You don't need a three or four seasons room to bring that feeling of the outdoors inside. Design expert Lisa Worth shares her top five picks for pieces that can easily transition from your summer patio to your eat-in-kitchen or family room.
Architectural Salvage Pieces
Every space benefits from a hit of antiquity. Incorporate old columns and relics into your outdoor and indoor space. A stone dog, lion or sculpture can act as art!
A rattan chair in a family room, eat-in-kitchen and outdoor lounge area, is a total must and never goes out of style. A rattan chair also makes a traditional space feel "authentic" and warm and still looks wonderful in the winter months. A marble table is also a great choice for the indoors and out. Its classic beauty makes it as versatile as it is resilient.
Designers and decorators rely on cushions to add wow factor to a space and instantly update it. Never underestimate the power of a great cushion. The indoor/outdoor fabrics on the market today are of the highest technology and you cannot tell by the "hand" of the fabric.
Indoor/Outdoor Area Rugs
Outdoor rugs are making their way into the home more and more as durable fabrics like sisal become increasingly popular. There are a large variety of outdoor rugs that have indoor appeal.
Accessories add some "pop" to a space. The lantern is a classic, even in a modern space. You can be subtle with your choices (stone candle holders) or bold (wire mesh sculpture). A beautifully accessorized space exudes personality and style.