Elevate Your Outdoor Living This Summer

The time has come to shift our attention to the outdoor spaces of our homes – to add luxury and indulgent comfort all at once.  It’s time to share our porches, patios, yards, and decks with those we hold dear. As we head into the warmer weather months in Minnesota, let Che Bella Interiors help you elevate your outdoor living space.


Sustainability and Style

– Upcycled Outdoor Fabrics

As interior designers in the Twin Cities, it is important to us not only to create homes that are beautifully yours but to incorporate products and processes that are sustainable. That sentiment is why we are drawn to the recently launched outdoor fabric collection from InsideOut Performance Fabrics ®. With these fabrics, sustainability doesn’t have to be compromised in the name of style or function.

Envision an outdoor lounging area radiating comfort, design, and function. Now add in an impactful sustainability component from InsideOut fabrics. This pioneering fabric collection is made from marine litter. As unbelievable as it sounds, plastic salvaged from ocean cleanups around the world is upcycled into plastic yarn and then woven into highly durable fabrics intended for outdoor and other heavy-use applications. These fabrics are bleach cleanable and fade resistant. The collection is texturally surprising with varied patterns to match even the most sophisticated setting.

For background, the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is a collaborative community that works with ocean cleanups around the world to bring value to the waste they recover. To date, SEAQUAL INITIATIVE has transformed more than 200 tons of marine litter and cleaned more than 600 tons of waste from our oceans.

Designer Note:   Lest you think this fabric is suitable only for outdoor environs, let us assure you that we select this fabric for interior designs as well. While the weave is strong and durable, the hand is soft. It is an ideal upholstery choice for families with small children and pets!

As you daydream of ways to enliven your space this summer, consider which elements fit your values as well as your style. Contact us to discuss the possibilities!

Sustainable Fabrics Outdoor Living Space Design Minneapolis


Screen and Vinyl Retractable Panels

– Fully Customizable

While the outdoors holds great allure, the reality is that outdoor living in Minnesota brings with it certain challenges including wind, rain, sun, extreme temperatures, and those dreaded bugs. The beauty of outdoor living design today is that you don’t have to sacrifice style to neutralize nature’s toughest elements. We are thrilled to be Minnesota’s only interior design company to offer Progressive Screens – a leading manufacturer of motorized screening and panel solutions for outdoor spaces.  We can envision so many applications for these panels including patios, decks, porches, garages, outside eating areas and more.

Progressive Screens Minneapolis St. Paul

Screen and vinyl panels of varying types mitigate outdoor elements. These products offer a barrier from insects, visual separation from neighbors or passersby and a touch of enclosure where needed. Using clear vinyl panels as part of the system adds useable square footage to your home and extends the months that the outdoor space can be used.

Panel options:

  • Provide shade
  • Climate control spaces
  • Increase privacy
  • Increase airflow
  • Protect from insects
  • And more!

Progressive screens are custom ordered to fit your space. Che Bella Interiors designers will work with you to place the order, ensuring that the installation matches the overall design aesthetic of your space.

Designer Note:  Che Bella Interiors Owner and Principal Designer, Tracy Hains, is installing Progressive Screen panels in her Burnsville, MN lakeside home this summer. Keep an eye out for updates on social media once the installation is complete!  In the meantime, don’t miss checking out our Home Addition project portfolio featuring stunning four-season and three-season additions like our Day Brightener project featured below!

Prior Lake Home Addition Porch Remodel


Elevate Your Outdoor Space Your Way

When you’re ready to take your style outside this season, contact Burnsville, MN based Che Bella Interiors Design + Remodeling.  While we strive to make homes beautifully yours in all seasons, we are especially excited to dive into the possibilities that exist this warm and sunny time of year! From creating a space for outdoor entertaining to one where your family can come together under the stars, ideas are plentiful, and options are endless. Let’s talk!  



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