Design devotee blogs about cities, innovation, architecture and green building.
All decked out: Outdoor eco-accents
WIth summer on its way, now is the time to outfit your deck, porch, patio, lanai, terrace or what have you with stylish and sustainable decor.
Mon, May 17, 2010 at 08:27 AM
I don’t know about the rest of you, but with summer just around the corner — not to mention a stretch of beautiful weather here in NYC — I’ve been thinking about the outdoors an awful lot lately.
As things warm up over the coming weeks, I’ll be focusing on a seasonally special part of the home where the indoors and outdoors convene: the deck/patio area. Not everyone has one (including yours truly) but if you do, be sure to keep on checking back for my “All decked out” series of posts where I'll be tackling topics including eco-friendly outdoor furniture, patio planters, nontoxic wooden deck stains/treatments, green-ish ways to keep winged pests at bay while you lounge on the lanai, and more.
To kick things off, here’s a handful of items that should find a welcome home in any eco-accessorized back porch.
Recycled Sheet Metal Watering Can @ Real Goods
Maze Wall Hanging @ CB2
Pigeon Toe Ceramics Kerr Votive Lantern @ Supermarket
Baileys Citronella Candle @ terrain
Recycled Glass Lanterns @ West Elm
($7; set of 3, $21)
Ting Seat Belt Pillow - Red @ Branch
Blown Glass Cage Terrarium @ terrain
Solig Solar Powered Table Lamp @ IKEA
($19.99 - in-store only)
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.