Photo Gallery: High & Low Patio Finds
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Beautifully designed to collect ash and elevate flames, Design Within Reach’s outdoor fireplace is as pretty as it is functional.
Cast Iron Fire Bowl. $465. At Design Within Reach.
Canadian Tire’s Cambridge firebowl is an affordable, portable way for city dwellers to have a campfire on their back deck.
Cambridge Firebowl. $100 Canadian Tire.
Made of 100% recycled (and recyclable) polyethylene, Design Within Reach’s classic Adirondack chair is fade resistant and available in nine colours.
Adirondack Chair. $550. Design Within Reach.
Modern angles and a matte black finish update a patio classic. Eco lovers will appreciate that the chair is built from sustainable eucalyptus wood, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Sawyer II Chair. $249. CB2.
Punched metalwork and a brassy patina create an exotic, Moroccan feel. A loop makes hanging these lanterns easy, though they look just as great resting on the ground.
Bianca Lantern, 11-1/2″ high. $39. Pottery Barn.
Place these inexpensive Ikea lanterns along the edge of your deck or use them as centerpieces for your outdoor dinner parties. The galvanized steel is weather-resistant, but something this pretty deserves to be taken indoors, too.
Rotera Lantern For Tealight, 8-1/4″ h. $5. At Ikea.
The ergonomic Spark chair — manufactured by Knoll — comes in six cheerful colours. They stack six high for easy winter storage.
Spark Lounge Chair. $247. At Design Within Reach.
Use Ikea’s Urban chair in a contemporary outdoor dining area or for seating on the back deck. Its small size and stackability make it a good option for apartment dwellers with small balconies.
Urban Chair. $50. At Ikea.
Handy butterfly extensions increase this dining table’s length from 74 to 106 inches, and hide in a discrete pocket under the tabletop when not in use.
Hampstead Rectangular Extending Dining Table. $1,430. Pottery Barn.
This easy-to-operate, affordable table transforms from 71 to 102 inches. The leaf system tucks smartly into the tabletop for effortless storage.
Copper Teak Extendable Table. $665. D.O.T. Furniture.
A papaya-coloured sun shade brings tropical heat to a backyard or rooftop terrace.
10′ Umbrella. CabanaCoast.
Martha Stewart’s cheery umbrella — made with fade- and mildew-resistant Olefin fabric — is an ideal cover for family backyard meals and casual get togethers.
Mallorca II Rectangular Umbrella, 10′ w. $129. Home Depot.
If left untreated, this golden teak sofa will weather nicely into a sleek, silver finish.
Regatta Modular Sofa with Sunbrella Stone Cushions. Approx. $2,590 for two corners and a middle piece. Crate & Barrel.
Enjoy summer weather on an eye-catching, patio-perfect sectional.
Äpplarö Sofa Combination. $470 for three pieces. Ikea.
If you can’t escape to a secluded Nantucket or Muskoka getaway, an elegant wicker chaise will make your backyard feel like an exclusive, cottage-country retreat.
Southampton Chaise Lounge. $2,019. Hauser.
These cool, breezy chaises would look stunning pool side or in a lush green garden.
Montauk Lounger. $662. West Elm.
A built-in umbrella stand makes adding a colourful sunshade easy.
Regatta Round Drop-Leaf Dining Table. $1,242. Crate & Barrel.
This soft grey planter stands out in a green-filled garden, a warm wooden veranda or a cool stone patio. The galvanized steel will develop a rusty red patina as it ages.
Pedestal Cube Planter, 18″ w x18″ h. $125. Restoration Hardware.
The heavy look of this planter belies it’s lightweight, easy-to-move fiberglass construction. The hand-painted, light-grey finish adds a unique sense of character.
Pedestal Planter. $45. The Home Depot.
Give your patio a sleek, Scandinavian look with a mod love seat.
Vista Teak Love Seat. $2,495. Andrew Richards Designs.
Milk-chocolate mahogany offers a striking contrast against sky blue cushions.
Chatham Sofa. $1,170-$1,884. Pottery Barn.