Summer is officially here and you know what that means…right? It’s time to bring the inside out, dust off the patio furniture and fire up the BBQs.

And…just in case you are in the mood to freshen up your summer look in the back yard, let’s take a look at the 2015 outdoor furniture trends for our more-than-fair weathered California West Coasters!


Image courtesy of Bounce Williams, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Topping the list are permanent outdoor fireplaces, high-end gas pits, grills and bars are a big trend this year. Running a gas line from the house to these stationary fixtures make them convenient and easy to use. The outdoor home theater system is a big trendsetter this year. Imbibe in delicious beverages and mingle around meals while entertaining music, movies or your favorite game is playing through the big screen!


Bringing the Indoors Out

Photo from Janus et Cie Outdoor Furniture Collection

“Is that outdoor furniture?” You ask. It is becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference between indoor furniture and patio furniture. The level of sophistication in design, textures, colors and style is astounding and all constructed to withstand the elements. The outdoor living room is complete with area rug and accessories, giving it that indoor feel with outdoor breezes. This is truly one fine example from Janus et Cie, maker of luxury outdoor furnishings.


Get Fired Up!

Photo courtesy of Lori Brookes Unlimited

Combining the warmth of modern fire pits with the trendy patterns and finishes creates a space where everyone wants to gather around for some good old fashioned conversation. Fire tables are a huge trend for 2015. Check out this incredible one called “The Five Elements” by Revive Landscape Design.


Dining Al Fresco

Photo courtesy of Smith Brothers Fine Custom Homes

We have come a long way outside baby! Our friends at Janus et Cie take dining al fresco to stunning heights with their luxury outdoor furniture collection. The opportunities for high styling outdoor dining are abundant and are trending upward in 2015. From the traditional wicker varieties to furniture that looks like it should be displayed in the formal dining room. It’s all a matter of taste!

What’s trending in your back yard this summer?

Featured image ccourtesy of Lori Brookes Photography