Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Outdoor for Less

World Market - Maldive Collection

Well, we had a couple of warm days here in Virginia Beach, and it got me dreaming of outdoor living.. But all that furniture we use for maybe 5 months of the year can be pricey! I was in love with Targets range by Smith and Hawken (mainly the Avignon collection) but the prices are pretty darned expensive for my budget! Then I clicked my way to World Market and saw this gorgeous set, called Maldives. It's made from eco-friendly eucalyptus, and has the look and feel of the much pricier Avignon for way less! Here's the link to Avignon : The prices here start at $429 for a side chair and $1099 for a 69inch table. Whereas the Maldives collection is $89.99 for a side chair and $299 for a 72 inch table. The other selections they have are also gorgeous and wallet friendly, check out this link if your in the 'market' for a new patio set! ;-)

Here's some other inspiration from Martha Stewart and House Beautiful. All we need now is Summer!

I believe that the furniture shown here is the Avignon Collection.
Love this idea!! If you are lucky enough to have stunning views, use a mirror on your porch
to reflect them back into the living space so no one misses out on them!

Group similar planters of different sizes and foliage height for big impact!

Hang art on bare walls. Iron wall decor or even an
outdoor canvas can fill a blank spot and add interest.

This piece (below) from Grandin Road would add a fun, quirky element to a modern space!
Grandin Road - Bird on a Wire $69.00
Treat outdoor spaces as an extension of your living space.
Make a conversation area, add a spot to sit drinks.
Bring in elements that would be at home inside your home.
Outdoor mirrors, weather proof sculptures, outdoor rugs and patterned fabrics.
Pier One - Yellow Outdoor Stacking Armchair $79.95
Love this modern space. It doesn't have to be a sunny day to enjoy
 the outside when you have some yellow accents!!

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