Outdoor favorites from GDC Home designers



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To help inspire and excite, GDC Home design consultants share their outdoor favorites.

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Favorite outdoor furniture piece?

If I had to select one piece of outdoor furniture, it would have to be a dining table and chairs. I enjoy entertaining my family and friends, and there is something about dining outdoors that makes even the simplest of meals feel special.

Favorite outdoor accent piece?

That would have to be a garden seat. They are both functional and a great way to bring in a pop of color.

Favorite outdoor design style?

I look at outdoor spaces as an extension of the home. The style should be in keeping with the home decor, with an emphasis on comfort and relaxation.

Favorite outdoor furniture or design tip?

Don’t be afraid to mix vintage or antique pieces into your outdoor space, as they can add an element of surprise and create warmth. For example, using a vintage farm table paired with new chairs. Also, you can never go wrong adding some beautiful hurricanes and candles to set the tone.

Deirdre Stevens

Design Consultant
GDC Home Mount Pleasant
djs@gdchome.com

Favorite outdoor furniture piece?

I love a deep, comfy outdoor sectional. It’s perfect for accommodating a large group or an afternoon nap on a screened porch.

Favorite outdoor accent piece?

A garden stool is always a fun addition. They are an easy way to add some color to your outdoor space and can be used as seating or drink tables with personality.

Favorite outdoor design style?

I’m loving Currey and Company’s faux bois Hidcote Collection. It’s an unexpected silhouette and interesting material to add to the mix in an outdoor space.

Favorite outdoor furniture or design tip?

When designing an outdoor space, I always try to find the balance between working the pieces into the design of the home’s exterior and making the space feel like an extension of the home’s interior.

Janie Harper

Design Consultant
GDC Home Kiawah, Freshfields Village
jfh@gdchome.com