Fire and the Approaching Fall

Two weeks of summer remain, and the evenings are already starting to cool down a bit here in the Bay Area.  With the approaching autumn, we are thinking of fun ways to keep warm and still enjoy the outdoors.  What better way to relax outside on a chilly night than cozying up in comfy outdoor furniture around a firepit?

Firepit_Wall with Loose Furniture & Pergola

Outdoor areas and patios are elevated with the addition of firepits; they not only create another seating group and area to relax, but also offer sophistication and warm ambiance.  Whether built in or freestanding, selecting the right furniture for your needs is important.  Choose freestanding outdoor chairs for flexible seating that can be moved around, or built-in seating like a cushioned banquette for a more defined or permanent look.

Circular Firepit

We also love this idea of a rounded built-in banquette, creating a circular seating group.  There is something rather intimate about everyone facing one central area – a great place for friends to chat and visit.  The addition of a couple small side tables offers a place to provide snacks or set drinks down…always very important!

Marshmallows

Set the perfect evening entertaining scene with some outdoor throw blankets draped over the chairs, a tray with refreshments on the side tables (or marshmallows for the kids!), and the fire cranked up high for warm outdoor fun.