Thursday, September 06, 2007

Setting up for al fresco dining

When we were looking for an apartment, we had absolutely no idea that we would manage to find one with access to an outdoor seating area. Since we're on the ground floor of a villa, we just have to step outside to have an al fresco lunch or dinner under the mango and almond trees. So far, we've been focusing on furniture and appliances for the inside of the home, but now that it's mostly set, I am looking out for some nice teak furniture that I can use outside to create the perfect setting for entertaining.

Even though we're not going to be able to entertain all year round outside, it still makes sense to go in for some good teak patio furniture, since all occasions will have guests and I find it essential to have some quality furniture that doesn't cost the earth but conveys a look of understated luxury. I've already got a couple of themes ready to decorate my teak patio furniture in, with Mexican and Mediterranean being at the top of the list. Both these looks can be created quite easily with the right fabrics, cushions, plants and of course music. Here's looking forward to lots of entertaining outside!

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