April 17, 2024

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Al Fresco Flair – Home & Design Magazine

The Bon Vivant pouf by JANUS et Cie doubles as a seat and a table. A reticulated foam body promotes water drainage, while the removable crocheted cover is easy to clean. Available in six finishes and three sizes at JANUS et Cie in Cady’s Alley; pictured in new Cool Grey and Cyan Melange shades, with Patricia Urquiola’s Anatra sectional. janusetcie.com

Designed by Michael Koenig for Ligne Roset, the Giardinetto planter is crafted of galvanized-steel sheets suitable for outdoor use, then finished in an iridescent lacquer the color of anthracite. The planters come in a range of sizes; convenient handles make them eminently portable. Available at Ligne Roset in Upper Georgetown. ligneroset-dc.com

Pictured in a Carbon finish, Blu Dot’s clean-lined Lookout Outdoor Lounge Chair combines a tubular aluminum frame with all-weather rope woven to form the seat and back. Shown here with the powder-coated aluminum Circula Tall Side Table, which boasts adjustable feet to keep its base level. Both pieces are available at Blu Dot’s Georgetown showroom. bludot.com

The Borea collection by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia includes a chic sofa that pairs a slender aluminum frame with generous cushions. Sustainable padding is made from recycled PET plastic bottles; upholstery in solid or striped cotton canvas evokes a nautical vibe. Available at B&B Italia in Georgetown. bebitalia.com

With its delicate curves, the Pekin Floor Lamp casts an elegant shadow. Designed by Gabriel Teixidó for Roche Bobois in an indoor and an outdoor version; both are made of fiberglass and metal, but the outdoor fixture dons a shade of durable Batyline to withstand the elements. Available at Roche Bobois in DC and Tysons. roche-bobois.com

Warm up on chilly evenings with Frontgate’s Classic Copper Fire Pit. Its heavy-gauge copper basin is designed to withstand extreme heat and weather; an iron grate ensures fires stay well-ventilated. Measuring 40 inches in diameter, the basin sits atop an attractive, powder-coated iron base. frontgate.com

Kingsley Bate’s Charlotte collection offers a hardy spin on classic garden seating, with aluminum frames hand-painted to resemble rattan and all-weather wicker seats and backs in an airy, open-grid weave. Pictured with the teak Avalon table, which is slatted for drainage and comes two sizes: a 41-inch square and a 73-inch rectangle. kingsleybate.com

Relax poolside on the low-profile Summit chaise, designed by Lisa Clark Jenks for Country Casual Teak. The teak frame supports a mesh sling made of fade-resistant, waterproof polyester/polyvinyl in Cloud or Taupe (pictured). The stackable lounges feature four seat-back positions and can easily be moved on rear wheels. Find at Country Casual Teak in Gaithersburg. countrycasualteak.com

Edgestar’s stainless-steel outdoor undercounter icemaker emphasizes versatility, with reversible doors, adjustable legs and front-facing vents to accommodate freestanding or built-in installation. The appliance, which moves easily on lockable castors, can produce as much as 50 pounds of ice a day and stores up to 25 pounds. Available at area Ferguson showrooms. edgestar.com; fergusonshowrooms.com

Sonoma Forge’s Waterbridge Exposed Shower System can be installed indoors or out. The industrial-style, handcrafted fixture is distinguished by exposed pipes and joints forming an adjustable rain head, hand wand and foot wash—perfect for beachgoers looking to rinse off the sand. Available in a choice of finishes, in wall- (pictured) or floor-mount versions. sonomaforge.comtores up to 25 pounds. Available at area Ferguson showrooms. edgestar.com; fergusonshowrooms.com

The Lynx L42TR 42-Inch Professional Series Grill caters to the al fresco chef with such bells and whistles as a smoker box, a dual-position rotisserie—and 1,200 square inches of grilling surface. An infrared burner reaches temperatures from 300 to 1,000 degrees. Available at A.J. Madison in Tysons. ajmadison.com; lynxgrills.com

Yorkstone pavers from Architessa convey the timeless look of natural stone with the durability of porcelain. Measuring twice the thickness of indoor tile, the new pavers are designed for outdoor applications. They come in 24-by-24- and 16-by-32-inch formats and eight colors; Mixed Quartzite is pictured. Available at area Architessa locations. architessa.com

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