of year when we can finally start thinking about how to outfit our decks and yards. But as much as we love our annual flings with outdoor living, our indoor spaces need a breath of fresh air, too. May we suggest using fabric to create a seamless connection between the two? Think about using seasonal pillows, cushions, and tablecloths both indoors and out. Barri Leiner Grant, one of our senior editors, put together a palette of fabrics—both weather-resistant material and natural linen blends from Lee Jofa and Kravet—that suits both house and garden. Try it yourself, and make your home feel like spring from every vantage point.


Photograph: Leonard Gertz