We are lucky here in Texas to have a reasonable amount of outdoor living time throughout the year. For many of our clients, outdoor spaces have become just as important as indoor spaces for entertaining, dining and hanging out to watch whatever "big game" is on at any time. Outdoor furniture options of the past were limited to metal, faux wicker or wood. None of which really reflected sophisticated design. Faux wicker has come a long way and is even more durable and less plastic-y than it was 5 years ago. But with the development of upholstered outdoor furniture, the ability to create 3 season rooms that are integrated with the design of the rest of the home has become even more possible.
We saw some amazing outdoor collections at Universal Furniture at our visit to High Point Furniture Market last month. A blend of upholstered and faux wicker with performance fabrics in everything from coastal stripes to modern geometrics and everything in between.
We are big fans of the oversized poufs which make for easy portable seating that can go anywhere anyone needs to plop down for a spell. And clearly, Shauna is ready for her post-Thanksgiving dinner nap on this comfy slipcovered sofa.
For a more whimsical approach to outdoor, we found cute accent seating at Dorel Home that is perfect for smaller spaces, patios and balconies. The Novogratz brand, based in New York, had one of our favorite outdoor pieces, the Roberta Outdoor Loveseat. Reminds me of the glider that sat in front of my grandparents' house but without the screeching that came with every rock.
The shape of the Sally Hanging Swing was made for curling up on a rainy afternoon with a good book. With cushions all the way around and a nice deep seat, there's no doubt you'll be coming back to this comfy spot over and over again.
The Heidi Bistro Set is a clear winner in the small space game. Poolside, porch or even the tiniest balcony, she is ready for afternoon cocktails, morning coffee or anything else you have to throw at her. Plus at a retail price less than $250 she'll fit right in with anyone's budget.
It's never too early to start thinking about YOUR outdoor space! Let us know how we can help you create the ultimate oasis in your own backyard.
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