Posts in Outdoor Living
Modernism Week 2017 | The west elm house

Have you ever passed over something that you're not particularly interested in, but eventually discover that it's pretty cool? That's exactly how I reacted to mid-century modernism until I experienced it in it's truest form at Modernism Week 2017, Palm Springs. Visiting the world of Mid-Century Modernism during Modernism Week 2017, Palm Springs.

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Design Advice: The Basics of a Functional Outdoor Kitchen #OutdoorLiving

As we continue our approach into the Dog Days of Summer, you're probably thinking about the possibility of adding an Outdoor Kitchen to your sun-bathed entertainment areas.  Why not?  There really is nothing like enjoying a medium rare cut of steak and a perfectly chilled Washington Pinot Gris out of doors, without the hassle of missing out on the conversation of your guests each time you need to run inside to check on a pot or fetch another bottle. The well-designed outdoor kitchen means that the chef (usually the host or hostess) remains a part of the party. 

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Design Advice: Making #OutdoorLiving Spaces Spring-time Ready

Let's face it, with Spring having Sprung, it's time to move the party outdoors! Why stay cooped up inside? Instead, feel the warmth of a light afternoon breeze on your bare skin.  Maybe enjoy the morning paper and coffee as the last bit of dew evaporates from the leaves.  Better yet, gather the family around a blazing outdoor fire and share spooky ghost stories (marshmallows anyone?).

With that being said, we thought we'd share a few tips for #OutdoorLiving geared to help you get your backyard ready for the activities of Spring and Summer.

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Trends: Indoor Influenced Outdoor Furniture

The Patio is a' Changin! The continued evolution of the Outdoor Space in today's market means that home owners and designers are no longer content with the traditional outdoor furniture of yore.  You know, flimsy plastic numbers that fade and crack. Instead, they're turning to décor details more often found inside the house, turning to designers who are, at once, producing highly functional pieces of furniture that make use of those style details found indoors - Cabriole legs, carved detailing, wing-backs, and even Mid-Century Eames-esque components - constructing them from materials designed to withstand the elements of the Great Outdoors.

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