DESIGNER BILHA KANGETHE DISCUSSES FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL HAVE YOU REIMAGINING YOUR GREENSPACE
utdoor living has been a growing home improvement category for years. There has been a shift; we are no longer settling on a barbecue and patio area to create the ultimate outdoor experience. Homeowners want it all, and the results are inspiring spaces to enjoy all summer long.
LET THERE BE LIGHT Set the mood long after the sun sets with the perfect lighting to enjoy your outdoor space in its entirety. The options are endless, from LED lights illuminating pathways and patios, to string lights draped on your pergola and pavilions to adding a modern classic lantern. Add that ambience to your outdoor space and fully enjoy those warm summer nights. 1. Sonnet HurriCane lantern with handle. $119. crateandbarrel.ca 2. Crosby teaK wOOd lantern. $99-$149. crateandbarrel.ca 3. OutdOOr dining spOt. Photo: Luisa Brumble
AT HOME SPA Whether you like to sip a cocktail on the beach or hike and be surrounded by nature, homeowners are carving out spaces that mimic their favourite retreats. How? By reinventing their perfect holiday destination in their backyards. Everything from heated pools to state-of-the-art hot tubs, saunas and fireplaces, built for year-round use. It’s all about creating a backyard retreat that calms and relieves our stress and contributes to our improved wellness. OutdOOr pOOl and HOt tuB. Photo: Stephen Leonardi
Bilha Kangethe is the Founder and Creative Director of The Lifestyle Loft. As a certified designer and interior decorator, she has created a company that focuses on the needs of each client and customer and helps them curate a lifestyle that is comfortable and economical. thelifestyleloft.com
RENO + DECOR | JUNE/JULY 2021