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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

Shadowspec showcase to the world at Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 13-Oct-2021 09:06:22

Shadowspec, has had the privilege of working with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at Expo 2020 Dubai to supply umbrellas that enhance the New Zealand pavilion and the installations’ theme: Care for People and Place.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Outdoor Umbrellas, Shade systems, Outdoor Shade, commercial umbrella, commercial outdoor umbrella, outdoor design

The Best Backyard BBQ Ideas for Summer

Posted by Mitchell Whitehouse on 01-May-2020 16:31:02

Barbecue is a great institution where communal cooking and sharing of food, stories and time brings family together. Barbecue is synonymous with summer and everyone looks forward to a sizzling show, great meats, salads and conversation, all summer long. This year and in future, home gatherings and meals are going to take on a greater importance. Struggling with where to start on your staycation BBQ adventure? We’re experts in backyards and the BBQ is a quintessential part of that.

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, cantilever umbrella, commercial outdoor umbrella, outdoor living, Outdoor trends, BBQ

Jump into these backyard pool ideas for 2023

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 10-Dec-2019 08:53:08

Ready to take the plunge? Swimming pools are swell, they provide a centerpiece for any outdoor space, give you something to point your outdoor furniture at and have great health benefits for you and your family.

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, Outdoor Area Ideas, Swimming Pools, outdoor living, pool shade, swimming pool umbrella, commercial pool umbrellas

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