15 Weather-Friendly Products for Outdoor Living

Hassle-free decor for an outstanding alfresco life.
Outdoor chaises cushioned in blue are accompanied by blue lounge chairs and umbrellas in contrast to the green foliage.

Photography by Marili Forastieri

Outdoor living has become the talk of the town as more and more people become permanent home bodies. However, whether you have an outdoor pool house, kitchen space or dining area, finding furniture is always an interesting adventure. Especially with the wildly unpredictable and inconsistent New England climate.

The key ingredient to a successful outdoor space is understanding what products and materials will work in your area. So, we have curated a list of weather-friendly products specifically designed for outdoor living.  Leave the stress of rusted hardware and moldy cushions behind. These weather resistant home decorations make outdoor living easy and fun. Take a look!


See the full list below.

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WALPOLE OUTDOORS DESIGN

Create an outdoor room with the Walpole Outdoors Pergola in handcrafted Azek solid cellular PVC. Add a shade canopy in Sunbrella fabrics and lighting to cook or entertain day or night. Price upon request, available through Walpole Outdoors.

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TROPICAL HOME DECOR

The Rio collection from Élitis pays homage to the florals and botanicals of the tropics in complex indoor/outdoor weaves. The prints can be mixed and matched with geometrics and solids. Rumba and Cha Cha Cha, shown here, add Latin spice to outdoor upholstery. Price upon request, available here.

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OUTDOOR SWING SOFA

Danish architect Bodil Kjaer designed the BK13 Swing Sofa for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1959. The timeless form is made of solid teak suspended from knotted ropes. Weather resistant, the swing can be used indoors or out, and Sunbrella fabric cushions can be added for extra comfort. $1,700, available here.

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PERFORMANCE FABRICS

You probably never imagined using velvet outdoors, but why not? Mokum’s South Beach Stripe is inviting in a lush weather-friendly, high performance velvet. Shown here in Sapphire, there are six colorways in Mokum’s new Club Tropicalia outdoor collection. Price upon request, available here.

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COLORFUL CEILING DECOR

Oomph and Big Ass Fans combined creative and engineering forces to present the Haiku fan in Oomph’s signature lacquered colors. Choose from Oomph’s fun and sophisticated palette—shown here in Knockout Orange—or design your own in a custom shade. The silent and smart fan features environmental sensors and can be controlled via an app and voice integration. $2,850, available here.

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FIRE UP THE GRILL

Become the ultimate grill master with Wolf’s 36-inch outdoor gas grill. The stainless-steel unit can be built-in or used as a free-standing cart and boasts 25,000 BTUs. Two powerful halogen lights illuminate the grilling surface for nighttime barbecues. $6,345, available through Clarke.

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OUTDOOR TEXTILES

Inspired by a trip to Mexico and the bold colors and energy of Mexican midcentury architect Luis Barragán’s graphic work, Serena Dugan created Condesa, one of five new outdoor textile patterns. Combining color and shapes, the high-performance fabric with integrated water, stain and UV resistance is offered in four dramatic colorways: Agave/Lime, Hyacinth/Pumice, Mushroom/Peony and Midnight/Cherry (shown here). $188 per yard, available through Temple Studio.

 

Currey & Company’s Ripley lantern

LANTERN LIGHTING

Linger outside a little longer with Currey & Company’s Ripley lantern. Designed for exterior use, the wrought iron fixture features seeded glass panes and is also offered as a wall sconce or post light. The Midnight Trilux finish is fade, crack and rust resistant. $2,190, available at Connecticut Lighting, Hartford.

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3-in-1 MOBILE POOLDECK

With the push of a button, the mechanized Azenco Pool Deck slides into place, transitioning an in-ground pool into an entertaining venue. The sturdy decking provides insulation and safeguards the pool while unattended and can support patio furniture for an attractive space to relax. The decking can be configured to fit most pools and is an ideal solution when outdoor space is at a premium. $15,000, available here.

 

 

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MULTI-PURPOSE RUGS

Annie Selke’s colorful Bowline rug is suitable for indoor or outdoor decor. The filigree mandala rug is handcrafted in a performance fiber rope with a non-slip latex backing. The round rug is available in five sizes and five colorways, including Sprout shown here. $668, available here.

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OUTDOOR KITCHEN LIVING

Danver has unveiled a new cabinet door style for its outdoor kitchen line—Venice. Available in powder coated finishes, including realistic wood grains, neutrals and bold colors, Venice is a modern take on a classic door style in a corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Pricing available upon request, available here.

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WEATHER-RESISTANT TILE

Mosaics have long been used in pool surrounds, but the options were limited. Happily, times have changed. Show off a sporty stripe with Ida, a weather-resistant tile from New Ravenna’s Femme & Function collection. The hand-cut stone mosaic is fashioned from tumbled Dolomite with tumbled Indigo Glazed Basalto. Price upon request, available through Greenwich Tile & Marble.

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SHUMACHER’S INDOOR/OUTDOOR TAPE

Outdoor upholstery, pillows and drapery deserve the same attention to detail as indoor pieces. Schumacher’s indoor/outdoor Ombre trim tape with variegated stripes in graduated tones is a chic finishing touch. Price upon request, available here.

 

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PROCELAIN PAVERS

Porcelain pavers are having a moment, providing a design alternative to natural stone. Gault offers a variety of porcelain products that resemble stone, wood or traditional tile, which can transition from indoors to outdoors. Resistant to extreme temperatures, the low-maintenance, anti-slip, stain and scratch resistant, and eco-friendly material is an extremely durable option—plus they are made in the USA. Price upon request, available here.Oob Pizza Oven

GAS GRILLS

Become the ultimate grill master with Wolf’s 36-inch outdoor gas grill. The stainless-steel unit can be built-in or used as a free-standing cart and boasts 25,000 BTUs. Two powerful halogen lights illuminate the grilling surface for nighttime barbecues. $6,345, available through Clarke.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Out of the Box.
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