trina turk brought her A game

We love F. Schumacher around here!  Trina Turk’s outdoor fabrics were just what the doctor ordered for this otherwise all white rooftop patio.  The square in the middle of the banquette is a firepit.  Beverage fridge to the right.  And not shown right behind me (your photographer) sits a hot tub with a wrap-around bar and stools.  Not a bad a place to hang out, not a bad view either!  And you should hear their stereo system. I take that back,  you probably CAN hear their stereo system.  And if that hot Florida sun starts to bother, there is a big canopy sail that they can hoist up to protect themselves from those pesky UVAs and UVBs.

This was a very fun project!  The Architect: Gary Justiss and The Builder: Artisan

AND…  I’ll take this opportunity to tell you that I haven’t seen any oil here.  So if you are planning a vacation to this wonderful little place I call home, come on!


  1. Love, love, love the fabrics! And the blue stones in the firepit pull it all together. Wish I could spend some time here myself!

  2. So much fun! Looks like a super high-end resort!

  3. yay for no oil near you! i am in LOVE with those fabrics. happy monday!

  4. Wow! Love Love Love that material!

  5. LOOK at all that Turq-WAZ fabulousness!!! In the words of one Napoleon Dynamite, the people that get to hang here are Luck-eee!

    P.S. – Must be Alys?

  6. Erika- Trina Turk’s outdoor fabrics are to die for! I love you and your sister’s blogs so much. I always look forward to reading them and seeing what yall are up to. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your life with us… you are both truly inspiring! :)

  7. What time does the party start! What an awsome space! Glad to hear the water is as lovely and blue as those beautiful cushions. We are headed to that part of the world in August and have our fingers crossed that BP has not ruined my home state’s beaches. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Gorgeous!!

  9. Gorgeous fabrics and great photos. I feel like I am in Mykonos. I am in love.

  10. UNBELIEVABLE! I want to sit there RIGHT now! :)

  11. WOW! All so gorgeous!

  12. GORG! I am so into the turquoise and chartreuse…against the white is so beautiful and that oh so blue sky. I could veg all day in that space…calgon PLEASE take me away to THAT place!

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Those fabrics are some of my all-time favorites!

  14. Lindsay says:

    Pretty McPrettiness!

    Hey E, do you know anything about hotel Saba in Rosemary beach? I was looking for a hotel down there and everything seems to either be rental properties for families/groups or Days Inn. Any tips?

    I realize you have no spare time for my travel agent duties so whenever…;o)

  15. So pretty! This must be Aly’s Beach. I just got home from there on Saturday. Oh the white! Your fabric choice is beautiful and so is the rooftop! It truly is a beautiful place. Love the whites and blues. I decided, while on vacation this week, that my favorite color is blue. It has taken me 27 years to figure it out but it is now decided!

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow-that is strikingly beautiful!

  17. gorgeous colors and style–love!

  18. e!! you got to put all those samples to use! haha looks fab!

  19. Yummy. Love that fabric.

  20. Victoria says:

    I cannot tell you how excited I was to see your post today. I recently recovered some bamboo/wicker chair seats for my patio and made pillows out of the medallion fabric. I still need to recover a bench in the ikat–I just haven’t gotten to that project yet. When I read today’s post, I thought to myself, “If Erika loves it, my taste must be okay.”

  21. This post should be called “Erika brought her A game”! So beautiful! What kind of rocks are in the fire pit? Do the rocks stay in there while there is a fire? Love everything – amazing!!! Beautiful job!

  22. Looks like you brought your game. I’m glad to hear there’s no oil. My husband and I are celebrating our 3 yr anniversary in seaside this weekend.

  23. love it! We are using some Trina Turk on a terrace I am working on in Tribeca. These are so fun! Might have to throw a few in.

  24. LOVE. THIS. Love all the pillow combos! I should very much like to lounge there.

  25. Love all the pattern!! Fabulous!

  26. Beautiful fabrics! I’d love to be sitting there right now!

  27. oh my goodness…these photos make my heart skip a beat. I lived on the beaches of so.wal. during the summers in college and oh how I long to go back there! you do have the life, my friend. Doing something you love next to the most beautiful beaches on the planet! They’ve been voted the whitest sand for years, haven’t they?! :) Love this project! great job!

  28. Beautiful Erika! You complement the architecture well. I can’t wait to see it with the awning. I was there last Monday and the Fiacco’s had a crowd up there. It works wonderfully as a party space.

  29. Love Trina Turk! This is just gorgeous!!!

  30. Wow!!! That is probably one of the best outdoor spaces I have seen in awhile! It feels so fresh with the bright white & the amazing blues!!!

  31. WOWZAS! How flippin gorgeous?! That fabric is amazing – and to be an outdoor fabric(!) I LOVE IT! You are one fabulous decorator. The fire pit with the blue crystals/glass looks amazing with the rest. This sweet lounge/hang-out feel is exactly what I’m trying to cultivate on our deck right now =) Thanks for the inspiration! I can only imagine how amazing it is at night – plus the hot tub and bar – geeze, how sweet life must be there ;)

  32. This has to be Alys beach. We spent the whole day in their pool on Saturday. Fantastic! My heart still belongs to Seaside, but I could be convinced to stay at AB sometime.

    The blues are amazing. Love it!

  33. Imagining myself there now.

    I like it! All my little dream needs are some friends and a good cocktail.

  34. COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Unbelievable! One of my favorite pics of yours, ever!!!

  36. I like this game!!! GORGEOUS!

  37. Love this! Perfect for the beach!!

  38. Molly Dorman Flynn says:

    WOW!!! This looks pretty cool! Is this in Alys? We are currently in Rosemary…no oil here…still gorgeous and sunny and perfect!!!

  39. I’ll take that spot on the left please. And a margarita, stat! ;)

  40. LOVE! I want to swim in that sea of pillows…

  41. You knocked that one out of the park. Sensational!

  42. I love Trina’s indoor/outdoor fabrics… the prints are amazing. Perfect for the roof top!


  43. Love it!!! So cool. Trina totally brought her A game… paradise print is my fave. Great job! RH

  44. Love it!


  45. That is INSANE … in the best way possible!

  46. Moved away from SoWal a year ago and pictures like these make me miss it even more! But I will be back for a visit in two weeks, glad to hear there is no oil yet. Trina Turk fabrics are great – the ikat is my personal fave at the moment!

  47. I might also add that the detail in the floor inlay where the pebble border intersects each other in a 45 degree angle is really beautiful.

  48. Beautiful!

  49. Holy moly! You are good. Do they rent that place? I just got back from spending two weeks on 30A and it was pure heaven. We stayed at WaterSound and did not see any oil. The beaches are beautiful people.

  50. What a beautiful rooftop space! Thanks for the oil update we are actually trying to put a trip together to Alys in August. Great work!

  51. Sooo pretty!!! Love the colors!

  52. Michele says:

    I adore that. And I’m happy for you that you have no oil!

  53. i was just there last week… I miss that place!!!

  54. These fabrics are so fun! Just what outdoor fabrics should be!

  55. Yeah! We will be in PCB next week and I am so hoping that the oil stays away!! Beautiful pics Erika!

  56. Doesn’t she always? What absolutely gorgeous fabric!!

  57. oooo what is that sound called…. *Trrrilll* fresh, I can almost breathe better just seeing that environment…OOOO I’m wearing that color today :D Joy is what I get from this design…all the way down to the vertical pebbles in the grout, love that!

  58. is that recycled glass mulch in the firepit?
    Looks great!

  59. Holy Spicoli Erika! SNAPS to you AND Trina. Are your clients friendly? Do they enjoy a cocktail? Cause I am on my way over!

  60. love those prints and colors!

    just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)


  61. Amazing- I love her outdoor fabrics. I purchased a couple of yards of one to use for an ottoman on our deck. Gorgeous!

  62. Absolutely heavenly ! Trina Turk has such fun fabrics, I just used one in my guest room.

  63. I could lounge on this for DAYS!

  64. Fantastic Blues! You can’t go wrong with this durable type of outdoor fabric, and with a variety of great prints and timeless blues, I’m a huge fan!

  65. Trent Phebus says:

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