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The Only Patio Umbrella Buying Guide You’ll Ever Need

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Jan-2023 08:28:54

There is an overflow of patio umbrellas online, people who just want to protect themselves from the weather are suffering from choice paralysis. We’ve scoured the web and pulled from our years of experience, putting together the only Patio Umbrella Buying Guide you’ll ever need. You’ll find information that you can use to couple up with the best umbrella for your space. 

Before we get started, we’re about low friction, ease of use so perhaps you could try out Patio Umbrella Selector. Follow the prompts and our selector will let you know the best umbrella for your space. 

An outdoor umbrella is an essential piece of outdoor furniture that you shouldn’t go past. Providing shade, comfort and style to your patio environment. This collection of information is all you’ll need to choose the best patio umbrella

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Topics: Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Trends

Buyers Guide - Designer Outdoor Trends in 2023

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Dec-2022 16:36:44

Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 with some fresh inspiration.

At Shadowspec we’re passionate about outdoor spaces, outdoor design and outdoor furniture. We’ve spoken to designers in our circles about what their predictions are for the upcoming year. 

In this year's almanack we’re going to focus on some upcoming trends in colour and materials as well as the growth of curved shapes melding in with nature. Please enjoy our investigation into trends and a buying guide for quality outdoor furniture. 

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Area Ideas, Wall Mounted Umbrella

Backyard Umbrellas - The Wall Mounted Umbrella

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 28-Oct-2022 16:58:19

Practical, stylish and useful, Wall Mounted Umbrellas are first-rate. It makes sense right, why waste space on the ground with Free Standing Bases or masts. We have had hot demand for Wall Mounted Umbrellas at Shadowspec. Designed to give you more options to create shade. Our R&D team has been hard at work designing, developing and producing the Shadowspec Retreat™.

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Topics: Shade Systems, Outdoor Living, Spa Umbrella

Top Chef's Restaurant Design Enhanced with Outdoor Shade

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Feb-2022 11:15:18

The hospitality industry is undergoing a massive shift, from health regulations to the democratisation of cooking through the proliferation of social media, restaurateurs around the world are looking for fresh ideas to bring patrons back to their establishments with inspiring spaces, inquisitive menus and inventive hooks to bring people in. 

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Topics: Commercial Outdoor Umbrella

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