I've been getting inundated with catalogues lately, and they are all heavily marketing outdoor living....something we truly look forward to in New England. I thought I'd point out a few pieces that caught my eye.
First, the Rutland barstool from Ballard Designs could be great used as much for an outdoor space as indoors. They are rust-resistant so no need to worry about leaving out in the elements. To make it extra inviting, I would love to see a colorful cushion custom made for the seat to complete the look.
This next bench at Grandin Road is a classic based on the design of renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. However, the price is much less than what I typically see for this style bench at $249! It would be great in a garden corner, or placed on a front porch of a classic Colonial house. I love the pop of red, although it comes in a pretty peacock blue finish as well. I