During the summer, one’s patio turns into a second living room. Deck it out with luxurious furniture that’s nice enough for your parlor but durable for the elements, plush pillows and unbreakable glassware.

Happy summer!

Weathered gray teak dining table

Teak is a great wood to use outdoors as it can withstand all types of weather. This dining table is a grey wash and will continue to gray over time without any further maintenance. Seats eight people and will be the perfect edition to host an outdoor brunch or dinner.

Costs $1,800 at Aspen Home, 10075 West River St. Suite B, Truckee.

Portside Textilene dining chair

Pair this chair with the gray teak dining table for a complimentary combination. Teak wood and fabric mesh seats can be accentuated with pops of colors from pillows.

Costs $229 at West Elm, 50 S. Virginia St.


This reclaimed Tahoe pier wood daybed is suspended with rope and is sure to be the sought-after lounge spot in your backyard. Fill with pillows and a large cushion to add comfort and color.

Costs $3,800 at Sierra Vintage, MJ White, 775-629-5500.

Jumbo leaf pillow

This abstract motif pillow would be a perfect compliment to the reclaimed wood day bed while adding pattern, color and cushion. Water-resistant cotton jute fabric allows for this pillow to be outside in mild weather.

Costs $49 at West Elm 50 S. Virginia St.

Acrylic glassware

Acrylic glassware is ideal for entertaining outside. Serve a variety of drinks and cocktails in these shatter-resistant glasses.

Costs $27-33 at Pottery Barn, 13935 S. Virginia St. No. 302

Edison-style string lights

Illuminate your evening dinner party with these Edison-style string lights. They add softness to your entertaining atmosphere.

Costs $20 at World Market, 4987 S. Virginia St.

Bimini Dutch blue rug

This indoor outdoor rug can be customized to fit any outdoor space weather it be under a dining table or lounge seating. Accents of blue are seen though the pattern contrast by the neutral polypropylene which mimics a natural woven fiber.

Costs $3,450 for 5x8 at Aspen Home, 10075 West River St. Suite B, Truckee


Metal lanterns

Metal and glass lanterns bring not only light and ambiance to a space, but are great accessories for a dining table or grouped next to a seating area.

Costs $224-285 at Alpine Home, 700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Amalfi sofa

Create your outdoor lounge with a sleek sofa from an Italian outdoor furniture line. Teak tables are incorporated into the sofa, cushions care available in an array of colors and just need accent pillows like the striped number from Pottery Barn.

Costs $3,245 at Aspen Home, 10075 West River St. Suite B, Truckee

Olivia Osborne is a senior designer with Aspen Leaf Interiors.

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