The Coffee Table in the Outdoor Room

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House of Turquoise

Let’s talk coffee—or, at least, coffee tables. Outdoor coffee table, to be specific. Yes or no? While most people wouldn’t think of placing a sofa inside their home without adding a coffee table in front of it, many people opt not to include one in the outside patio furniture grouping. It something I find quite interesting since our goal is to create an outdoor room that feels like an indoor room and a coffee table not only helps to anchor the seating group but its functionality is self-evident.

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Outdoor Furniture, Naturally

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Hug Franca

Recycle…Organic…Natural…Buzzwords of the twenty-first century. While we aren’t ready to give up on man-made materials or using science and technology to create products we use, the ability to reuse something existing and to use things of the earth feeds our twenty-first century desire to be gentle to the earth. Well aware that this delicate planet is changing (for whatever reasons you choose to believe), it is chic, hip, and responsible to try to leave as small a footprint as we can as we journey around this planet. Found items may have once been the source of a . . . → Read More: Outdoor Furniture, Naturally

City Chic: Rooftop Rooms

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Home Design

I am intrigued by outdoor living in the city. Life among the hard concrete, tall buildings, and throngs of people isn’t for everyone but even for those who do consider themselves “city” people, the need to escape the noise and congestion and find a way to truly be alone outside presents a mystery unless one has access to a rooftop terrace.

Architectural Digest

While it is true that the noise is never completely obscured by a lack of people and vehicles, and the wind can be an issue the higher your real estate, a green . . . → Read More: City Chic: Rooftop Rooms

Creating Tuscan Style in Your Backyard

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Living the good life in Italy…quaint farm houses, rolling terrain dotted with vineyards, bright sunny days, deliciously fresh and simple food, lazy afternoons on the patio. Who doesn’t dream of such a life? While a trip to Italy’s Tuscany region is one of the most popular destinations American’s choose when vacationing out of this country, it is not necessary to leave it all behind upon returning home to reality.

This Old House

Many people redesign their home’s interior to reflect this special place; Tuscan style kitchens have been popular for years. An easy way (and natural place) to . . . → Read More: Creating Tuscan Style in Your Backyard

Innovative Outdoor Furniture Designs

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Kenneth Cobonpue

In the world of furniture design, it is easy to create a piece based on an existing design. Classics such as cabriole legs, shield backs, and spade feet may be reinterpreted and creatively re-imagined, but they remain a classic design that was born in someone else’s mind long before the new incarnation.

Kenneth Cobonpue

It’s a bit more difficult to create imaginative designs that have not been seen before. And harder still to create those which may become tomorrow’s copied classics.

Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue is a furniture designer and manufacturer of original and highly . . . → Read More: Innovative Outdoor Furniture Designs