Outdoor Living

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design

Today’s landscaping trends focus more and more on sustainability, but there is a lot of detail that goes into creating a sustainable garden.

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Float Your Boat

Warehouse 2120’s Colonial chair and side table have classic designs with a decided twist that is sure to add charm and conversation to outdoor or indoor spaces. Made from recycled Bali fishing boats, the collection pops with vibrant colors that have been weathered by time and nature. Buy the set at Keys Boat Furniture on Big Pine Key. Visit Warehouse2120.com for more from the collection.

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Eating Outdoors

A:While it is true that ready-made outdoor kitchens are convenient, finding a variety of designs can be difficult. However, there are specialized outdoor kitchen retailers that can show you both prefabricated kitchens and individual appliances designed for use in a custom configuration. Additionally, indoor kitchen design companies will design outdoor kitchens.

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Great Outdoors

Careful planning, inspired design and thoughtful attention to detail each contribute to the beauty and livability of great outdoor living spaces. Kimley-Horn landscape architect Jonathan Haigh offers insight into the processes involved with developing great outdoor living spaces in South Florida. Haigh's extensive portfolio of public parks, civic spaces, and large-scale retail and residential designs has contributed to the creation of countless outdoor living spaces that South Florida residents and visitors interact with daily.

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Winners by Design

Eleven manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories have been recognized for outstanding product designs by the International Casual Furnishings Association. These award-winning products exhibit exceptional design innovation and technical product innovation in their respective category.

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Mirror Magic

An oasis on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Miami was the source for this tabletop inspiration. The natural variegated leaves woven on vases mimic the trunks of the palm trees in the background. Purple vanda orchids floating atop the vases provide a pop of color. Crystal Waterford goblets, sterling silver flatware and blades of grass add a bit of whimsy, and the mirrored table help to draw in the vegetation. Chair covers were custom sewn to add texture and soften the table edges.

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Outdoor Trends 2016

It's now a given that outdoor collections include “motion” seating in the form of swivels and rockers, often concealed within a chair frame. Comfort in the form of deep seating and ergonomic lounges is another standard that continues into the new season. And, fire features are the “must have,” being designed as standalone furniture or to sit atop tables and bars. As for color, blue is the new neutral, metallic finishes are refreshingly sophisticated and pops of saturated color in textiles and accessories brighten one's mood. Here are five lifestyle segments forecasted for outdoor living 2016.

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Top to Bottom

Much is written about luxurious outdoor furniture and lush landscaping, but there is much more to creating a true outdoor oasis. Lighting sets the mood to relax al fresco, tile bejewels opulent swimming pools and what's underfoot brings all the elements together.

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