In Store - The Outsiders
If your patio doesn’t reflect your personal style, you’ve found your new weekend project. Get started with a few of these sun-kissed stunners…
By Lisa Marie Rovito
Little explorers love to hide in the shade of this frontier-print kids’ camping teepee; $220. (888) 365-0056, www.uncommongoods.com.
|What a Crock|
A refreshing batch of spiked or virgin lemonade never tasted more like summer than when it pours from this glazed ceramic crock with a brass spout; $135. (800) 422-2770, www.sundancecatalog.com.
A big orange sun pops off a turquoise pool. It’s one of five summer designs on the “world’s thickest float.” Made of color-saturated, durable, triple-dipped PVC vinyl, the floats offer incredible full-body support on nearly three inches of closed-cell comfort. Also in stripes and solids, the floats resist the effects of sun, saltwater, and chlorine to look like new season after season; $129-$179. (800) 626-6488, www.frontgate.com.
|Straight From the Seashore|
And into your back yard, handmade crab and lobster garden sculptures are made from recycled materials and common tools; $35-$45. (888) 365-0056, www.uncommongoods.com.
|Cage is All the Rage|
Birdcage hurricane candle lanterns really sing in three sizes; $29-$69. (800) 940-1170, www.smithandhawken.com.
|Living on the Outside|
Made of polytech, a “green,” UV-protected vinyl that can weather the elements, these pieces from the Delta Group’s Eden Collection makes a cohesive outdoor living room arrangement with its sofa ($2,765), coffee/end table ($908-$961), and outdoor lamp ($352). The look is clean and classic; the feel is 100 percent comfort. Exclusively on the West Coast at Passages, The Atrium, 69-930 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage, 328-4550, www.passagesca.com.
|Lean Back, Way Back|
Palazzio Chaise Lounge by Giatio blends well with both modern and traditional environments. An organic, plantation-grown teak frame is protected with a UV-inhibitor and topped with a made-for-napping cushion; $7,160 (excluding fabric). The matching side table is shown with a smooth limestone top; $2,665. (805) 965-6535, www.giati.com.
|Cool on the Go|
Perfect for a picnic, traveling, or to throw on the back of the golf cart, Built NY’s two-bottle tote in a plaid neoprene offers a clink-proof design, soft-grip handles, and a stylish way to keep your favorite drinks safe and cool; $20. Makes a great gift, too. Other versions include a golf-friendly six-pack tote and a one-bottle tote that’s wide enough for champagne. (212) 227-2044, www.builtny.com.
Plant a few of the Madison Planters (shown in pink) for Le Oob by Moises Esquenazi in your yard for an instant (and functional!) statement. Designed in plastic, they are easy to move and come in 12 colors and four sizes, from 20 to 48 inches; $69-795. (310) 246-0581, www.leoob.com.
|Love This Seat|
Chris Lehrecke’s cushioned loveseat for Ralph Pucci International has a striking Danish modern influence and displays profound clarity and restraint rarely seen in outdoor furniture; $5,130. His new collection combines white oak with stainless steel connectors and powder-coated aluminum fittings. 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B203, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9707, www.ralphpucci.net.
|Chic in Teak|
BEO’s curved-back dining armchair and ottoman by Jane Hamley Wells exude a modern bistro look in teak and stainless steel; $973 and $581, respectively. Interior Illusions, 830 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 325-0300.
|Gong With the Wind|
The Emperor Gong windchime was designed by a professional musician and instrument designer for melodic pureness that resonates with a rich, deep, shimmering sound. It’s handcrafted, weather-protected, and ready for that summer breeze; $75. (800) 233-6011 or www.vivaterra.com
|Under it All|
There’s nine feet of shade beneath this auto-tilt market umbrella in Sunbrella fabric. Shown here in Dolce Mango Stripe, it comes in a dozen prints and six solids; $279. (800) 245-2217, www.homedecorators.com.
The quilted lawn hammock swing with an arc-style stand evokes simple pleasures with its effortless design; $329. (800) 245-2217, www.homedecorators.com
How fun is this bright orange Spaghetti chair and ottoman? Made of molded vine, it’s outdoor friendly — and much more comfortable than a pile of pasta; $1,850/set. Digs, 844 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 325-6601.
|Leaf It Be|
No one can resist stretching out on the playful Leaf chair designed by Frank Ligthart for DEDON. The company’s woven fibers are famous for durability. Available in Seagrass or Java and in two sizes ($3,464 - $4,986) with a small coordinating side table ($681). (800) 24-JANUS, www.janusetcie.com.
Photo credit: Courtesy Dedon gmbh
|Double Your Sun|
The double chaise from the Sun Chasers Collection by Lloyd Flanders allows two tanners to lie side by side or opposite each other and make adjustments for that perfect angle. Made of hand-woven vinyl on an aluminum frame, it’s available in a number of fabric styles; $2,210. Patios Plus, 79-390 Hwy. 111, La Quinta, 564-5350; 71-619 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage, 346-3948.
|Really Shake It|
Even if you’re cheating by using pre-mixed pomegranate martinis and citrus margaritas from a bottle, you can still play bartender with this rattan-wrapped shaker; $20. Tchotchkes, 650 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 327-4990.
Photo credit: Taylor Sherrill
|Sounds to Swim By|
The Poolside two-CD set from Kinkysweet’s Habitat Collection is a danceable companion for any pool party. With CD 1 mixed by Secret Soul and CD 2 by Rob Johnson, you better make sure your stereo is up to snuff. It’s almost too hot to handle; $20.98. www.kinkysweet.com.
|It’s Happy Hour|
This retro, tiki-themed bar and stools serve up a kitschy slice of Polynesian style on any patio. It’s sure to put guests in a good mood as fast as they can say “mai tai.” Red eyes light up on the bamboo-flanked front of the bar, while shelves provide storage in back. There’s even an outlet for the requisite blender; $1,099/three-piece set. (714) 997-1397, www.modernhq.com.
Space-saving and totally weatherproof, this cute arrangement from the Sushi Collection by Gloster is delicious indoors or out. The low table and four wicker stools are part an award-winning design that offers a more compact alternative to the typical dining set; $3,178/set. California Patio, 77-750 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, 200-3113.
|Chaising the Modern Ideal|
Sleek and angular, the Aprio Chaise is crafted of die-cast aluminum and stainless steel with a powder-coated finish. It’s made in Santa Barbara with a new take on beach-inspired style and comfort; $5,830. (805) 965-6535, www.giati.com.