Outdoor Living

Oct 14

Feature Friday: Julie Blanner’s Lake Cottage Patio

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In our Feature Friday series, we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers and designers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!

 
Aug 30

Jana Bek’s Small, Outdoor Balcony Makeover

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Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing how she gave her small, outdoor balcony a makeover with Suzanne Kasler’s Directoire Collection.

 
Aug 12

A Late Summer Look for Your Front Door

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A late summer look for your front door with a chinoserie door mat, blue planter, and hanging basket

As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression, and that’s why we think it’s important to add some finishing touches to your front door. It doesn’t take a lot, but a nice welcome mat, some greenery, and a wreath on the door can make a world of difference. And give your guests and neighbors a hint to the fabulously stylish space you’ve created on the inside. Here are our picks for creating a front door for late summer and early Fall:

 
Jul 29

Video: Decorating a Classic Southern Porch & Patio

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Every year, we look forward to the unveiling of the Southern Living Idea House, and this one was no exception. Of course we were delighted to see our outdoor furniture on the porch and patio, so we sat down with Margaret Kirkland to hear all about her inspiration for the space. She used pieces from Suzanne Kasler’s Directoire Collection, as well as our Sunday Porch Swing. In the video above she shares her inspiration!

 
Jul 25

The Classic, Southern Porch at the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Wraparound porch at the Southern Living 2016 Idea House in Mt. Laurel outside Birmingham, Alabama

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We chatted with Southern Living’s Homes Editor, Zoe Gowen, about decorating the home’s classic southern porch.

 
Jun 28

9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to Your Outdoor Space

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9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to your outdoor space

Deciding on layouts  and floor plans is one of the most common questions we get here on How to Decorate, and we totally understand! With so many different furniture options, it can feel overwhelmingly to work lots of seating into your outdoor space without crowding up your whole yard. That’s why we like to use clever ideas to add more seating, without taking up tons of space. Here are our best ideas for versatile adding seating to your outdoor room:

 
Jun 24

Celebrating 10 Years of our Amalfi Collection

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Ballard Designs' Amalfi Outdoor Collection

When we launched our Amalfi Outdoor Collection 10 years ago, little did we know it would become our best-selling outdoor collection of all time. But, as they say, true beauty transcends time. The classic proportions and timeless style of each piece — from poolside loungers to patio sectionals to dining sets  —  have made our meticulously crafted collection a customer favorite through the years.