5 Must-Have Elements to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Retreat

The constant ding of electronic notifications, the ever-demanding toil of housework, and the frantic juggling act necessary to complete our long list of tasks throughout the day — sometimes we need to take a step back from the chaos of modern life and just unwind. When you want to relax, slow down, and revel in the soothing comforts of nature you need an outdoor retreat … Continue reading 5 Must-Have Elements to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Retreat

How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

Classic Adirondack chairs are designed for maximum relaxation outdoors, whether you’re sipping tea on the patio or soaking up some sun poolside. The Adirondack chair provides excellent support due to its backward sloping seat and back that sits close to the ground. Many types of Adirondack chairs feature contoured seats and backs for additional comfort. The wide arms provide a convenient place to balance a … Continue reading How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

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Create the Ultimate Outdoor Dining Space

With the warm weather comes the opportunity to entertain outdoors this season and into fall. Before you dine al fresco though, make sure you understand how to get the most use out of that outdoor dining space so your guests have plenty of room to eat, drink, and enjoy each other’s company. Here we break down a few tips to create a functional, beautiful outdoor … Continue reading Create the Ultimate Outdoor Dining Space

5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

Are you a seasoned gardener who spends hours outside, carefully tilling soil, weeding, and planting? Or is your green thumb not so green? Whether you’re a master gardener or someone who can’t keep a plant alive, gardens—even small ones—add a tailored look to any outdoor space. Fortunately, you don’t have to go all in with hundreds of sculpted bushes and hard-to-care-for plants. Here are five … Continue reading 5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Sometimes decorating a new space is a pain. How do you tie the room together with those hand-me-down pieces? What new furnishings should you incorporate? What colors should you introduce? How much is in the budget? But what if there was a solution that involved using a cheaper option… or even something you may already have on hand? Well… why not think a little outside … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)

In 2016, we offered readers some of our best tips for turning your patio into a festive wonderland. We called it Winter Decorating 101, and you can still find fabulous ways to warm up with hot chocolate, cocktails, trees, fire pits, and more in that post. A lot has changed in life since we authored that piece. A reality television host serves as president of … Continue reading Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)

Storing Furniture During Winter

You’ve raked and bagged leaves, covered outdoor faucets, and stocked up on snow gear. But what should you do with your outdoor furniture when winter comes? To extend the life of your patio furniture, if at all possible, make storage preparations now for things you don’t want left in the cold later. What you can leave out: Composite furniture Outdoor pieces made from composite materials, … Continue reading Storing Furniture During Winter

Tips for Setting Your Thanksgiving Table

It’s hard to believe it’s November already! Not to mention, Thanksgiving dinner is almost upon us and there’s so much to plan. There’s the food, the drinks, who you’re going to invite (and who you shouldn’t invite!), and whether you’ll stick with traditional Thanksgiving favorites or switch it up this year with a modern twist on some of those beloved comfort foods. No matter how … Continue reading Tips for Setting Your Thanksgiving Table

Our Top Fall Entertaining Tips

There’s the faintest hint of a chill in the air; reds, oranges, and yellows begin creeping into the trees; and football season is back. Ahhh, fall… It’s also that time when pumpkin spice lattes are socially acceptable, when leather boots and jackets come out in full force, and plaid clothing and sweaters are pulled from storage. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once poignantly wrote that “life … Continue reading Our Top Fall Entertaining Tips

Refresh Your Patio Space for Summer

It’s hot this summer. The kind of hot that makes for perfect days of swimming in a cool pool, eating watermelon, and throwing together simple dinners with summer veggies. The season is also the right time to do a little patio refresh to keep your outdoor space somewhere you’ll want to be even in the peak heat of the day. Here are some of the … Continue reading Refresh Your Patio Space for Summer