We love a good pillow mix. Mixing color and pattern is an art form, but there’s also a “science” to getting that mix right. Putting together a good pillow combo can also be a unique and personal way to revive your outdoor space. That’s what makes it so fun.
Kellie Smith, co-founder of SmithHönig, likes to push both boundaries and buttons, mixing color and texture with strategic abandon and always with an eye to glam things up. That’s how she styles her personal outdoor space, too.
Pictured here is the patio of her mid-century glam pad, featuring a personal mix of colors and patterns, including a chindi rug used as a throw.
Melanie Hönig, co-founder of SmithHönig, leans towards the classics, viewing the world through a lens of literary references and history. Her garden is her oasis. Melanie designed the space herself and uses some of the same outdoor pillows that Kellie uses, but with a totally different feel.
The Sebra Stripe outdoor pillow is a great base for mixing and matching. The abstract stripe helps ground other patterns, and the array of colors can tie various colors together, seamlessly. Try it with blue, pink, lavender, yellow, brown or rust.
Used on it’s own, the Sebra Stripe pillow can go classic…
…or, as seen here in Kellie’s family lake house, unflinchingly bold. Here, it’s mixed with an orange Adirondack chair made from recycled bottles.
Design influencer Seana Freeman, @bellybaila, shows off her a fall outdoor makeover celebrating color and comfort. “I love that SmithHönig boldly embraces color and pattern and influences from around the world, and actually spends time talking about where they came from,” said Freeman. She featured multiple outdoor pillows in her space and they all worked wonderfully together to create an outdoor sanctuary.
Influencer Kelli Collins’ home, @mango_manor , is like stepping into a technicolor tropical escape. The vibrant vacation vibes come from the playful artwork, bold color palette and pattern mixing. Her look is eclectic, fresh and fun.
Her lounge is like a game of “Find the Tassel”, with our cowrie shell tassels in Mariposa and Azure, and Shar Sheeba Wool Tassels bedecking everything from her loveseat to a planter to the “Hippies Use Backdoor” sign. You’ll also spy our square pouf in Shibori Indigo and Natural Abalone Shell Bowl adding even more color and pattern to her eclectic escape.
On an upper porch at Melanie Hönig’s, SmithHönig’s new Pantera pillow collection for outdoor use take center stage. The feeling is tropical glam.
Sarisa Munoz of @myindigoleopardhome created a stunning oasis in her backyard using a variety of SmithHönig patterned pillows. Again, mixing our popular Sebra Stripe pillow with the tye-dye Shibori Moss for a completely different look. Total desert vibes here!
Comfy seating is a must for an outdoor space. Versatile Adirondack chairs are comfortable and classic, and now available in a variety of fun colors. The Adirondack chairs are available in orange, navy and teal, and, if you prefer something more understated, white. Matching side tables also available.
Want to refresh your own outdoor space? Try some colorful SmithHönig weather resistant pillows for a fresh and fun outdoor mix.