Just in time to welcome spring, home furnishings companies have unveiled their new offerings for outdoor enjoyment. Take a look at our picks for refreshing and renewing your backyard, patio, or terrace. Once chunky and clunky, outdoor furnishings are becoming virtually indistinguishable from their indoor counterparts. To wit, Williams-Sonoma Home
’s new Pescadero sofa could easily move into the living room. Its minimalist frame exemplifies modern glamour.
The Pescadero sofa ($1,695) has a polished-nickel finish and is covered in hand-woven synthetic rattan.
A perfect way to add a splash of color to your porch: Target
has paired up with legendary Finnish design company Marimekko to produce outdoor décor, furniture, and tableware that sport the company’s bold prints. The limited-edition collection will hit stores April 17.
Prices for the Marimekko collection range from $8 for sunscreen to $500 for a paddle board.
Rustic yet refined, Pottery Barn
’s new Abbott and Tolland dining table chair set combines the solidity of
concrete with airy metal-and-wood folding chairs. The set ($3,493) has an inviting informality.
Outdoor rugs made of durable polypropylene are designed to resist dirt, mildew, and fading. One of the latest designs from rug manufacturer Jaipur Living
has a restful green and blue palette.
This bird-patterned rug is available in three sizes, starting at 2-by-3-feet. $66 at Wayfair.com
Key to an outdoor room is a comfortable seating arrangement: The furnishings buzzword for this these days is "chat group." West Elm
’s new line of Portside outdoor seating lets you build your own sectional from five different components.
The Portside pieces are made from FSC-certified wood with a wire-brushed surface. The four-piece sectional shown is $2,996.