Outdoor Furnishings

Happy summer!  As we start my favorite season of the year and total summer bliss begins, remember that the exterior of your home is one of the most important spaces.  When making outdoor furniture selections, it’s always best to prepare in the winter and early spring months while the chill is still in the air.  We have been installing so many exterior spaces in the past few weeks and the components have been mostly modular. These are great since you can configure the pieces in so many different ways, making the most of your exterior layout.

modern retailers

Patio furniture from Modern Retailers

Muubs Rockefeller Teack Fiber Concrete table

Muubs Rockefeller Teak Fiber Concrete Table

Garden Röshults Broberg Ridderstråle

Garden Röshults Broberg Ridderstråle


This year, I’m seeing a lot of comfortable pieces like daybeds, swings, and rockers in a mix of materials.  So many companies came out with total eye candy – it can be hard to pare down selections when there are so many great choices.  Rockers are big this year, particularly comfortable, modern rocking chairs.

canasta daybed walters wicker

Canasta Daybed from Walters Wicker

west elm huron lounge chair

West Elm Huron Lounge Chair

Walters Wicker Omega Curved Sofa

Omega Curved Sofa from Walters Wicker

SWINGREST Hanging lounger dedon

Swingrest Hanging Lounger, Dedo

mbrace dedon rocking chair

Mbrace Rocking Chair, Dedon

Kettal Outdoor Collection

Kettal Outdoor Collection

hanging lattice chair Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola Hanging Lattice Chair

I also like in incorporate outdoor lamps to bring an unexpected element and encourage the idea of bringing the inside out.  Heaters are another great addition to an exterior.  They look whimsical but have a purpose and really do a lot to extend the use of your outdoor space.

sutherland furniture outdoor lamps

Outdoor Lamps from Sutherland Furniture

kindle living

Outdoor heaters from Kindle Living

There are so many possibilities with the different lines of outdoor furnishings.  Pieces can be customized with a range of materials, finishes, and fabrics.  How would you design your ideal backyard retreat and a true extension of your home’s interior?