Nothing says “Welcome Y’all” quite like having beautiful Rockers lining your home and a swing hanging at the far end of your porch. Add a few Outdoor accent pillows and you easily have Southern perfection at its finest. As spring approaches, Southerners tend to gravitate to their outdoor living spaces. More specifically, their porches, where for years, families and friends have gathered together to enjoy each other’s company. It’s also known to be a place that iced tea and good conversations are plentiful. It’s hard to imagine any southern porch without its main staples, Rocking Chairs and Porch Swings.
Most wooden rockers and swings tend to last only a handful of years before they need to be sanded and repainted. They’re not made to withstand rain for a long period of time which can result in moisture affecting the integrity of the wood, ultimately shortening the life of your Rockers and Swings to only a few years before needing to be replaced.
Augustus and Carolina offers Rockers and Swings that can endure all types of weather. From the Florida sun to the Mountain snow, our resin products can withstand whatever mother nature throws its way.
Our Rockers and Swings offer the following advantages:
Providing the longevity and numerous design options available, our rockers and porch swings are a must have for creating that familiar feeling of “Home” that we all love so much; and what better way to say, “Y’all be sure to come back for a visit!”
Holiday hosting can be stressful. As more company than you're used to flocks to fill your space, extend the life of your patio (and thus the size of your home) by opening your doors to the outside! If you're able to open your home and host amidst your outdoor living space you will extend your space greatly. Try this method and add on room to your home to grow the number of people you can accommodate.
Finding warmth outside when having guests this fall and winter season is simple with these expert tips:
Happy holiday hosting!
Save yourself from cabin fever this winter, with decadent details and cozy touches that set the scene of a luxe lodge. Nature inspires interior spaces and though it's cold outside, certain natural touches from the great outdoors can evoke a very warm atmosphere inside. Stick with au naturel influences, like the ones mentioned below:
Chosen from the elements:
Find a combo that's both cozy, and chic!
As the seasons change, we often have the desire to revamp the space inside our home. The transition from summer to fall lends itself to incorporating more textiles for a cozier vibe. Fall makes you think of chunky knits, furs, wool and the like. Take a look at your upholstery as a starting point for transformation. What colors, prints, and motifs can you layer into the existing color scheme of your living space?
Throw pillows are the way to go. Pillows can change the overall image and appeal of your living areas, and require zero heavy lifting! It's all about creating texture, and layering.
When it comes to pairing your pillows, stay within the same color family and mix prints, or accent your current decor with a contrasting pop of color. Vary the scale of prints for a fun and personalized setting. This goes for your outdoor living space too!
Winning formulas to try:
1 geometric print + 1 solid color + 1 pattern
1 large scale pattern + 1 geometric + 1 small scale pattern
Pillows are not a less-is-more category. The more the merrier!
Your outdoor living space is a perfect venue to spend the transitional time between summer and fall. As you begin to feel fall's first chills in the air at sunrise and sunset each day, take advantage of dining alfresco. Having your meals outside in the open air is the perfect pastime for this brisk weather. From morning coffee to cocktail hour, put your outdoor space to use this season!
You'll want your outdoor space to be livable and well equipped with all of the amenities you may need for dining (an outdoor kitchen doesn't hurt, but is by no means necessary!). Start with a table large enough to seat all of your regulars. If there are two of you 80% of the time, no need for a long rectangular dining table! A small square or round one will do just fine. Keep the elongated shapes (rectangles and ovals) for larger live-in families. Alternatively if your household headcount varies daily many outdoor dining tables are now available with a leaf to extend the size of your outdoor table.
For the tablescape: you don't have to get too fancy. Natural materials work great here (remember - you are in nature!). Think straw, raffia, or seagrass for your place settings accompanied by linen or cotton napkins. A grouping of your small potted plants or succulents will work wonders as a centerpiece. Set the tone with details that feel comfortable and inviting to get the most out of your outdoor space this fall.
The newest destination for an oriental rug is the kitchen! The kitchen is hands-down the most-used room in the home (not to mention your loved ones' favorite!). Oriental runners are lining the most stylish of kitchen runways these days, adding a pop of pattern, interest, and intrigue. Nothing like the warmth and vibrancy of an oriental rug to accent your kitchen and make it feel more like home.
Antique oriental rugs stand the test of time and are extremely durable. They make a great choice for a high traffic area like the kitchen. And don't worry about those spills - they're easily removed with a damp cloth.
Things to look for in an oriental rug:
Make sure those kitchen floors of yours aren't being ignored! Inspiration, below!
The outdoor room, i.e. the patio as an extension of your indoor space, is having a major moment. In fact, a patio is no longer just a patio, it now functions as a part of the home, and can be fully equipped with all of the amenities of your interior space. When fashioning your outdoor room, incorporate layers of accessories into an open and inviting layout. The outcome: more fresh air for yourself, your loved ones, and your guests, plus a tan if you're lucky!
Here are a few key elements to creating an outdoor room that flows and feels just like home:
Bonus amenity - a pool!
Below you'll find inspiration for beating the heat while enjoying your outdoor space. Make a splash with the following settings - which will definitely leave you with a little pool envy!
The dining room has met its ultimate match: mix and match, that is. Mix and match seating is a fun, quirky design that can help you optimize your accommodations and even add extra spots around your table.
Start by bringing together different styles of chairs, and then add space-saving benches or settees into the mix once you’ve got the hang of it. The secret to achieving harmony is this: pair off-balance pieces of similar material, finish, style, or design, and you will master the art of the mismatch. If you’d like to maintain symmetry, try a large upholstered armchair at either end of your table for the host and hostess, and either armless chairs or a pair of benches on opposite sides.