The days are longer and the evenings sweeter: time to unwind outdoors. Whether entertaining 20 friends or hosting an intimate dinner for two, there’s no need for a dreary deck. Today’s outdoor living is luxurious with high design, personalized style, and improved materials.
Recycled plastics got more sophisticated this year too, with a wirebrushed finish technique that looks like teak, new color choices and a combination of colors on the same chair or table. There are chairs, benches, loungers, rockers, and bars. Tables range from a two-seat chat set for a romantic tête-a-tête to long dining-height tables for ten of your best buds.
Fireside talks have been around since the cavemen, but they’re a whole lot more comfortable now with matching seating and design touches that would feel at home indoors. Longer, linear fire pits and burners with coordinated sofas and L-shaped banquette seating offer a popular and attractive choice.
You’ll also see more elegant shapes and curves for visual interest including a fashion-forward curvy sectional sofa with a corner-seating wedge. Loveseats, ottomans, benches, and chairs let you rearrange furniture for tons of open seating arrangements. Or create a traditional seating circle around a fire pit.