Chella Textiles from Altfield

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    Coastal interiors have always incorporated elements of the outdoors but lately, designers and homeowners everywhere are embracing the easy-yet-elegant al fresco d?cor associated with warm climates ? regardless of geography.Chella Textiles president Lee Menichella is not surprised by this collective determination to rest easy and soak up the sun when we can ? literally and figuratively.

    Menichella said: ?The shift toward living in the moment makes perfect sense in light of recent unprecedented worldwide events. Even those living in cold climates half the year want to make the most of their outdoor spaces.?

    Santa Barbara-based Chella has created virtually maintenance-free fabrics for a decade. Menichella said: “The difference is that now, the easier lifestyle they afford is what everyone wants.”

    Equally at home indoors and out, Chella?s solution-dyed acrylic fabrics, sheers and trimmings for upholstery and drapery resist sunlight, stains, water, wine and the like.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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