This Celeb Designer’s Outdoor Spring/Summer Collection for CB2 Has Plenty of Rattan, Pretty Painterly Textiles, and So Much More
Los Angeles-based celebrity designer Ross Cassidy has partnered with CB2 for a third collection of predominantly outdoor furnishings called “Suites,” which is available for purchase today. The South African-born “Million Dollar Decorators” star distilled influences from the South of France and the Italian coast to introduce this range of European-inspired furniture, lighting, and accessories that feels rich, warm, and luxurious while still peppered with the perfect amount of playfulness.
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To kick off the design process, Cassidy created a 20 page-long digital vision board full of inspiration images from hotels, movies, and more. He even included some of his own original artwork. Photos of other pieces of furniture and home decor accessories, though, were deliberately absent, as is customary for Cassidy. “When I’m gathering inspiration for a collection, it’s all mood and attitude,” says the designer. “It’s easy to get caught up in what other people are doing. The silhouettes came pretty quickly when I started sketching.”
Cassidy never chases trends, especially when it comes to outdoor furnishings, which he says “need to look elegant and stylish but also need to last.” He aims for that longevity in all of his designs through both materiality and style. For that reason, most of this assortment is made of durable materials that are on-trend without being overly trendy. For example, classic outdoor staples, like teak and all-weather (faux) rattan, mingle with accents in buzzy stones, like purple Braccia marble and travertine.
Cassidy’s popular curvy Bacio silhouette has made its way outdoors, now available as a faux rattan and Sunbrella cushion three-seater sofa or accent lounge chair, both of which come in a traditional natural finish (shown above) as well as a slightly edgier, darker graphite colorway. You can also find new additional seating offerings, from loveseats and loungers to more sofas, stools, and dining chairs, as well as dining, side, console, and coffee table options from the designer.
Textiles featuring patterns originally hand-painted by Cassidy, round out the assortment, and CB2 just dropped a slew of other furnishings for both the outdoors and inside as part of their larger Spring 2023 collection release. The Ross Cassidy “Suites” Outdoor Collection is available now, and you can shop items online and find a selection in CB2 stores as well.