By Pamela Durkin
Remember when we were kids and the fun we had outside in the summer time? Playing hide and seek, catching fireflies, tag, slip and slide. As we get older, those activities aren’t quite on our list anymore but I think we should still look to have fun outdoors. This is exactly why I created a line of products to do just that.
We spend a great deal of time outside enjoying the sun, sea and beach, especially in Florida. At our house, I think we cook dinner on the grill at least 5 nights a week. Many times, our patio doors are opened all the way up, expanding our living space, bringing the outside in. We are fascinated with the outdoors and find ways to be as close to it as possible.
I was surprised to find only a handful of items that could be used to decorate outdoors. Even though we love being outside, it seemed to be the last place on the list of design. This is one of the reasons I was inspired to create a line of products that could be enjoyed outside.
That’s really the point of all of this….to bring people outside with those they love.
The easiest items to transform any space is pillows. They give us instant gratification and can quickly change the whole feel of a room. I decided this was a good place to start with my Pamela Durkin Outdoor Collection. The intention was to create a well made and classic line of pieces that could be enjoyed for many years.
This initial collection currently has 11 color choices with 10 different large embroidery designs, all reminiscent of the sun and sea. Even though some might think, “This is just a pillow”, a lot of thought went into the design and construction.
It’s time to make the outdoors fun again! A space to enjoy with family and friends, one to be proud of. I hope some of my products can be a part of that transformation. As our parents always said, “Go outside and Play!!” XO PD
Pamela Durkin is the Owner and Creative Director at Pamela Durkin Designs, located in Naples, FL. An interior designer by trade, her designs are infused with intention, creating thoughtful spaces and products that make life just a little more fun.