Outdoor Living

Take It Outside: Dining!

Outdoor dinner parties are every guest’s favorite way to dine, and we’ve found the best accessories and furniture for just such an occasion. Cheers to staying outside all spring and summer long!     How to set your table?  A teak bottom and ceramic top make this table a solid choice for withstanding the elements. Barlow Tyrie Monterey 200 Rectangular […]

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Take It Outside: Toasting!

The weather is warming up, and daylight is lasting longer. What’s the best way to celebrate the changing seasons? Toasting to spring (and almost summer!) with the best outdoor furnishings and accessories. First up–the cutest tiki hut under the sun!   The Setup: A bamboo tiki bar that is easy to assemble is a must for a poolside or outdoor party. […]

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Is This Your Favorite Outdoor Shower Ever?

By Homes Editor Ellen McGauley In a meeting the other day, I happened to overhear another editor coronating something “her favorite outdoor shower ever.” Cue the scratch of the record as the music stops throughout Coastal Living offices, bring on the slightly suspicious stares: What shower? Where? I’ll be the judge of that, thought more than one of us. See, being outdoor shower people, most of […]

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The 3 Best-Looking Beach Tents On The Sand This Season

We love a day on the beach more than anyone, but sometimes you need a little shade. And taking cover has never looked so good!     Happy hues and fun patterns make these finds chic choices, and the large cotton-canvas covers are large enough to shade your entire crew. Lovin’ Summer Beach Tents in Biarritz, Bondi, South Beach, and Santorini, $165 each; […]

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This Beachy Patio Calls For Cocktails All Year Long

With the outdoor temps heading towards heavenly (and in some places, they’re already there), you may be readying your al fresco spaces to spend more time outdoors. Morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, lazy Saturdays—there are so many reasons to get outside. But here’s an idea: when you refresh your patio or porch, outfit it for comfort no matter what the season.   This 2011 […]

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“Glamping” in East Hampton With Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan

Yurt: [noun] 1) a circular domed tent of fabric or animal hide stretched over a collapsible lattice framework 2) an ultra-chic outdoor guest room, and clever solution for small beach cottages that are big on style but short on space.   In our April issue, which just arrived on newsstands, Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan welcomes us into his East Hampton […]

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Let’s Go Outside! 3 Fresh-Air, Fresh-Idea Rooms We Love…

Sending our April “Outdoor Living” issue to press in the past few weeks has left us overly anxious for spring’s arrival—when the gardens wake up, the sun warms our daily walks, and our beach houses get a little busier with friends and family. Everyone seems ready to populate our patios and decks again! We thought it was as good a reason as any to […]

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This or That? Îpe vs. Teak

When it comes to outdoor wooden furniture, you need pieces with lasting charm and durability, especially in coastal climates. Îpe and teak are two of our favorite woods for alfresco settings, but most people struggle to know the difference. Do you? Here’s a quick look.   Jensen Leisure Îpe Opal Sofa and Swivel Rocker Group, to the trade; JensenLeisureFurniture.com Also […]

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