On The Patio

Richard Frinier
When California based designer,
Richard Frinier
created his daydream daybed
in 2001, he never imagined
that, over the ensuing years,
his wavy, dream-like canopied design
would ultimately become one of the most
widely-copied iconic emblems of the fast
changing outdoor furniture industry.

“It was designed as a place to dream,
or a private place to gather with friends,”
recalls Frinier, whose inspiration came from
his travels through Morocco during his youth.

As for the breezy fabric canopy resting
on four angled spear-like posts,
Frinier says that was intended to be
a bit more ephemeral.

“I wanted it to flow freely in the wind,
not to be a taut umbrella
but rather to add to the
earthly elements of sun and wind.”

“It's not so easy to travel anymore
so why not transform
your own home into a resort,”
says Frinier.

“Take a five minute vacation in your own backyard
before you head out for the day.”

or stay home with Richard Frinier


The Cape House said...

Wow, those are stunning. I would love to be lounging beneath a canopy right about now.

Maria Killam said...

I love that, 'why not turn your house into a resort', I totally agree!! Love that daybed and it certainly is iconic!! Great summery post!

Michelle Grace said...

These are just beautiful! They all look so relaxing!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I feel more relaxed already. These little sweeties make you never want to leave home... Thanks for the inspiration!


Kristin said...

For some reason in my stress-filled day that made me take an ahhhhhhh breathe in-breathe out break. So relaxing looking and I love the lines within his work!

Love Where You Live said...

I love to nap outside!
Love your selections,

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Every photo is a slice of heaven. How I would love three or four of the loungers with the canopy. I so agree, why not treat your own backyard as a vacation spot? We don't get to travel enough so I try to make our spot truly special. Love your post!

Hill Country House Girl said...

I love the idea of relaxing in my own backyard. Sometimes I get so busy working there that I forget to enjoy it.Thanks for your kind words on hill country house. So glad you enjoyed the Santa Fe post - I love it there!

LindsB said...

I want to be in that first picture right now, its just beautiful!

farmhouse wares said...

I'm so in the mood to be lounging right now. I'll take any of these, please!

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa,

Everytime I come to your blog-home I have the biggest smile on my face.

I love your images at the church, they're so beautiful. I can see a bride standing at the door next to the white blossom.

I will be back for more of your spring, I looked out my window yesterday and nearly all the leaves from the trees have gone here in Australia.

xx Coty

Laura Trevey said...

Love your Beautiful Blog! Glad I just found you :)

Alicia said...

So sweet of you to stop by The Cottage for Two. Yours makes ours look like a minimalist effort.
Please enjoy Derby weekend.
Lexington is one of my favorite places, especially in the Spring.
I miss the green everso much.

annechovie said...

I love Frinier's designs, Lisa....one of these would be perfect by the pool! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaay I so glad I stopped by. I loved everything. This is my first time to visit with you and I'm delighted that I did. I will definitely be back.

~ Patricia Gray ~ said...

The daydream bed is one of my all time favourites. You are right that he has inspired a lot of copies.Great design does that, but he will always be the first.
Happy Derby to you!!

farmhouse wares said...

Hey Lisa,

I nominated you for an award. Check it out on my blog.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Ok, I need to add that to my Want list!!