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The Trailer Gets A Green Makeover

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    Thanks to a slew of chic weather-resistant fabrics, furnishings and materials, al fresco areas can be just as stylish as indoor ones and even blend seamlessly with interiors. Take this outdoor haven by Barb Ince of Susan Fredman Design Group. Interior designer and HGTV host Frank Fontana gets a tour of the space, which includes a large kitchen complete with a stove, refrigerator and honed granite counters. Nearby, the dining area provides a sleek complement to the formal dining room with sleek teak furniture that's also mildew-proof. (Published Monday, May 16, 2011)

     After helping concoct the area where astronauts sleep, eat and live on NASA's International Space Station, architect and designer Garrett Finney has taken on the much-maligned trailer. A camping fan, Finney created a lightweight, flexible addition to a car out of recyclable aluminum, wood and steel. The small, slightly cramped interior (about the size of a minivan) offers a flexible layout and you can custom order one here. Read more about it on Apartment Therapy via SwipeLife.  

     

    Bring Interior Design to Outdoor Spaces

    [OPEN HOUSE VID] Open House: Outdoor Spaces With Frank Fontana
    Thanks to a slew of chic weather-resistant fabrics, furnishings and materials, al fresco areas can be just as stylish as indoor ones and even blend seamlessly with interiors. Take this outdoor haven by Barb Ince of Susan Fredman Design Group. Interior designer and HGTV host Frank Fontana gets a tour of the space, which includes a large kitchen complete with a stove, refrigerator and honed granite counters. Nearby, the dining area provides a sleek complement to the formal dining room with sleek teak furniture that's also mildew-proof. (Published Monday, May 16, 2011)