It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. But we’re fast approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Clocks have sprung forward, and on March 20, the calendar marks the official start of spring. Which means entertaining friends on the patio and curling up out there with a good book is within reach. Here’s how to make that outdoor space an extension of your indoor style.

Outdoor Living Essentials

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March 17, 2015

From inspiring dinner boards to a one-of-a-kind coffee table, Rue Living Associate Buyer Catherine K. lets us in on her holiday home must-haves.


“Chalkboards are really popular right now. I love this one because it allows me to organize a weekly meal schedule, letting family and guests anticipate the delicious dishes to come.”

Garden Stool
“As a traditional garden stool, extra seating, or a decorative console, this piece is universal. I even thought about buying two to use in place of a coffee table.”

Batista Lamp Set
“Lighting adds ambiance to any guest bedroom. And this three-piece set? It’s inexpensive and classic. My guests will feel so comfortable, they may never leave!”

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare for the Holidays Boutique opened Tuesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 27, 2013