The perfect outdoor soiree!

With the arrival of the lovely spring weather (and before the oppressive heat of summer), now is the perfect time of year for outdoor entertaining. We believe that you should put as much love into your outdoor decor as you do the interior of your home. We’ve designed many outdoor spaces for clients over the years. Follow our tips for your next outdoor party – you’ll impress your guests, while making it all look effortless.

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  1. Outdoor textiles! The market for indoor/outdoor fabrics, rugs, and pillows has grown immensely. These fabrics are  tough – and can stand up to the harsh summer sun. Incorporating textiles into your outdoor decor makes your space feel more like a room. Coordinating napkins, plates, and placemats to bring the whole look together.

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    2. Simple food. When you’re entertaining outdoors, the last thing you want to worry about is running back and forth from the kitchen constantly. So, keep your food simple and fresh – we like cold sides such as salads and fruits, a nice cheese plate, and of course plenty of meat for the grill!

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3. Make it lounge-y! With lots of outdoor cushions on the market, plush outdoor furniture is more resilient than ever. We love the furniture we selected from Summer Classics for a client’s pool house! By adding a lounge area to your outdoor entertainment area, guest can kick off their shoes and lounge for hours after your meal is finished. Getting them to leave might be another story!

 

We hope these tips will help you take your outdoor entertaining game to the next level! Come visit us in our showrooms for even more ideas from our designers.

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