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Take It Outside

Whether you enjoy outdoor spaces designed for lounging, entertaining, dining or simply escaping, try these fresh ideas for personalizing your patio, porch and garden.


Trendy Table

Zig-zag napkin, $16 (set of four), westelm.com.
Acrylic stemless wineglass, $2.95, ­crateandbarrel.com.
Bamboo flatware, $4.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Abaca chunky square placemat, $7, westelm.com.
Melamine serving bowl, $12.99, target.com.
Galvanized metal tray, $29, potterybarn.com.

Outdoor dinnerware should be practical but equally beautiful for entertaining. Melamine, acrylic and natural bamboo are three ideal materials.

Soft & Civilized

Summerlin Maribel 20-inch square indoor-outdoor pillow, $29.95; Sunbrella Caliente 20-inch indoor-outdoor pillow, $39.95; Arbor Maribel ginkgo, 20-by-13-inch indoor-outdoor pillow, $24.95; crateandbarrel.com.

 Pillows can be changed with the season. It’s an excellent way to play with a few patterns — and to complement the surrounding garden flowers!

Pretty Planters

Moss olive jar, $129, crateandbarrel.com. Porcelain hurricane, $49, and tealight holder, $8, westelm.com. Green watering can, $29.95, crateandbarrel.com.

Fun Furniture

Banda armchair, $298, anthropologie.com.
Corsica woven-top end table, $299, ­ballarddesigns.com.

 Mix and match design styles (retro chairs, eclectic accent tables and modern
accessories) so that your garden décor can continue to grow with unique finds instead of being confined to a specific style. Create a sense of place with an outdoor rug that identifies a cozy seating area.



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