Outdoor Furnishings

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.

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?

 

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Serendipity: Women in Business

I’m really proud to be part of Serendipity Magazine’s Women in Business feature.

I’m really proud to be part of Serendipity Magazine’s Women in Business feature.  It’s humbling to be included in this group of inspiring and talented businesswomen!  You can see the full editorial in the June 2016 issue.  Enjoy!

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