Decorating & Design

April 28, 2017

Shop Like An Editor: The Best Outdoor Furniture To Buy Now

Senior editor Morgan Michener shares her favorite outdoor furniture finds. 
DesignEd_Stock_2014_Morgan_0916-crop2_HH_AU14_11Spring and summer in the magazine world is always super busy. As well as our regular stories, we add cottages and gardens to our list of projects to be photographed. Personally, I really look forward to this time of year — an early morning start shooting a beautiful garden is a glorious way to begin the day. It’s also very interesting to see how homeowners, in our mostly chilly climate, maximize their outdoor spaces.

Beyond the garden beds (or a great planter for our condo friends), furniture and accessories are clearly as important outdoors as they are indoors. I’ve rounded up some of my top picks for the season ahead. One key point to remember is that the early bird really does get the worm — you will find planning ahead and getting stock early will set you up for a longer season outside. So get shopping folks! And remember what my mother used to say: “Nature doesn’t clash, only the outdoor furnishings might.”