Summer's Coming: Perfect the Porch & Patio



In this time of social distancing, and thus social restlessness, many of us are gathering on our individual porches and patios to connect with neighbors for short distance coffee, music, cocktails, brunch, or afternoon tea.


We are here to help you get your outdoor spaces ready for a close-up. Embrace this new normal - where spring & summer living may be as simple as spending your days on the patio or front porch. 

Here are some suggestions to


  1. REFRESH & RENEW…the floor or ceiling with a pop of color. Choose a shade that compliments the exterior color of your house and those wicker furniture pieces you plan to update with a few coats of outdoor gloss or paint.

  1. ADDRESS THE DOORwhether it is a simple touchup with a favorite hue or an entirely new shade for an entry door that is as stylish and welcoming as you are.

  2. DRESS IT UP…add a colorful indoor-outdoor, mold and mildew resistant rug to compliment your flooring. In addition to adding interest and texture, a well-sized and well placed covering pulls your seating area together presenting a single, unified space that’s inviting and comfortable.

  3. LIGHT UP THE NIGHTchoose free standing lamps, electrified lanterns, or beautiful hanging string lights for an addition to your outdoor living that can strike just the right mood when the sun goes down. There is no limit to ways you can use outdoor lighting

  4. KEEP YOUR COOL…with an outdoor ceiling fan, umbrella, or canopy. When the sun and heat might have otherwise kept you from enjoying your updated space, you will be glad you spent the time and a little extra cash on these essentials. Trust us, you will not regret it.


  1. ITS ALL ABOUT THE FEEL…experiment with furniture placement and greenery. Switch it up and consider ferns, flowering plants, and herbs to round out the perfect feel for your summer retreat. Refer to our previous SPRING PLANTING article suggesting nurseries from Asbury Park to Bay Head. You will be glad you did!


This is all you will need to make your outdoor space picture-perfect. And an added bonus--massive impact to your curb appeal!

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