Canopies and umbrellas can be a stylish solution to beat the summer heat. The summer sun beckons us outdoors but to keep our skin healthy and our bodies from frying we need shade. Whether you have an attached deck, backyard patio or poolside terrace here are three options for keeping your cool while outdoors. Enjoy an afternoon siesta under the fabric version of a Mayan temple from Garden Art, one of the Italy’s leading designers of sun shades. Based on the brilliance of Leonardo this ventilated canopy is engineered to limit the kite-like effect on windy days and let heat to escape allowing one to be and stay cool underneath. Defy the ordinary with an exotic looking umbrella like no other. Known for infusing style and substance into backyards coast to coast, Santa Barbara Umbrella will ensure you not only stay cool but look cool too. Nothing quite says luxury like your own stylish cabana, though you’ll have to hire your own pool boy/mixlogist. South Carolina based Boutique Tents can whip up the perfect summer shade or outdoor party covering in your favorite colors. This chic cabana/tent was designed by Griffin Design Source for a Denver Polo Club residence.
Next time you are looking to stay cool and remain chic under some outdoor shade, these agents of cool will deliver.