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Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Spring

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The cold weather is about to break, and spring is right around the corner. It won’t be long before we invite family and friends over to enjoy one of the best parts of the house — the outdoor space. Now is the time to prepare your patio for entertaining and enjoy the sound of birds chirping, the sun shining, and making memories with those most dear to us. But where to start? Well, The Southern Company can help you with that! Here’s our complete guide to getting your outdoor space – including patio furniture, barbecue grill, and outdoor decor – ready for entertaining guests this spring and summer. Planning Your Outdoor Furniture Space The first thing you’ll want to do… Read more

Time To Winterize Your Patio Furniture

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With the cold weather rapidly approaching, it’s time to winterize your patio furniture. Cleaning, repairing, and storing your outdoor furniture and cushions will make all the difference in extending their use. Choosing patio furniture can be timely and costly for homeowners so it’s no surprise you want it to look as good as new for as long as possible. Spending some time now to prepare and store outdoor patio furniture properly means it will look better and last longer. You’ll be able to enjoy it as soon as you open your patio for entertaining in the spring. How to Winterize Your Patio Furniture Whether your furniture is designed to remain outdoors throughout the winter or is better stored inside, it’s… Read more

Outdoor Christmas Decorations – The Front Porch

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While your patio furniture is spending time in storage this holiday season, you can create simple and elegant outdoor Christmas decorations on your front porch sure to inspire delight. As winter is upon your doorstep, you might as well invite it to stay awhile with some festive and heart-warming holiday decorations! The holidays bring joy, hustle and bustle, and the requisite family and friend-filled gatherings. From lights to garland to Christmas trees, creating an inviting holiday scene on the front porch or stoop of your home will spur all those who set eyes on it to feel the bliss of the holiday season. Create a Design for Your Outdoor Christmas Decorations The first step to coming up with a design… Read more

Patio Chair Sling Repair – Give Your Chairs New Life!

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Do you have mesh sling patio chairs that are beginning to show some wear and tear? Perhaps your once beloved and comfy outdoor chair has started to look a bit ragged? If you purchased your high-end patio furniture about a decade ago, you are probably starting to see a good bit of wear on the fabric of your mesh sling chairs. It may be time for a patio chair sling repair. Maybe the fabric is faded or dull, or is beginning to lose its integrity in places. Though premium outdoor furniture lines are built to last and the frames of the chairs often maintain their finish for 10 to 20 years and longer, the fabric can begin to show signs… Read more

Care and Cleaning of Brown Jordan Furniture

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Although Brown Jordan Furniture is one of the highest quality outdoor furniture brands on the market, it is highly unlikely that your furniture has made it through years of warm weather months completely unscathed. After many seasons of relaxing outside, entertaining guests, and soaking up rays, your patio furniture has probably endured some substantial wear and tear. If you have made an investment in Brown Jordan’s sophisticated and elegant patio furniture, you will most certainly want to treat it with loving care in order to keep it looking as fabulous as it did the first time you used it. As the autumn weather approaches and you and your family head back indoors, now is the perfect time to consider how… Read more

Outdoor Furniture Repair for Molla, Telescope and Carter Grandle

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Not all patio furniture is created equal, but high-end outdoor furniture pieces are built to last for decades. Brands like Molla, Telescope, and Carter Grandle feature premium furniture that adds luxury, comfort, and timelessness to your outdoor living space. Although many of the pieces can no longer be purchased new, refurbishing your existing patio furniture—or, if you’re lucky, your flea market finds—makes it possible for you to enjoy these classics for a lifetime. And the professionals at the The Southern Company are experts in outdoor furniture repair. Molla Outdoor Furniture Repair Nothing says vintage like Molla patio furniture. The company got its start in England in the late 1800’s and eventually grew to open an office in New York City…. Read more

The Chaise Lounge: Classic Furniture for the Modern Outdoor Space

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Once the furniture of choice for the royal and rich of ancient civilizations, the chaise lounge has evolved to become one of the most popular choices for comfortable seating in outdoor settings across America. Not only are outdoor chaise lounges decorative, but they are also practical and comfortable. Whether you want to read a book, soak up some sun, or enjoy a nap, a chaise lounge is your destination for relaxation outdoors. Furniture for the Ages: The Origins of the Chaise Lounge Chaise lounges were important furniture fixtures in ancient Egypt, and archeologists have discovered them intact in tombs that date back to 3100 BC. Centuries ago, the chaise lounge was the preferred place to relax during the heat of… Read more

What’s Hot – Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2016

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Many patio furniture pieces are timeless, but trends in outdoor furniture decor vary from year to year. Achieving the latest look for your patio can be as simple as rearranging your existing pieces, adding a couple of new ones, and changing paint colors. Do you want to completely transform your patio this summer? Here are some of the top picks for the hottest trends of 2016. And the good news is that the top brands — such as Brown Jordan, Tropitone, and Winston — all have pieces to help you get there. Mixed Materials Outdoor Furniture Mixing materials is a great way to create a backyard setting that is totally unique. Why not make a bold statement by combining an… Read more

Refinishing Your Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

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Harsh winters and prolonged sun exposure can leave your wrought iron patio furniture looking lackluster. Pitting and rusting are the most common signs that your patio furniture is in serious need of some help! A fresh coat of paint is a great way to update the look of your old furniture, and it’s a less expensive option than buying a new patio set. For ambitious DIYers, refinishing wrought iron furniture may seem like a viable option, but it’s difficult to achieve the results that you expect and may not be the smartest choice when you’ve already invested a pretty penny for premium patio furniture. Using the services of professionals such as those at The Southern Company is the best way… Read more

High End Manufacturers of Outdoor Patio Furniture

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Do you dream of creating a paradise for you and your family right in your own backyard? An outdoor patio furniture set is one of the best investments you can make to ensure a summer full of laughter, relaxation, and easy-breezy fun. No doubt, the surplus of brands out there is overwhelming. At The Southern Company we’ve had the privilege of working alongside the elite of the casual-furniture manufacturing industry to make sure that you’re able to enjoy your outdoor oasis season after season. The Best of the Best in Outdoor Patio Furniture Brown Jordan, Winston, Tropitone, Woodard: these names are synonymous with luxury and sophistication, durability and comfort. No backyard paradise is complete without showcasing at least one of… Read more