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A local Philly designer uses artificial grass indoors for an instant sum- mer update

If summer in the city is leaving you yearning for a little piece of green, you don’t have to pull up stakes and head for the ’burbs. “Adding a little bit of the outdoors is essential to urban living,” says Danielle De Mumbrum, ASID, design director of D.A. Interior Design in Doylestown. She used artificial grass in her client’s Philadelphia bachelor pad to satisfy his craving for outdoor living. The living room now sports a surprisingly lifelike turf that beckons visitors to ditch flip-flops at the door. Made from 100 percent nylon, it’s as soft and cushy as any real green you’d find outside.

And the best news? No need to water, weed or mow — to clean, simply lift and shake out as you would any other rug. “It won’t fade like regular carpet would because it’s supposed to be outside,” says De Mumbrum. “It’s really easy to care for. If a bachelor can take care of it, anybody can.”

D.A. Interior Design, Doylestown 215-348-1814, dainteriordesign.com