The Designer: Marc Atiyolil is a designer, Editor-in-Chief of Home Trends Magazine and co-host of the Marc and Mandy Show.

The Look: Traditional, nature inspired materials are given a modern twist in this outdoor living space. The focal point, a white stone accent wall with a clean lined fireplace, gives a modern edge while chairs in coordinating wood accents pull the modern fireplace and traditional cedar-toned deck together beautifully. Finish the look with throw pillows in an abstract pattern that will act like artwork in the space for a pop of bright, summer color.

Recreate This Look:

  1. Stain the deck with SharkSkin Translucent in Cedar from Cloverdale.
  2. Paint the exterior of your home in Zen Retreat 0535 by Cloverdale.
  3. Install the H6 Series fireplace from Valor Fireplaces.
  4. Install natural stone panels from Stone Selex.
  5. Choose the double frame wall light fixture from Union Lighting and Furnishings.
  6. Place Alfresco lounge chairs from Crate & Barrel.
  7. Include artificial Mango trees from Canadian Tire.
  8. Accessorize with abstract throw pillows from Zazzle.
  9. Accessorize with Sulfur Sunbrella Pillows from Crate & Barrel.
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Marc Atiyolil is the editor-in-chief of the home décor publication, Home Trends Magazine. His charismatic, down to earth approach can be seen first hand as the co-host of the Marc & Mandy Show airing on networks across North America. His mantra, “Be bold, be different, be unique – Yet keep it simple” is reflected in all of his work. Marc is an avid promoter of breaking down the myths of design and offering simple alternatives to complicated design processes.

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