Ready to revive your patio for the Spring and Summer seasons? Start with some great seating. I've found options for pairing bistro tables as well as more laid-back loungers. Take a look, then snap one up. Come on — sit down and stay for a while.
Well, let me cut out some of the busy work for you by identifying some gorgeous suzani pillows. This Jayson Home and Garden Gold Suzani Pillow ($175) comes with a down and feather insert. Its fabulous gold stitching will warm up any room, even if the price tag may leave you feeling a chill in your bank account.
So what's a girl to do? Well, look for a less expensive version, of course! Find out where I found a near-identical pillow at a fraction of the price when you read more
The suzani trend has been going on for probably a year now, and somehow I've yet to tire of it. VivaTerra has just introduced a Suzani Bench ($395-895) that is truly stunning and also eco-friendly. Made from 100 percent organic cotton and sustainable sheesham wood, and colored with eco-friendly dyes, it's one addition to your home that won't incite remorse. Available in two sizes, the elegant embroidered benches can serve as seating or a coffee table, used with a tray. At this point, I've seen the suzani trend played out in all sorts of products, often mimicking the textile's pattern rather than the embroidery itself, so it's refreshing to see such well-executed needlework.
I love birch bark, and while it's often used rather unsuccessfully in rustic cabin decor decisions, I don't find anything unrefined about these Recycled Aluminum Bark Vases ($77-118, originally $110-169). Made by artisans who mold recycled aluminum into these nature-inspired columns, the vases are sturdy and strong, yet look as delicate as the original material they took their inspiration from. While I love the look of the flowers in this photo, I'd also want to take advantage of the vases' irregular holes, which have been intentionally cut high into the vase for displaying branches, grasses, or thin-stemmed flowers.
I've been coveting this Gustavian Bed ($1995 for a queen frame) for months now. Its combination of simplicity, elegance, and sturdy craftsmanship makes it seem like the perfect compromise for a couple who are looking for a classical gender-neutral bed. According to VivaTerra's description, this bed was inspired by Sweden's King Gustav's visit to France about 250 years ago. The king returned to his Scandinavian country obsessed with ornate French neoclassical design, which was then re-interpreted with a more streamlined Swedish design sensibility. This bed is made from reclaimed Douglas fir that's up to a century old, which makes this new piece look like a lavish antique.
What better way to cozy up during Hibernation month than with a new silk throw? Warm, lightweight, and non-pilling, this Viva Terra luxurious pure silk throw ($129) is woven in two reversible colors to create a generously sized, versatile throw with elegant fringe. We're giving away the camel and ivory colored one to a lucky Casa reader (click here for official rules)!
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This VivaTerra Railroad Tie Dining Table ($949 for the table; $298 for two chairs) has an elegant, rustic quality that would look great in both traditional and modern dining rooms. But it's cool design is eclipsed by the cool materials used to make it: The wood is actually from reclaimed railroad ties, made out of teak, pine, and other hardwood. VivaTerra has even preserved the weathered look and filled the railroad-track holes with wood.