Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Elegant Garden Furniture

Plastic furniture is all right indoors, especially if it is in the high-styled modern idiom, and was made by 1950s and 1960s designers such as Eero Saarinen. But outdoors, one ideally will have garden or patio furniture made from wrought iron or of teak-wood, which will not deteriorate from exposure to the elements.Wooden and iron furniture blends in with landscaping and nature so well, especially when made in greens, browns, and other earth-tones.
Here is my old garden courtyard, where I had outdoor dining furniture by the now-defunct, elegant wrought-iron furniture company Lyon-Shaw, and a smaller chat-table in iron, wicker and tile, by Alfresco Home.