Outdoor Oasis

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Create the perfect outdoor living space.
Create the perfect outdoor living space.

No longer is thoughtful decor relegated inside a home’s four walls. Patios and porches are now extensions of the interior, decorated as such with a new generation of stylish outdoor furniture and accessories. Here, interior designer Elissa Grayer of Elissa Grayer Interior Design names her top five products for a perfectly modern outdoor space.  

Nourison Caribbean Outdoor Area Rug

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Beautiful blue and ivory flowers bring a breath of fresh air to a patio, outdoor porch or indoor high-traffic area. Featuring a geometric pattern that’s both modern and timeless, the polypropylene carpet works as well with traditional wicker furniture as it does with modern options. www.nourison.com

Summer Classics Club Woven Collection

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If you love the look of traditional wicker, but want something to work in a transitional space, then the light and natural Club Woven Collection is for you. A grey and beige weave highlights the clean modern silhouette, while the Dream Cushion option makes each piece something to sink into. The line has multiple modular pieces that allow for maximum flexibility when designing your outdoor entertaining area. www.summerclassics.com

Kannoa South Beach Armchair

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The clean lines and wide wicker weave on this comfortable chair makes outdoor seating a conversation piece. Personalization is easy with 19 different wicker options ranging from cool gray to hot pink. Arrange four of these around a coffee table for a social gathering sure to please everyone. www.kannoa.com

Libby Langdon for Northcape Dunemere Dining Table

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This substantial table pairs a sleek aluminum wood-look top with a sloping, black matte metal trestle base. The curve of the legs and detail on the trestle will bring interest to your dinner table. www.northcapeinternational.com

Coyote Outdoor Living Asado Cooker

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When you tire of hamburgers and hotdogs, it’s time for something new. Bring out the Asado Cooker, which slowly smokes almost anything you can imagine — meat, chicken, fish or vegetables — to perfection. There’s even a pizza stone. The Asado comes with a sear and grill option that allows for flexibility, and its’ good looks make it a conversation piece. www.coyoteoutdoor.com


Elissa Grayer

Elissa Grayer

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