The cooler months are here, and for we Floridians it’s the perfect season for spending time in the backyard or on the patio. Whether you’re entertaining or just spending the evening at home with family, with a little preparation you’ll be ready to enjoy those refreshing evening breezes all season long.
A fire pit provides a mesmerizing centerpiece to your outdoor area, and takes the edge off those rare chilly nights. It can be as simple as a fireproof bowl or as sophisticated as the Equinox Fireplace, which is powered by clean-burning bio ethanol fuel. Whatever style of fire pit you choose, make sure you position it at least 10 feet from fences, walls, trees or anything else flammable, and smother the flames before turning in for the night by dumping sand or cold ashes over them.
Portable outdoor lights let you stay out longer, and can be repositioned at will, freeing you up to explore the possibilities of your outdoor space. Vases Floor Lamps are available in a range of sizes and colors, are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and can be operated remotely. The pretty Kartell Battery Lamp shines for up to six hours on a single USB charge, while the Uma Sound Lantern enables impromptu parties by combining a portable light with a high fidelity sound system.
Weather resistant backyard furniture
Equip your garden or patio with weather resistant furniture that suits the season. Faz Armchairs are made of durable molded polyethylene resin and are available in autumnal brown as well as pure white. The Kartell T-Table, designed by Patricia Urquiola, has a uniquely patterned top that suggests the veins of leaves, and is also available in a range of seasonal colors like red, brown and gold, plus always-popular clear. Finally, Brown Jordan’s Tamiami Collection patio chairs are comfortable, stylish and ready to meet the challenges of changeable weather, thanks to their resilient Suncloth® fabric straps. These boldly colored chairs are perfect for soaking up the last rays of sun, and will be just fine if you forget to bring them in afterwards.