I’m tired of market umbrellas. Patterned or plain, they all look the same. Outdoor umbrellas used to glamorous. My shady inspiration today came from Coastal Living’s cover story a few years ago and a garden designed by A Blade of Grass near Boston that was a 2013 APLD Landscape Design Award Winner .
There are a few companies that are making beautiful retro style umbrellas – the kind you would have found in mid-century Palm Springs or Palm Beach.
Santa Barbara Umbrella Company‘s square Regatta umbrella in black and white.
California Umbrella‘s classic round patio umbrella comes in dozens of color options.
Santa Barbara Umbrella’s fringed round umbrella in violet and white and has all kinds of color options.