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March 13, 2012

Al Fresco

Screen shot 2012-03-13 at 9.41.21 AMThe funny thing about living in the south is that swimming pools are never drained, it rarely snows and suddenly you're faced with the realization that there just won't be what one would consider "winter" weather.

It's March and I'm keenly aware that we desperately need patio furniture. Dining furniture. The catch? As much as I love bronze cast aluminum like this gorgeous Antibes collection from Restoration Hardware it has one glaring flaw: that metal will be unbearably hot to touch come summer. When it hits 114 outside and the Texas sun shows up to cast its glow upon my house... you might as well have a branding iron in your had. Hot. Like. Fire.

And yet... I love this set. I want it. I adore it. It looks remarkably like the collection from Century that I adore... but the price point on this set is much sweeter (always the selling point for the Mr. in my life). 

Fellow southerners... ar you rocking teak or wicker rather than cast aluminum?

What the beautiful people are saying...

I only wish I could relate to your climate dilemmas, but as a northerner, I'll just have to take your word for it ;) I do love this set of patio furniture though, so elegant.

I agree with the comment above...wish I could relate to warm weather year round! I do love that patio set above, though!

I agree, its a nice problem to have. And while summers are blisteringly hot there is no humidity to speak of... which makes them incredible for a girl who used to live further north!

Wow! I love the chairs! Thanks for sharing.

Since upgrading (downgrading?) to an aluminium set I have now longed for something 'warmer' like these chairs, would consder moving back to the teak for outdoor furniture sometime in the future.

Teak seems so ideal. None of the issues involved. Im also considering a big stone table. Impossible to move once its in place (or at least not easy) but cool to the touch!

Something to say, gorgeous?

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