Okanagan Patio Design – NFID Top 5  Favs

Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, is happy to share 5 patio design items that might help you advance your outdoor living areas.

#1 Area Rug: It is important to think pattern and interest when purchasing an outdoor area rug.  Usually indoor/outdoor area rugs are made up of a polypropylene or similar material.  They are easy to spray down and clean.  I usually take mine to a car wash for a good scrub once a year:-).  Dash & Albert is a great rug company that has many Indoor & Outdoor rug options.  This Diamond Black & Ivory Indoor Outdoor Area rug might be a great fit if you are in need of a new outdoor rug this summer!Dash & Albert Indoor Outdoor Area Rug#2 Outdoor Daybed:  If you already have outdoor furniture, but could still fill up a little more space on your patio to take naps & provide visual interest, perhaps consider Article’s Rattan Outdoor Daybed.  It is 75″w x 31.5″D and would nicely fit a couple if you are entertaining or anyone under 6′-2″ tall for napping!

Article Rattan Outdoor Daybed

#3 Outdoor Pillows:  I am all about designer fabrics & always am in awe by the beauty of various fibres, materials, durability, & patterns.  Schumacher is a ‘Go To’ for stylish patterned fabrics for me as a designer.  Living in the Okanagan, we are inspired by local fruit stands, orchards, vineyards, and water.  A great indoor/outdoor fabric made of 100% Polyester is Citrus Garden 177330.

NFID loves making up custom pillows to finish off our designs.  If you are interested in adding some accents to you patio, it would be our pleasure to help you out!  Give us a call.

Schumacher Citrus Garden 177330

#4 Fire Pit: Searching for a realistic wood burning fire pit in BC is a bit of a challenge.  The fire pit restrictions make things a bit of a challenged when sourcing in Canada.

In Kelowna, we love having fires during the months of November – April, however usually don’t have fires in the hotter dry summer months.  Many times this is due to fire-bans as well.  With these random restrictions the idea of having a free-standing fire pit that you can move or store away makes sense.  You can save that patio space instead for other entertaining & additional seating on those hot summer nights.  Yes, there is always the option of propane.. however some of us still love the crackle of wood burning fires.

This Steel Fire Pit chiminea is from 1st Dibs  I LOVE the architectural & sculptural design.

1st Dibs Steel Fire Pit Chiminea #5 Planters & Trees:  I think Pottery Barn as a beautiful collection called Concrete Fluted Planters.  I have used the large grey concrete planter in a few different projects & love the fluted detailing.  The large planter is the perfect size for a tree.  In sourcing a beautiful outdoor patio tree last summer for my own patio planter, I always came back to the Italian Plum tree.  The tree has a beautiful rich dark green leaf and beautiful dark Italian Plums that you can enjoy & nibble as a summer afternoon treat.  Perfect for your Okanagan Patio Design.Pottery Barn Fluted Concrete Planter
Italian Plum


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Top 5 Designer Black & White Wallpaper Favourites for 2021

Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design loves everything wallpaper & we usually source on a per project per area basis that complaints and enhances our interior design.

There are amazing wallcoverings that range from old archive patterns out of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) that are manufactured with old wood block printing style to new beautiful and fresh digitally printed designs that can be on various materials & substrates.

Here are 5 beautiful black & white wallcoverings that we would LOVE to use in our design projects this 2021 year!

#1 Phillip Jeffries 7153 Ellie’s View : This beautiful Ellies View Nightfall on White Cork wallcovering has a white cork w/ metallic backing & a beautiful black palm print.  The texture is stunning & the graphics print is bold and perfect for a tropical inspiration.Phillip Jeffries 7153

#2 Cole & Son Martyn Lawrence Bullard Trees of Eden Eternity:  This is a unique panel wallcovering that depicts a mythological garden filled with traditional ethnic motifs.Cole & Son Trees of Eden Eternity

#3  Brunschwig & Fils (Kravet Canada):  This Les Touches – Black wallpaper is nothing new in the design world, but still a classic that I am always drawn to!!!  The abstract animal pattern in black & white is AMAZING!  I am pretty sure you can’t go wrong putting this in any room!  They have amazing colorway line up too.Les Touches - Black

#4 Schumacher Villandry Damask Print 5011752:  Schumacher is known for some popular black & white wallpapers like the ‘Queen of Spain’ & more.  This black and white is stunning.  I just got my hands on a sample and could easily wrap an entire room in it!

#5 Arte & Moooi Aristo Quagga Wallpaper : This is a beautiful black & white flock wallcovering.  The background has beautiful movement & the diamond black flock provides a luxe texture.

Arte & Moooi Wallcovering

These are just a few great black & white wallcoverings.  It is amazing how many ways wallpapers can now be manufactured and you can get everything from hand-painted, hand-made, digital prints, block prints, screen prints, with various substrates and coatings & so much more.

It is also important to know what type of wallcovering you have selected for your space.  You need to understand the type of wallcovering it is, durability, care instructions, & appropriate areas for application before purchasing.

If you are inspired by wallpaper & looking to re-design a space, NFID would be happy to help.  We provide full-service interior design and can help you finish any space in your home.  We have access to a huge selection of designer fabrics, wallcoverings, professional workrooms, & certified wallcovering installers.


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OHAE Award Finalist 2021

Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design is excited to be an award finalist for SIX categories for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence 2021.

These categories include:

1) Excellence in Master Suite Design (Renovation)

2) Excellence in Interior Design (Renovation)

3) Excellence in Decorating & Styling (New Home or Renovation)

4) Excellence in Residential Renovations $500K & Over

5) Excellence in Kitchen Renovations $150K & Over

6) Excellence in Bathroom Renovations $40K & Under



We are excited to share more of our Sunnyside Custom Lakehouse Renovation with you and the results as an OHAE Award Finalist 2021.


Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath Design:  Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design 


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