Perhaps you’ve filled your home with the latest spring decor finds, or maybe you’ve engaged in a little spring cleaning… Don’t forget about the exterior of your home! From gardening updates to patio makeovers, the outdoor possibilities are endless. Today we feature furniture finds that will brighten the outside of your abode. Our goal: to round up the most interesting pieces available! [from CB2]
We’ve also featured a range of prices so you can enjoy the fruits of the season regardless of budgetary limitations. This season, modern design and radiant colors are all the rage. And why shouldn’t they be? When it comes to spotlighting the beauty of nature, it doesn’t hurt to revel in saturated hues and contemporary forms. Enjoy–maybe you’ll see something that grabs your attention!
We start with a two-in-one find from CB2: the Acapulco Black/Blue Lounge Chair and the Ixtapa Yellow/Aqua Lounge Chair. With a ’50s look and an undeniable contemporary feel, these modern chairs are handwoven with PVC cord over a powder coated steel frame. Structurally interesting and colorfully brilliant, they look amazing when mixed and matched, as shown below:
For another woven seating option, check out AMMERÖ from IKEA, crafted from handwoven plastic rattan so the piece is extra hardy for the outdoors. A color palette of dark brown and beige is created by the chair’s frame and seating pad:
We now move to outdoor tables, which can range in size from the very large to the very petite. For a side table option, check out these Stone Stools from Crate & Barrel. Inspired by boulders, the items can be used as tables, stools or even accent pieces for the garden. Organic shapes molded of mineral compounds, salt, sand and fiber create a stylish statement, as well as a practical one. As stated in the product description, these stools are “impervious to weather, UV radiation, temperature fluctuations, mold and pests.”
Industrial and modern, the Threshold Clifton Patio Accent Table in Gray from Target is affordably priced as well as effectively functional. A tempered glass top rests atop a powder-coated steel frame, resulting in a rust-resistant contemporary piece.
Sometimes there’s nothing more appealing than clean and simple. Which is why we love this Fuze Dining Table with its sleek yet earthy composition of marble, granite, stone and natural fibers. A non-toxic wax adds a protective finish on this item that seats up to six. Made in an eco-friendly workshop, this stunning modern piece can be used indoors as well. And combined with fire-red chairs, as shown in the next image!:
For another substantial outdoor dining option with modern flair, check out ENHOLMEN, complete with a rustproof aluminum frame. A piece that is both sturdy and lightweight, the table is also reasonably priced. We’re loving the metallic look, as well as the statement created by a tabletop crafted of concrete and paint. [from IKEA]
Dining tables don’t have to be large to get the job done. The Pronto Small White Folding Bistro Table from Crate & Barrel can be quickly folded for easy storage. Perfect for sharing an outdoor meal with someone special, this item can be purchased in multiples to accommodate a larger gathering. Not to mention, a weather-resistant white powder coat finish ensures that the metal table holds up over time.
Striking with its round form, the Acara Dining Table from Crate & Barrel is constructed of weather-resistant fiber cement. A round pedestal base anchors this piece, which can seat up to four. In addition, a white epoxy coating protects the table from the elements and adds just the right finishing touch!
Outdoor Dining Sets
Sometimes it’s nice to buy chairs and tables as a set, don’t you think? We’re crazy about the FALSTER table and four armchairs in gray from IKEA, complete with their aluminum frames and polystyrene weather-resistant slats.
It’s hard to believe that this next table and chair combo comes as a set, but we can’t imagine anything more perfect than a drop-leaf table made of solid acacia wood coated in acrylic glazing paint, mixed with steel-frame chairs in a brilliant shade of white. It’s ÄPPLARÖ/ HÖGSTEN from IKEA, and the set reminds us that there’s power in contrast.
We end with the Dune Collection from Crate & Barrel, which offers a range of stylish products, including the chairs and table shown below. About the chairs…it’s hard not to love the combination of stainless steel and mesh. Especially when the mesh is UV-, fade-, mold-, tear- and stain-resistant. And when it comes to color, let’s hear it for the taupe!
Tell us about your outdoor style! Do you like to surround your home with vibrant pieces, or do you prefer an understated look that lets nature’s colors take center stage? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…