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Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities

Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas   No Comments »

Wicker furniture serves as a timeless addition to any space. Wicker furniture and accessories can be traced back to ancient Egyptian and Roman times, proving it to be a truly lasting option that has never gone out of style. Traditional wicker is a weave constructed of natural fibers found within the core of rattan, bamboo or cane stalks, and in some cases it is made of reed grass or long twigs. Newer versions of wicker furniture include resin or plastic fiber weaves that are perfect for uncovered outdoor areas that are exposed to the elements. If you are using natural wicker for your outdoor space, make sure it is protected from precipitation and sunlight by sheltering it with furniture covers or by treating it with a weather-proof seal.

Although we know wicker is timeless,  it is also undeniably perfect for entertaining! Because natural wicker is made from woven fibers, it is lightweight and can be easily moved around to accommodate guests in any location, whether inside or outside. While most wood furniture seating tends to be uncomfortable and stiff, wicker offers flexibility for exceptional relaxation. The woven fibers are better suited to conform to body weight which provides greater accommodation and fit for anyone.

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Outdoor seating provides a focal point

Outdoor seating provides a focal point
Posted by Sandra Newsome  in Design Ideas   No Comments »

What is the focal point of your outdoor living space? Pools are popular. So are outdoor kitchens. My question is: Shouldn’t outdoor seating be given as much attention in your backyard as the pool and the barbecue?  The answer would be a resounding “YES!” The perfect outdoor design would be sure to include seating and conversation areas as complete as the most popular indoor space you have.

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