Monday, July 21, 2008

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ENJOY ALFRESCO ENTERTAINING

Photo Courtesy of William Sonoma Home

Large enough to seat your guests and long enough to lie across, this classic wicker William Sonoma Home Chatham sofa is nice for a covered outdoor area or sunroom. It is currently marked down. Super!

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GREAT FIND: These French striped Les Toiles du Soleil fabric sling chairs are on sale!!! Scoop yours up from Calypso for $99 each. They come in a fantastic assortment of bright stripe combos. Great for beach or pool.

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You will have it made in the shade with the Pagoda umbrella. The curve at the edge and sharp point at the top add exotic flair. You can always find something global at a great price at Pier 1.

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This Oscilating Energy Chair and Ottoman of bamboo and rope reminds me of the classic peacock chair. The bright colors and nice size mean you can have more seating for your guests. Yes, they can put their feet on your furniture. Get yours at Anthropologie.


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Why not add an outdoor rug to create a comfortable outdoor room? This rug is all-weather, resist water, fading, stains, and abrasions with a nice border making it look elegant and more permanent. Check out the colorful choices at Grandin Road.

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Always worth checking out, Pier 1 tends to have good seasonal items that won't break the bank. What a great bistro table this is. WIth it's clean lines it would be perfect for a small terrace.
From Pier 1

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The Clouded Tumbler from Anthropologie looks like cut crystal, but is plastic. Chic poolside tabletop in yellow or green can be yours from Anthropologie

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Cynthia Rowley's Whim Rattan Dinnerware Collection of melamine plates and plastic tumblers are preppy and fun. Buy a bunch at Target.com

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Illumination for the outdoors can be so much more than some plain votives scattered on a table. Small votive holders such as these from Pier 1 are a cheap and cheerful way to add candlelight in volume. Pick a color and purchase many for greatest effect.

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Lovely lightweight lanterns are airy and clean looking. These goodies also from Pier 1 are perfect to hang from a trusty tree branch.

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Love the color!

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No, aliens did not land in this pool. These LED orbs of solar lighting would look drop dead chic in a flagstone bordered pool. Their soft glow is a nice alternative to candles that can tip over poolside. They come with their own stand for when they not in use and use eco-friendly rechargeable NiMh batteries. The price is right, so stock up, at Grandin Road.

Photo Courtesy of William Sonoma Home

William Sonoma Home has these beautiful Boathouse teak lanterns. They are refined, made of a material that will weather nicely, and have a heft that make them worth the splurge as they will be around for years to come.

1 comment:

Jessica @ The Love List said...

I am obsessed with Anthropologie glassware - I have far too much of it already. They have these cute little blue "Leche" glasses that I love!