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26 Aug

5 Hot Tips for Dining Alfresco

Five Hot Tips for Alfresco Dining
The perfect alfresco dining experience would likely include a perfect outdoor kitchen where the transition from cooktop to tabletop is only a matter of inches. We here at Creative Living and our sister company, Artisan Outdoor Kitchens, can literally design and build a thoroughly modern outdoor kitchen in any configuration, color, style or setting. We’ve listed five hot tips to spark your imagination and encourage you take your next meal outdoors, where everything tastes better.
#1 – Build a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen
AOK Kitchen Blog
AOK Kitchen 2
If you don’t happen to have the perfect outdoor kitchen, fret not, as alfresco dining is available to everyone, everywhere. Below are a few more tips for creating a meal to remember with a handful of modest materials and a minimum amount of effort.
 #2 – Set Up a Dining Surface
HOUE Circle Table
An outdoor dining surface is important and can be as prominent as this bamboo and granite table by Houe or as simple as a wooden crate set with some vintage tableware.
 
#3 – Scatter Linens to Soften the Setting
Linen napkins in assorted colors, cuttings from the landscape and twine set a rustic and inviting table.   
Harpers Bazaar Linens
Harpers Bazaar
#4 – Use Unbreakable Dishware
Chunky, sturdy dishware is best for outdoor dining, and a large serving tray is helpful when transporting food and drinks from the kitchen to the dining area.
Dishes
Styling: Sarah Ellison   Photography: Jessie Prince
Melamine dishes
JoyfulDerivatives.com
sea glass tray      melamine plates
  Faux Sea Glass Serving Tray by Terrain    Melamine Dinnerware by Aidio
#5 – Include Light and Blankets
Hanging lights, votive candles or solar powered lanterns all add to the ambience at your outdoor dining table. Blankets on each chair or readily available will prolong the pleasure of your outdoor dining when the air gets nippy.
  blankets and lights  tekura lights
Good Housekeeping        Solar Lanterns

27 Apr

FOUR STEPS TO YOUR PERFECT PATIO

  1. Dream
    In your wildest imagination, envision your ideal outdoor environment. Perhaps yours is a meditative space filled with planters and lush vegetation, ideal for quiet reflection, where a cushioned chaise or sectional takes center stage. Maybe your perfect patio is a sleek and contemporary pavilion overlooking the city lights, with outdoor cooking and dining configurations and a gas fire pit around which your guests can gather. If you can give a name to your stylistic preference, that will help you search for images of patios that will appeal to you:  traditional, vintage, farmhouse, contemporary, eclectic. 

    modern outdoor kitchen
  1. Inventory
    Take stock of existing conditions to create a base map for your dream space.  Locate and dimension doors and windows, and survey the elevation difference between indoors and outdoors to determine if you’ll need stairs or a multi-leveled terrace. Check the solar orientation of the area. Is it facing south and likely to get lots of light and heat, or is it north-facing and thus, shady and cool? Is there any existing vegetation such as trees or shrubs that can be incorporated into your overall design?

    terrace modern fountain
  1. Conceptualize
    Visualize your use areas – lounging, dining, entertaining (maybe they can be combined) - to determine how your space will function. You can experiment with furniture layout by using on-hand pieces such as a card table and folding chairs. Use blue painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk to outline a fire pit or grilling area. Be sure to consider the following before construction begins:
  • Electrical capability, including dedicated outlets for lighting, water features, cooking appliances, and audio visual equipment. Ensure that you have the capacity in your current electrical panel to accommodate your proposed outdoor features.
  • Plumbing for irrigation, water feature or outdoor sink
  • If a permanent fire pit or grill is in your plan, hire a certified plumber to set a gas or remote propane line and do the installation.

  1. Refine 
    Once you’ve settled on a Conceptual Plan, you can fine-tune materials and finishes as well as landscape and furniture. You should expect your plan to evolve as you get more specific with your selections. Once you’re underway, don’t forget to accessorize with planters, toss pillows, and outdoor artwork which reflects your personality, as those are the items that will make the ideal patio space uniquely yours.

 

Creative Living is designed as a one-stop source for modern patio furnishings with complimentary design services. Our design professionals can help you recognize your style, lay out furniture, select colors and fabrics and arrange your patio décor.

03 Oct

FALL OUTDOOR LIVING

With the temperatures cooling down, extend the season with fall entertaining and gardening. Take advantage of cooler weather and make this October to remember outdoors!

outdoor fire pit   outdoor planters   outdoor firepit   outdoor furniture

Showcase the richness of a vibrant color in your Outdoor Decorating with Pumpkins, Mums and Pansies that are available during the fall season. Bring out lanterns and add some accessories, start your fire pit and enjoy the beauty of your outdoors.

outdoor patio decorating  outdoor decorating ideas  fall patio ideas  outdoor planters

16 Sep

OUTDOOR LIVING IN STYLE

Living in Colorado we know what it’s like to live in a state with more than 300 days of sunshine and a breathtaking views of the Mountains. This ideal climate gives us an opportunity to transform our backyards into an extraordinary outdoor living spaces.

And the opportunities are endless...

Outdoor modern patio in denver   Contemporary Outdoor heaven in denver  

Think of the outdoor space as an extension of your home. Create a warm and inviting seating area around a fire pit, so you can enjoy your own private vacation spot every time you walk out your backdoor! 

outdoor fireplace  

 Even small patios can be fun and cozy!

Transform your ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living room and add some value and comfort to your home year-round.