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Soften a bench
Claire Curran

Soften a bench

A teak bench at one end of the covered porch is a cozy curl-up space, thanks to a soft foam pad covered with Sunbrella fabric. The bench is 6 feet long ― comfortable enough to accommodate almost anyone "from tip to toe," says owner/garden designer Brenda Gousha. The pillows in the center are encased in a vintage floral blend that echoes the hues of the fresh-picked 'Eden' roses nearby. A sea-grass mat covers the deck. Red bougainvillea grows on the lath behind.

Design: Brenda Gousha, Sisters Garden Room, Escondido, CA (866/423-8100)



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