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Patio umbrellas for summer: We're seeing a pattern

June 27, 2012 |  2:27 pm

Frontgate suzani umbrella Patio umbrellas are available in nearly every conceivable color, but what if you’re looking for a distinctive pattern or print? We scouted some of the newest designs on the market and found that whether your look is a bold stripe, a refined damask or modern Scandinavian graphics, these textiles can be less about shade and more about fun. Take a look:

California Seville Seaside UmbrellaThe 9-foot aluminum Market Crank Umbrella Push Tilt from the Pomona-based California Umbrella, shown in custom Seville Seaside fabric made by outdoor-textile specialist Sunbrella, is $249.66 from Patiofurniturebuy.com. Photo credit: California Umbrella

Umbrella PagodaThe 8.5-foot Pagado umbrella from California Umbrella comes in a variety of colors. It's $489 through Furniturebutler.net. Photo credit: California Umbrella

Marimekko Umbrella Crate and Barrel Designed in 1950, Appelsiini ("orange") pattern is one of the first created by designer Maija Isola for the Finnish textile studio Marimekko. The Appelsiini Caliente umbrella is made of weather- and UV-resistant spun polyester paired with a eucalyptus pole. It's $209.95 at Crate & Barrel. Photo credit: Crate & Barrel


Umbrella Marimekko The 6-foot round Marimekko Appelsiini green umbrella is $149.95 at Crate & Barrel. Photo credit: Crate & Barrel

Sanibel 10 ft Stripe Umbrella The 10-foot round Sunbrella Sanibel Free-Arm Umbrella with base is outfitted with wheels for easy positioning. It's $750 at Crate & Barrel. Photo credit: Crate & Barrel


Damask Umbrella FrontgateFrontgate’s 9-foot Damask umbrella in oyster is made of solution-dyed fabric embellished by hand with all-weather paints. It's $795 to $895. Photo credit: Frontgate

West Elm stripe umbrella The Poolside stripe canopy from West Elm is made of waterproof and UV-resistant polyester. It's just $79.99 and comes with a hardwood pole. Photo credit: West Elm

Pottery Barn classic stripe umbrella The classic stripe umbrella from Pottery Barn is made of fade-resistant and water-repellent polyester. It comes in 6- and 9-foot sizes and three pole options. Prices range from $179 to $279, and it's sold only online. Photo credit: Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn umbrellaThe 9-foot Sunbrella Round Umbrella from Pottery Barn is made of acrylic that provides up to 98% UV protection. The pole come in eucalyptus, teak or aluminum. Prices range from $269 to $369, and the design is sold only online. Photo credit: Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Parker Stripe umbrella The Parker Stripe umbrella from Pottery Barn is made of fade-resistant and water-repellent polyester canvas. It's $99 to $219. Photo credit: Pottery Barn

Plow and hearthMarket umbrellas from Plow & Hearth come in a variety of fabrics. The 7- and 9-foot umbrellas range from $99.95 to $199.95. Photo credit: Plow & Hearth


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Photo at top of post: Frontgate’s 9-foot Suzani umbrella is embellished with all-weather paints and fringe. It comes with an aluminum or teak frame and costs $895 to $995. Credit: Frontgate