It's like your momma always said: buy your snowblower in May, your bikini in August, your chocolates after Valentine's Day, and your outdoor furniture in the midst of summer! Well, maybe your momma didn't share those bright and shiny pearls of wisdom. But WE are!
Here in Southern California we're lucky enough (er, sort of, given that this past January was the driest on record since such record-keeping actually began in 1895) to be able to dine al fresco pretty much all year 'round. To make it easy, we've put together a grouping of some of Lily Spindle's top picks for super stylish and unbelievably affordable dining tables and dining chairs!
And, here you have it - a few simple + straightforward outdoor dining + designing tips ::
Don't forget the lighting! Just because you're outdoors doesn't mean the lighting isn't crucial. Candles, globes, hanging lanterns, chandeliers and string lights provide romantic, atmospheric lighting and, let's be honest, pretty much everyone looks gorgeous when bathed in the soft, warm glow of mood lighting.
Don't be afraid to bring the indoors out! Graphic, fun rugs outside are pretty wonderful when used in a lounge area and the New York Times' T Magazine recently featured an awesome selection of outdoor pillows ranging from Maharam to Missoni to Holly Hunt, so go for gold and be fearless
Do bring art into your outdoor space. As an extension of your home, your exterior design deserves as much consideration as your interior. And we promise you, art is not exclusive to the walls of your living room!
Six words -- colorful pots. colorful pots. colorful pots.
- Devon Dining Table, Restoration Hardware. 96"L x 40"D x 29.5"H (teak); $1900
- New York Reclaimed Teak Table, Teak Warehouse. 98"L x 39"D x H30"H; $2795
- Coronado Dining Table, Restoration Hardware. 96"L x 40"D x 29.5"H (teak); $2665
- Manhattan Reclaimed Teak Table, Teak Warehouse. 98"L x 39"D x 30.5"H; $2295
- Trestle Table (reclaimed teak), Teak Warehouse. 98"L x 39"D x 29"H; $2595
- Crosby Teak Dining Table, Serena & Lily. 102"L x 39"D x 29"H; 2050
- Somerset Teak Trestle Table, Teak Warehouse. 98"L x 39"D x 29"H; $3795
- Kruger Dining Chair in Turkish Tile Blue, Crate + Barrel. $99/each
- Garvin Side Chair, Aeon Furniture Industrial Classics. All Modern. $140/set of 2
- Lisboa Dining Chair, DWR. $120/each
- Kruger Dining Chair in Ribbon Red, Crate + Barrel. $99/each
- Lyle Dining Chair, Crate + Barrel. $199/each