January/February 2019 Cover

Summer Classics’ outdoor furnishings promise beauty, comfort, and easy living. The company’s Croquet Teak collection—sturdy and timeless—features a handsome, classic look with hand carved detailing. The pieces are available in natural teak and oyster teak finishes. For information call 615/ 783-1889 or visit www.summerclassics.com.

Outdoor Living Downtown – Vertical Gardening & More

        To say Nashville is changing would be an understatement. Vertical, residential developments are becoming the new norm as more and more people want to live in downtown, urban environments. The shift has inspired us to focus on outdoor living for everyone, not just homeowners with under utilized screened porches. Here are our top 3 tips for outdoor living, urban dweller edition!   Terrace/Patio Gardens As we see more and more Nashville high rise buildings go up, we think it’s high time we paid attention to vertical living and the implications it has on urban living. If …

Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile the following outdoor living trends that will dominate this year: Year-round enjoyment Among the biggest trends is a shift away from seasonality as consumers adopt more of a year-round mindset, no longer restricting outdoor living to spring and summer. Thanks to new high-performance materials and innovative design …

Outdoor Living

In the past 15 years, homeowners have taken a new look at their outdoor spaces. Today’s private backyard spaces frequently feature covered living space, outdoor kitchens fitted with appliances similar to those found indoors, and upholstered furniture reminiscent of a living room. Doug Franklin of Lynn’s Patio Shop says, “The new outdoor room is the wow factor of the house. The customer who previously may have come in to purchase furniture to go around the pool is now looking for furniture to go under the roof of their outdoor room.” In the past an outdoor pool may have been open …

March/April 2011


Celebrate spring on your deck or patio with this cheerful furniture from Lane Venture. The Natchez Collection blends southern charm with deep seated comfort creating a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Each piece starts with natural materials and is protected with a finish designed to seal and protect the natural rattan from exposure to the elements. For more information visit www.laneventure.com.