Live out loud – and outdoors – all summer. Revel in the sun, dance in the moon and make your outdoor space a second living room.
We love to live outside. Dreamy summer afternoons and evenings are made for lounging, laughing and dining. Mountain homes are made to enjoy outdoor space as much as indoor – and you should be able to seamlessly move from inside to outside and feel right at home.
Don’t think of your outdoor space as simply outdoor space – it should be an extension of your indoor space and reflect your style and personality. Create seating areas just as you would in your home: intimate seating areas, large gathering spaces and an eating area. This is your chance to find a few smaller side tables to scatter around the deck.
Start with a weatherproof rug to set the stage. For an added punch, try a bright color or fun pattern – something that you may not commit inside but that screams, “Welcome to summer!” This is also the perfect opportunity to use a variety of pops of color in throws, pillows and accessories.
Speaking of, accessories that are designed for the outside really make your patio, deck, lanai come to life and feel like part of the home. There’s solar-powered lighting and outdoor fabric furnishings. The added glow of a wood-burning fire pit or a gas option is divine. Fire in an outdoor space adds more than heat for our cool nights. And if you must … you can always add TVs for a full-on living room feel.
Twinkling fairy lights, hanging decorative lights in trees or interwoven on the deck overhang add a touch of magic to the evening. A little more upscale – go for candles of all sizes and shapes on the patio table.
Just like it’s key to have a bar area set up inside – set up one outside. The bar cart is a perfect idea. Stock it with yummy summer drinks. Need some ideas? Try vodka-thyme lemonade. Champagne punch, mojitos or pomegranate daiquiris and a citrusy sauvignon blanc is always a delight.
Feeling inspired? We have just the thing to help your patio be the place to be this summer. Check out the Lloyd Flanders Spring Event: 20-percent off special orders and in stock, taking place April 16 through May 2.
Read on to see a few of our faves, but remember we can special order anything and with our White Glove delivery – you can have it in (almost) no time. Lloyd Flanders relies on a one-of-a-kind weaving process, which makes it not only a stylish must-have, it’s just as durable as it is good looking.
The Generations collection is updated classic with subtle curves and stainless steel accents.
We’re loving the slick, tightly woven wicker in the Elements collection. An added bonus is that the pieces are customizable – unique to this collection. It’s sleek, contemporary and brings a level of sophistication to the outdoor patio.
The Hamptons collection has a feel of understated elegance and fits a variety of styles, personalities and design aesthetics.
Understated styled is the key component of the Mandalay collection, and exclusive to this collection is the five-strand weave, which emulates the feel of natural sea grass. It brings the feel of the sea to the Rocky Mountains.
Are you intrigued and ready to see the quality of Lloyd Flanders collections in person? The Weekend Retreat and Largo collections are available right in the showroom. The Largo has a low-profile design and super sexy curves. Set up alone, it’s perfect for a solo retreat or pair for a lively conversation area.
The Weekend Retreat is classic, comfortable and plush – and perfect for weekends with friends, family and festivities.
Find your style, set the outdoor space and start enjoying the great weather to come!