So many times the hardest task in choosing new outdoor furniture, is just knowing where to begin. That would include choosing what colors you will be using in the space you plan to furnish. Honestly, I have had customers fall in love with a throw pillow, and we have used it as inspiration for the color scheme to be use throughout the entire space. It typically doesn’t happen that easily, so before coming into the store to look for furniture, take a really good look around to identify the colors that already exist in your space, inside and out.
Squirrels are one of nature’s cute little creatures, but they can also be a nuisance. When they aren’t out collecting acorns or playing in traffic, they are often at “home” in their nests, or dreys. These nests are made out of twigs and leaves and lined with fur, feathers, or other soft materials. Sometimes the squirrels can find these materials naturally in nature but when they can’t, your outdoor cushion filling makes a great source of fiber for their nests. And in the process, they will destroy your expensive outdoor furniture.
Our new accessories are arriving each day, and while they all are designed to beautify your outdoor living areas, it is sometimes unclear which ones are more durable for outside in the harsh elements. I am listing the most popular items in the store, along with the recommended way of using them in your space.
Here we are in the Dog Days of Summer ,and I do mean DAWG ! The temperatures are soaring over one hundred degrees ,with no rain in sight. The good thing about this time of year is that one of our favorite seasons, Fall, will soon be here. You may be thinking to yourself, how much do I want to put into my patio and outdoor furniture with the cooler weather coming?
The outdoor umbrella is an important part of outdoor living. Living in the Dallas area we experience lots of sunny, warm weather. The solution to beating the sun is an outdoor umbrella because not everyone has a covered patio. You can see lots of umbrellas at different stores and places. However, the best place to find the different styles is in the clearance center at Sunnyland.
The outdoor party season is here! I mentioned in my last post that we just received our spring tableware collections in six different color pallets. They are Tuscany Red, Mediterranean Gold, Classic Brown, Garden Party (Spa Blue & Brown), Palm Green, and Metropolitan Black.
Try purchasing your outdoor tableware to coordinate with the cushions, slings, and umbrellas that are going to live in the space day to day. Then accent with different colors depending on what theme you want to create with inexpensive accessories. One week you may have a Mothers day gathering with family, and two weeks later, you may have friends over for Memorial Day weekend.
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Brent Glaze, an outdoor living consultant at Sunnyland, recently went to Virginia to attend Gloster University. This is a series of educational trips and programs that Gloster hosts each year to tour its manufacturing facility and learn about their teak plantations in Indonesia. Below is his report.
Gloster furniture has their timber come from a sustainable plantation in Indonesia where the teak is harvested and then replenished to keep the forest constant growth. Although not indigenous to Indonesia, its climatic conditions are ideal for growing teak which was originally introduced to the islands by Buddhist monks, some 700 years ago. When the Dutch colonized Indonesia in the 19th Century,they established large teak plantations and introduced the sustainable plantation management system that are still in place today.