New looks in outdoor that’ll make it impossible to go back inside…

Although it’s been a bit gloomy in Atlanta lately, you can’t deny the season for outdoor living is here. And we’re excited to share some fantastic new looks in outdoor furniture that’ll be tough to part with when it’s time to come in for the night.

Tangier Collection

First up, outdoor furniture by Kannoa. steve mckenzie’s is thrilled to be the exclusive showroom in the Southeast for this fantastic brand of stylish and beautifully crafted outdoor furnishings.

South Beach Collection

Featuring clean, modern lines, Kannoa outdoor furnishings are available in a wonderful array of Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.


Speaking of color, can we talk about the rainbow of hues these fantastic occasional tables by Kannoa?!? If these wouldn’t brighten up your poolside space, even on the dreariest of days, we don’t know what will!

John Bedell Photography

And this stunner of a chair appears formal dining room worthy – which we suppose it truly could be. However, it’s specially crafted by our friends at Selamat for use outdoors.

John Bedell Photography

These are actually aluminum frames, available in five powder coated finishes, including the dreamy turquoise and sunny yellow colors above. Ideal for adding to a fun mix of outdoor seating options!


Now, talk about sunny yellow – this side table from Selamat will add a beautiful, sculptural touch to any outdoor space. An ideal way to add a pop of color!


And you just can’t put your drink down anywhere… For some of us, only the most stylish options will do. Like this golden beauty from Selamat.

Sprinkle fun side tables all around your outdoor living area, and you’ll be prepared to host any gathering. Offering guests a selection of comfortable and stylish seating, along with a place to prop a beverage or small plate, will ensure a memorable event that’s effortless on your end!

Reach out to the McKenzie Design team today to talk outdoor design and learn how we can make your outdoor space a favorite room in your home!

Now, where are the cool beverages?!?

Part 2: Get Ready for Outdoor Living!

For us, a big part of any successful outdoor room are the soft goods – the fabrics used on the pillows, drapes and accessories throughout this unique space. Because it’s situated outdoors, it’s open to the elements and all that brings with it. Although it’s nice to think you’d bring your cushions and pillows inside whenever they’re not in use, that’s not always realistic. And, we aim to create spaces clients love to live in and with, not create more work for them.

Outdoor living – perfect for the whole family!

So, we turn to Sunbrella fabrics, the ultimate in textiles for outdoor living. You may have heard of Sunbrella before, probably in terms of awning solutions for outdoor spaces. And while these can be nice, for the right home, there’s so much more to Sunbrella now!

A Classic Sunbrella Awning

A few of our favorite unique applications for outdoor fabrics include…


Ottomans and poufs! This ottoman in a textile design by our friends at Laurie Bell, another high performance fabric line offered by steve mckenzie’s, offers such versatility! Extra seating, a place to lounge your feet or place a tray of beverages – every outdoor space should include an outdoor ottoman or pouf.

BD Rx Pharmamceutical company

Throws. The ultimate in outdoor comfort and ideal for those chilly summer nights. Toss a few outdoor throws throughout your space and you’ve instantly made it more inviting!

bisi and duke on their sunbrella dog beds by laurie bell

And this one may be our favorite – dog beds! We couldn’t imagine a better use for outdoor fabrics than for dog beds. You’ll need something extremely durable, and it doesn’t get better than this. And these stylish beds, thanks to Laurie Bell, flow seamlessly with our decor. Sometimes we think the steve mckenzie’s shop dogs, Bisi and Duke have it made!

Sunbrella at Southern Living Idea House

If you’re really looking to create an oasis, outdoor drapes are where it’s at. They dance in the breeze and have the ability to turn just about any space into a tropical paradise. With the color, pattern and texture options now available, we’re only limited to our imaginations!

2013 Coast Living Magazine Idea Home, Sunbrella

Phew! After all that, we think it’s time for a sit and glass of iced tea!

If you’d like additional details about Sunbrella fabrics and how the steve mckenzie’s team can create your idea of a fabulous outdoor space, feel free to reach out to us and learn more. We look forward to working with you and creating an amazing outdoor room. Soon you’ll have it made in the shade!