3 Design Components to Take Your Outdoor Living Space to the Next Level

After living through the Chicago Winter, ‘getting outside’ is always at the top of our to-do list once the weather turns warmer. And what better way to do that than to take the indoors outside and create an outdoor living oasis?

Whether its a balcony, rooftop, deck or yard, it’s time to invest in your outdoor living space so that you can use it well into the Fall…for years to come. 

Our RNDD Members have 3 surefire ways to take your outdoor space design to the next level of luxury.

An Oasis of Private Wellness

Saturate the senses with the ultimate blending of nature, technology and wellness with the Outdoor Shower by Gessi.  As part of their Outdoor Wellness Collection, this extraordinary shower system creates an oasis-inspired experience like no other.  Equally enjoyable on a sunny day or under a starlit sky, the outdoor shower imbues an exhilarating sense of freedom and rejuvenation. With sleek tubular lines and sophisticated options for finishes and textures, the Gessi outdoor shower is a beautiful addition to any landscape and a welcome enrichment to the wellness-focused lifestyle.

As a brand known for avant-garde style and an uncommon attention to detail, Gessi brings a chic, modern look to the outdoors that is perfect for both residential and resort settings. Crafted of premium 316 stainless steel, the shower column rises from its surrounding landscape with a simple purity of design. At first glance it appears to be an intrinsic part of the panorama, and yet there is something distinctive that creates a dramatic impression. Its geometric profile is elegant and luxurious with many customizable details, such as adjustable showerheads, special nozzles and four different knurling patterns. Gessi offers the outdoor shower in three lovely finishes – brushed stainless steel, matte black and a rich copper-like Corten. Varied options in structure and finishes can be paired in fascinating combinations to create a final look that reflects individual needs and style preferences. All components are made to Gessi’s exacting standards and with their signature PVD technology that produces lasting durability and a flawless finish.

Indulge in the sensual experience of outdoor showering and elevate an exterior living space. Gessi captures both components – form and function – to create a single extraordinary addition to personal wellness that literally steps outside to embrace nature and the beauty of exceptional design.

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Low Maintenance, High Performance Surfaces

Chicagoans shed our winter skin and live happily in our outdoor spaces during the warmer months. It’s our time to shine and come alive!  Cosentino’s Dekton is an incredible option to consider for low maintenance, scratch resistance, UV resistance and stain resistance. 

Dekton Nilium: Pool Surround / Dekton Laos Façade application

The applications are endless outside for flooring, pool surrounds, staircases, exterior facades, and outdoor countertops.  The material is thermal shock resistant, so it will work outdoors in the Chicago winters and summers.  An incredible option could be to do continuous flooring from the exterior to the interior. Dekton is a carbon neutral product throughout the manufacturing and lifetime of the product.

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Dekton Craftizen Albarium Wall Cladding / Stair Case

Furniture Built to Last and Shipped Fast

Exterior design season is here, and the simplest way to enjoy summer is by stepping right outside onto your own outdoor oasis. To combat the challenging supply chain issues that the industry faces, Ligne Roset is offering an expedited shipping program of a selection of its handcrafted outdoor pieces, including:

Ottoman Outdoor – designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Ottoman Outdoor is the perfect example if NOT sacrificing style for functionality and fun in the outdoors. It was while working on a concept for a hotel in Marrakech that the designer had the idea for this model, inspired by the traditional Moroccan footstool.

Lapel – Designers Busetti Garuti Redaelli created Lapel and named it after the English word for the collar of a jacket. The hand weaving of these dining chairs and armchairs is extremely complex since a taut, perfect finish is required. Its originality lies in its collar-like folded back, which brings perfect comfort.

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