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Tips to Create an Outdoor Oasis


May 2017 - It's that time of year when we shift our decorating focus to taking the indoors out! Many outdoor looks mirror the trends and themes of interior home décor, which makes styling a cozy and inviting "outdoor oasis" fun and easy!

Select Your Furniture
Decide how your space will be used. Do you need maximum lounging space or the perfect table and chairs for an al fresco dinner party? Tables with built-in drink coolers or firepits are also popular options. Garden stools work double-duty as side tables or extra seating.

We love C.R. Plastic Products' outdoor furniture (pictured above) for everything from lake or poolside seating to outdoor dining. This eco-friendly collection is made of recycled plastic in a variety of style options to suit your needs. You’ll be amazed by the quality; this is not lightweight, flimsy plastic furniture! In fact, the weight of this collection keeps it from blowing off docks or around decks during high winds and storms, and each piece is guaranteed to maintain its color for years. Marine-grade, weather-resistant cushions are available in a variety of patterns and solids to match your décor.

Define Your Space
Indoor/outdoor rugs are easy to care for and can really define your space! An eye-catching pattern in a neutral palette can have just as much impact as something vivid and colorful. Potted plants add ambiance and can also help define your area, as can oversized outdoor lanterns.

Add Lighting & Accessories
Nothing sets the tone for a magical evening of outdoor fun with friends like an ethereal canopy of string lights. Lanterns (and even flameless candles) are now available in a variety of weatherproof styles! Accessorize seating areas with weather-resistant indoor/outdoor pillows and throws.

Set Your Tabletop
Whether you’re serving an elegant dinner or casual fair, Garnier-Thiebaut’s gorgeous, easy-to-care-for coated damask table linens are the perfect starting point for your outdoor tablescape. Add formal or fun dishes, glassware, candles and other accessories to personalize your tabletop.

Don’t Forget Your Furry Companions!
Let your pooch relax in style and comfort! Dash & Albert’s dog “WOUFs” are available in multiple sizes and many chic performance fabric patterns to complement your indoor or outdoor décor.

Outdoor Entertaining

Visit us to learn more about these products and other unique decor items to create your own Outdoor Oasis, and you'll be ready to invite your friends over to kick back and relax with a signature cocktail and appetizers! If you’re looking for new recipes, visit us on June 10th when members of the Lake Geneva Garden Club will offer tastings of recipes from their cookbook, “Lake Geneva Garden Club: A Century of Cooking.” The book will also be available for purchase during the event.

See our Events page
for more information on this and other exciting upcoming events.

Article by Stephanie Huttner

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