Sensational Outdoor Gardens

Ready to take it outside? With the gorgeous weather as of late, who wouldn’t want to lounge in the backyard? To help get your outdoor living space up to speed, we’re offering up some simple solutions to assist in your style revamp. Whether you love traditional, modern, vintage, or romantic, these outdoor rooms will surely strike a harmonious chord, no matter your chosen flair. 

Green Marvel
When it comes to shrubs and trees: the grandeur, the better! Organically add seclusion to a backyard bungalow with large foliage; you’ll feel as though you have an extension to your home where you can lay back and relax in casual comfort. 

Vintage Chic
Get your vintage on by bringing back the fabulous flair from the antique era. Fuse this look with modern accent piece and make a room flourish with vintage-style.  

Traditional Tread
Cover an area with pavers or stones that march to its own beat. For an easy solution: opt for a paver that is lightweight, requires no special machinery and are made from a recycled product. Envirotile™ is a recycled rubber paver that can spruce up a pathway or revamp an old deck with ease! Want an in-ground project, try Stomp Stone: these are also made from recycled material and are super light and easy to install. Eco-friendly and chic, it creates a traditional design without the legwork.  

Geometric Gardens
Bold patterns are impressive in its looks and hold drama and scale to the chosen area. Use geometric prints throughout a backyard garden, it will not only define your space but add a poetic effect through whimsical designs and forms.


Ring in Spring: Flower Power that Inspires Outdoor Décor

The colour trends this season definitely don’t miss a beat being bold, bright and boisterous. Palettes that work well together are ones that compliment and contrast in unimaginable ways. 

Stand out with scarlet
This deep red seduces and magnifies a space by drawing your attention in. The over-sized floral print adds an eclectic touch that is whimsical and fun, perfect for an outdoor space.

Bring in the Blue
Sapphire blue charms its way into a décor by creating an oceanic – feel without the lakeside view. As a therapeutic tone, it adds warmth and livens up neutral shades with a much needed colour hit.

Orange Crush
Tangy tangerine adds the perfect style solution to any outdoor space. It naturally energizes and may be the hottest shade this season. Embrace it, by adding a personal touch.

Mellow Yellow
This easy, breezy tone associates itself with the brightness offered to us by the sun; providing an instant décor lift. No need to accessorize, this colour does all the work by saluting the warm weather ahead.

Nature’s Green
Going ‘green’ may be the best way to embrace the outdoors this season. Try resurfacing an exterior ground surface with envirotile™; a simple way to spruce up old decks, patios, walkways and more and it’s made entirely from recycled rubber tires so it remains an eco-conscious choice to help decrease landfill waste.


This Spring Find a Clutter Cure, Outdoors

Discovering clever ways to de-clutter is never easy. Simplify by separating spaces with bold mats and smart storage. Having attractive pieces that are functional and promote organization can tidy up an outdoor area within minutes. Try these seven nifty tricks that refine a space from disorder to sleek, sophisticated areas. 

Retro Chic
This front door has a matte green finish to compliment the doormat’s floral print in its quirky blue and orange hues. These colours add warmth and flow seamlessly from one palette to the next. The mat’s neutral black backdrop creates an easy transition from the lime green front door to the blooming buds design adding depth to this entrance.  Having a front doormat minimizes mud on concrete and gives shoes a place to wipe-down before they enter the home.

Clad in navy blue, the front door seems to recede as the sleek white columns speak traditional. The mat definitely blends nicely as it offers a spot to rest when you walk up to the door. Floral prints give a shout out to spring and block clutter from entering the home as the doormat adds the scraping surface needed to remove dirt from under footwear.

This traditional entryway gets a wake up call with this doormats' vibrant paisley print. Its whimsy and copious design add fun to a boring look. The bold reds, tangy oranges and lemon yellows brighten and greet enthusiastically letting us know that it's retro chic.

Eco-Friendly Flooring
Concrete pavers are a drag and are not so easy to install. Try using rubber pavers instead. Lightweight and super easy to install it offers a simple solution when searching stores for a resurfacing alternative. This smart, eco-friendly system essentially covers up unsightly outdoor flooring. Simple, chic and environmentally conscious, envirotile™ is a must when creating a free flowing pied-a-tier.

Designate an area in the garage where storage takes the forefront.  Tidy up tools by making sure the selected section remains clutter free. To further separate, place one square stretch of tiles that can extend, if necessary, to create a comfortable workspace.

Stand Out Against the Crowd
Brightening up an entryway with planters that add curb appeal. Highlight the stunning flowers that boast sophistication with envirotile™ stepping stone as an under base. Made entirely from recycled rubber products, it prevents water from seeping in and staining concrete or wood. The plants will require attention but the rest will remain fuss-free.


Spring Styles From the Ground Up

Bold palettes and intricate patterns are a definite must when redecorating this spring. Try refreshing a look with energizing colour pops, juxtaposing tones, savory avant-garde designs and unconventional hues that will have you falling in love with your decor all over again. 

Refresh Your Sleeping Grounds
In the design world, creating a soothing ambiance doesn’t have to be difficult. Narrow down colour selections by choosing two palettes that refresh and relax a room’s overall feel. Try floral patterns in cappuccino and mocha. These hues are perfect companions and create a harmonious duet within any living space.

Just Run with It ... 
Hallway runners can look elegant and casual. How? Select contrasting colours such as dark chocolate or black and light taupe. The dark might intimidate, but it adds a high contrast when placed against the taupe that balances and compliments the bold tone. 

Feel Blue … in a Good Way
Basic black’s a bore. Stay true to your dark side with Indigo. This innately masculine aesthetic can hit a design chord with anyone who wants a low-key, yet contemporary look. Indigo, as a colour, is versatile and as an unconventional spring shade it can truly bring modernity to a room and transform its overall look. To add a much needed hit of colour choose a rug or linens that’s softens this dark hue. 

Cranberry Crush
Colour a room pretty with a berry blast that salutes spring. Elements that balance this intense colour are neutrals such as white or beige.  To add depth to this flashy dye, texturize with a shaggy rug in a subdued shade. The powerful regal red compliments the lacklustre neutral tone and having two sophisticated palettes excites and testifies your true love for cranberry. 

Bring ‘Green’ Home
Let Mother Nature guide you in your colour quest by simplifying with a neutral-grey-than hit it with a colour pop of orange tangerine. The grey grounds as a subdued shade and balances a lively garden or cushion. Pair this avant-garde look with chic eco-friendly flooring and give your backyard a much needed lift while reducing your carbon footprint.*

*Envirotile™, a resurfacing paver, made from 100 per-cent recycled rubber tires, can be placed on any flat surface such as a deck, patio, veranda, cement and more.

 *Envirotile™, a resurfacing paver, made from 100 per-cent recycled rubber tires, can be placed on any flat surface such as a deck, patio, veranda, cement and more.