The Challenge: We asked two designers to create a design board for a modern outdoor living space using SharkSkin Solid Hide and SharkSkin Translucent colors from Cloverdale Paint for their decks.

Jamie’s Look: Layered Sophistication

Layering pieces with clean, sharp lines and contrasting textures like metal, stone and textiles creates a sophisticated yet relaxing space. When creating this look, I chose the blue decking which was inspired by the ocean. I then paired it with a stone exterior to mimic the look of the mountains found on the West Coast. Geometric patterns in the rug and side tables give the space a playful yet modern feel. Pretty throw pillows add a pop of color while adding texture and visual interest to the clean lines of the contemporary furnishings.

Click here to see more of Jamie’s look and find out how you can create the look yourself!

Marc’s Look: Nature Inspired Modern

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.

Click here to see more of Marc’s look and find out how you can recreate the look yourself!

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