Inviting style indoors & out.

We are all beginning to feel & see a hint of spring from our windows.
For some of us, dining outdoors is what we long for. Ask my bunch and they will all agree, if the sun is out, that's a good enough reason to fire up the Weber, walk the dog (again), head to the deck to study (not), or to just relax with friends.

Lisa Warninger

 But because anything beyond a light breeze sends me back inside, funny how 50 degrees can seem down right balmy after a long cold winter, I'm always looking for ways to bring nature indoors, especially to the table.

Lonny, i think.
I love a cloche filled with moss or just about anything green & growing! Last spring I showed you some clever examples of what you can put under these pretty glass pieces in "What's Under Your Cloche?" Here are some other beautiful ways to bring mother nature to the table.

Simple decorative touches like this gorgeous bronzed pomegranate vase/candleholder or this unusual bronzed branch flower vase, both from Bo-tan-ik, are perfect examples!

I adore this bronzed pomegranate salt & pepper set!

For a lighter touch, this etched botanical glassware serves a dual purpose holding simple glass votives.  I think that after dark, the etchings would be just beautiful!

And what could be more natural than these glass vases also from Bo-tan-ik, wrapped with natural Cyprus?

A birdsong from two sparrow paperweights, perfect for keeping papergoods in place when those breezy reminders of winter pay you one last visit! From my good friend Christina at My Sparrow.

The most impressive way to erase the boudaries between indoor and outdoor living is with the gracious, beautiful and practical designs of Richard Frinier.

Barcelona for Dedon by Richard Frinier

His sophisticated style add instant al fresco glamour to any setting!

Andalusia for Century by Richard Frinier

His talents are matched only by his wonderful, insightful and humble personality.
Denpasar for Century by Richard Frinier

I discovered Richard Frinier last summer "On The Patio"

Just recently, Richard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association for his contributions to the casual industry as well as to his community.

  His lovely wife and business partner, Catherine, a luxury marketing publicist and event planner, stylized a memorable evening with a bash at the Mondrian, West Hollywood.  Family, friends, colleagues, clients, architects, designers, and curatorial friends, all came out to celebrate Richard’s 30-year career!
Here's to wishing you both, relaxing times together & continued success!
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