A few adjustments to the décor can take your outdoor living space straight through Fall - The nights are getting cooler, and those in Northern climes have begun noticing a touch of color in the trees, while readers in the Southern states are still enjoying balmy summer evenings. When it comes to outdoor living, wherever you live, it’s time to think about cozying up your space with textural fabrics, throws, rugs, outdoor lamps, lanterns and candles. Autumn is ideal for relaxing out of doors, particularly if there’s an element of fire to help you stay warm after the sun goes down. A fire pit or portable fireplace not only adds a cozy glow and a convenient place to roast marshmallows, it’s an irresistible gathering place for family and friends. From a design standpoint, a fireplace becomes the focal point of the outdoor living area. Surround it with comfy seating, and add plenty of pillows and throws to help take the chill off as the temperature drops. If you’re lucky enough to have a covered space, consider adding curtains that you can draw to stave off the evening breezes. Stylewise, outdoor living options are nearly limitless. Here at Lexington Home Brands, we’re excited about the launch of our new portfolio of Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living Designs at the High Point Market next month. We’ll be introducing seven complete lifestyle collections featuring deep, comfy seating and sectionals, outdoor dining, bistro tables, bars (and yes!) fire pits and occasional tables. We’re providing a sneak peek here for our readers; the new designs will be hitting retail floors next Spring, just in time for the next season of easy living.
Our fans know that we launched the initial Tommy Bahama furnishings collection, which focused on bringing the outside indoors, more than a decade ago. Since then, we’ve built that business into one of the most successful and recognized brands in home furnishings today. Now, for the first time, we’re taking the iconic brand outside in what we believe will be a unique experience for consumers. In keeping with the brand promise of a relaxed, casual, comfortable and sophisticated lifestyle, we’ve developed an amazing assortment of unique outdoor fabrics and trims to decorate your space. With 175 hanging fabrics from which to choose, and 30 inspiration boards put together by our talented team to get your creative juices flowing, you’ll be able to create a beautiful and seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living areas.