This is the time of year when shadows begin to lengthen and painted sunsets become an event. Glorious evenings beckon, and we want to savor every second.
Nothing extends our time out of doors more beautifully than the companionable flicker of firelight. We love dotting patios and porches, steps and sweeps of lawn with lanterns and torches. In the evenings, these ambient lights seem as magical as fireflies.
Used for millennia as signals and sources of light, lanterns have evolved from purely utilitarian to must-have mood-setting accessories.
Tabletop torches like the Pineapple Hurricane Lantern shimmer on a dining or side table. Larger versions like the towering Galveston Lantern make a statement along steps or on the ground near your seating area. Most lanterns work with either real wax candles or effortless outdoor flameless candles.
Our season in the sun is still in full swing. And a backyard barbecue, an afternoon whiled away on the patio, or an impromptu pool party are still topping the playlist. Nothing keeps the festivities rolling like a little respite from the sun.
So, when you’re ready, settle in beneath an outdoor outdoor umbrella … because some of summer’s finest moments are made in the shade.
The best summer fare is served hot off the grill. And it’s true that everything tastes better when eaten outside. Our expansive Round Side Mount Umbrella is the perfect accompaniment to poolside lunches or sunset dinners. […]
Out of the blue comes a hue that seems born for the swelter of summer – and just as perfect for fall’s indigo evenings. Just say the word, and we see visions of a sapphire winking midnight blue. A glacier glinting with aquamarine light. The sweep of the sky. Or the surging energy of cobalt.
And while it’s true that the coolest color in the spectrum has never been hotter, blue is far more than a trend. At once soothing and energizing, it’s also one of fashion’s enduring darlings. Here are four great ways to bring it home.
Lighter blues like our Azure or Air Blue are fresh and rejuvenating. And just as in nature, these pastels pair well with most any color in the spectrum.
From thousand-year-old Chinese porcelain to 19th century paintings, artists have long been loyal to cobalt blue. Van Gogh even called it divine. The warmest of the blues, this strong color takes on even more vivacity when used with brights and whites.
Native to Southeast Asia, this tropical hardwood has remarkable strength and durability that’s prized in outdoor furniture. Its inherent resistance to the effects of harsh sun, salt water, mold, mildew and insects means that it’s destined for years of open-air gatherings.
When crafted into outdoor furniture, sustainably harvested teak retains its solid character, yet acquires a smooth, almost velvety, texture as it’s sanded by hand. Teak’s natural beauty is only enriched by the elements, assuming a relaxed yet sophisticated profile as it weathers from a golden glow to a distinctive, silvery patina over time.