IN 'N' OUT
Take your alfresco party inside
No matter how warm it gets in your backyard, don’t you always want to move the party indoors once the sun goes down? We found five outdoor items that do double entertainment duty so you can effortlessly--and stylishly--make the transition:
Additional seating is wise, especially when unexpected guests inevitably show up. Everyone will vie to sit on this water-resistant Tierra Outdoor Pouf from West Elm ($199), which looks just as chic in your living room as it does on your patio.
The Ethanol Urbanfire ($1,980) is the Prius of fire pits. Powered by an EcoSmart burner that uses clean-burning ethanol, it?s safe to use indoors. The sleek steel cone comes in poppy colors like avocado and maraschino or muted ones like azure.
Put down the plastic picnic-ware and opt for Heath Ceramics? summer drink set ($190). Carry out glasses of lemonade on the indigo tray, and fill them with hot tea (or a hot toddy) when the party moves inside.
We can?t decide what we adore most about this indoor/outdoor floor mat from World Market: the citrusy chevron pattern, the fact that it folds up so neatly or its affordable price ($60).
Hard wiring isn’t required for this crystal pendant ($60) from Target. Just string the 1.5-pound fixture up in your garden (or any room), install batteries and turn on the LED light. It’s the ultimate mood lighting.