Listen closely: it’s time to heed the beckoning songbirds and crickets and create a new comfort zone. Furnishing a personal outdoor oasis that speaks to your soul is easy, with the right harmonious elements. These hardy outdoor pieces reflect the sophistication of indoor furnishings, with an additional dollop of ease that invites you to stretch out, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the sounds of summer.
Below are some feats of inspiration to satisfy a variety of decor pallets, outdoor areas, and ways to kick back, relax and enjoy the beauty the summer season offers.
It’s time to experiment. Turn your patio into a sculpture garden with furnishings that capture the lines of a great piece of art. Whether you gravitate towards tubular aluminum, mod wrought-iron circles, or architectural X bases, these outdoor objects are worthy of deep appreciation — and contemplation.
Utilize your space, figuring out idea view corridors and various ways in which openness may be felt or created.
Nothing tops the breezy, laid-back character of tropical rattan weaves and exotic teak. Open-weave textures and nautical-inspired rope constructions not only allow rainwater to pass through (a must for island living), they convey a gracious, bygone, plantation look. Look for seating with sculptural mid-century profiles, deep seating and wide armrests for added comfort.
Channeling earth tons, and connecting with the natural surrounds is sure to create a zen experience.
Conjure the mood of your favorite vacation escape — whether it’s a villa in Seville, a Moroccan space, or a Bahamas beach house — with the right furnishings. Authentic details drive home an evocative look. Carved, turned legs, elaborate wrought-iron curlicues, and a wicker fan chair effectively establish the allure of an exotic getaway.
Warmer, neutral tones go perfectly will a pleasant sunset, and don’t forget to add a glass of wine.