Dishing out complements

Courtney Mueller, June 15, 2006

As the outdoor living category continues to grow and envelope traditionally "indoor" pieces — such as deep seating, coffee tables, lamps, rugs and wall decor — designers are quick to add pieces to complete a fully furnished outdoor living room. It's not so strange these days to find etageres, tea carts, more lighting options, privacy screens, coffee tables and more in the back yard to complement high-design furnishings.

 Outdoor living areas can expand with use of Tropitone's Garden Pavilion, reminiscent of medieval royal field tents. Outdoor living areas can expand with use of Tropitone 
In tarnished bronze, the Charleston Forge Arbor cocktail table features an aged patina on the semi-precious metal coating that highlights the branch and leaf detail of the table base.   In tarnished bronze, the Charleston Forge Arbor cocktail table features an aged patina on the semi-precious metal coating that highlights the branch and leaf detail of the table base.
 Gloster adds a Lazy Susan to make outdoor dining easier for everyone who gathers around its Bristol round teak table. Gloster adds a Lazy Susan to make outdoor dining easier for everyone who gathers around its Bristol round teak table. 
 From Environ Trading, lighting hits on-trend style with ceramic oil burners in a black-and-white striped design and modern shape.  From Environ Trading, lighting hits on-trend style with ceramic oil burners in a black-and-white striped design and modern shape.
 Hand-woven in vinyl wicker, Lloyd/Flanders' planter adds a traditional accent with its open lattice design, part of the Grand Traverse Collection. Hand-woven in vinyl wicker, Lloyd/Flanders 
 Kessler Collections allows consumers to keep things close at hand with its Villa Toscana tray table featuring a removable tray and bamboo detail.  Kessler Collections allows consumers to keep things close at hand with its Villa Toscana tray table featuring a removable tray and bamboo detail.

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