Shade has the power to transform any outdoor space and the new Sunbrella Shade Studio allows users to explore how a finished awning could look in their own backyard. With design options from the full portfolio of Sunbrella shade fabrics, homeowners and professionals can take advantage of this free online resource to help simplify the design, research, and planning process for awning applications.
“Now more than ever, people understand that shade structures are essential to make an outdoor space functional and more enjoyable,” said Kirk Fitzsimmons, director of industrial sales at Sunbrella. “The Sunbrella Shade Studio tool was a natural addition to our resource bank as we seek to enhance and simplify the selection experience for awnings featuring our shade fabrics. With clear steps and intuitive design, this resource gives consumers new opportunities to easily design their own awning structures from home.”
To start, users upload a photo of their space or select one from the image library. After the image is correctly oriented, they can begin designing and visualizing their awning by selecting elements such as frame color and fabric. When browsing fabric options, the tool allows for easy sorting and filtering based on pattern and/or color preferences. Once their awning vision is imagined, users have the option to save and share the design with others, including fabricators who can help bring their outdoor space to life, via an email share or on social media. For each creation, a unique link is also created that can be shared with others.
Users have the option to pick between a variety of Sunbrella shade fabrics such as Manhattan Classic and Hemlock Tweed. Whether their ultimate selection is a classic neutral, bold color or standout stripe, the Sunbrella Shade Studio features a wide array of shade fabrics for a variety of awning applications to fit any design style.