WHY DON'T YOU: ENTERTAIN OUTSIDE!

by Marisa Marcantonio


Add a few new seasonal items to perk up your outdoor space this summer. Make the most of the balmy nights with chic umbrellas, stylish lanterns, and more:

WEATHERED WICKER:
Photo Courtesy of Jardins en Fleur
The wicker Voyage chair from Jardins en Fleur is like sitting under a tree, you get shade and a great view. The side portholes allow for an added sky view.

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn makes a huge wicker tray large enough to set on a round ottoman for drinks and platters.

MADE IN THE SHADE:
Photo Courtesy of Z Gallerie
The Soho Square Umbrella with fretwork detail and side tassels from Z Gallerie provide your garden with a Hollywood Regency hotel vibe.

Photo Courtesy of Pier 1
The batik print Hot Pagoda Umbrella Pier 1 has a jaunty two-tier design.

NIGHT LIGHTS:
Photo Courtesy of Z Gallerie
The Rize Garden Votive Holder is a garden stake post that holds a votive. Line a pathway with there for instant evening drama from Z Gallerie.



Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn
Traditional lanterns reinterpreted with soft lines make the Bristol Lanterns from Pottery Barn look great around the pool, by the front door or lining a walkway.

GET A THRILL FROM WHAT YOU GRILL:
Photo Courtesy of Pier 1
Seagrass pitcher and glasses from Pier 1 will transport you and your iced tea to the French riviera.

Photo Courtesy of Target
Acrylic tumblers from Target" online look like hobnail glass. Why sacrifice style for plastic?

Photo Courtesy of Target
Add a little bug humor with Target's Ants and Gingham plastic platter. The uninvited guest that always shows up! Available online only.

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn
Fun flatware is hard to find, it is often tacky and cheap looking. Fear not, Pottery Barn comes to the rescue with this 12-piece set. It is easy to bring to the beach in it's tube carrying case.

HOME COMFORTS:

Photo Courtesy of Land's End
These folding chairs are easy to store and have a clean design. Land's End has them with and without arms.

Photo Courtesy of West Elm
A beanbag table adds a youthful playroom vibe to an outside living room. Outside? Well, yes, it's water-resistant and great for using in a covered area. West Elm did Ikat for a loungey piece.