For the last several months, we’ve all been wondering how to amplify our outdoor areas. The backyard has become a sort of safe haven, a place that is (almost) free from the stresses that the pandemic has imposed. To help you create a superior space, we’ve rounded up a series of items that are available across the Gables.
Get away (to a corner of your backyard) with the playful Boheme hammock from Mac-Kenzie Childs. Inspired by travel and wanderlust, it was designed to welcome relaxation; all you need to do is block out an hour or two, as it will likely also inspire a nice cat nap. Retail: $195. Neiman Marcus, 390 San Lorenzo Ave., 786.999.1000, neimanmarcus.com
Tie together a sitting area with an outdoor floor covering like this eco-friendly Tullia rug in the Cool Multi colorway. Decorated with a subdued geometric print and made from durable recycled fibers, it can complement a host of furnishings while withstanding high-traffic areas. Retail: from $99. Pottery Barn, 358 San Lorenzo Ave. #2115, 305.569.9022, potterybarn.com
Let these red clay vases from the Tropique collection by Roche Bobois infuse your outdoor space with a very Miami vibe. Painted and enameled by hand, they’re substantial enough to be enjoyed for years to come.
Retail: from $425. Roche Bobois, 450 Biltmore Way, 304.444.1017,
Set in Stone
Inspired by nature’s ability to shape a hard surface into something beautiful, the River Stone coffee table from Phillips Collection evokes natural resilience. It’s made from resin and finished with polished aluminum, making it a guaranteed survivor of the elements.
Retail: $1,797. Fine-Line Furniture & Accessories, 4217 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305.661.4414, finelinefurnitureandaccessories.com
In our opinion, there is really nothing more serene than taking a warm shower beneath the stars. You can make this dream a reality with the beautifully designed Alvin stainless steel outdoor shower from Signature Hardware. Retail: $729. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305.507.6221, fergusonshowrooms.com
Grill and Chill
This Argentinian-style Gaucho grill offers a superior wood-fired grilling experience. It features a 30-inch spoked wheel for raising meats high above the fire for low-temperature cooking, allowing for a variety of flavors. Retail: $23,315. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305.507.6221, fergusonshowrooms.com
By the heralded designer Patricia Urquiola for Janus et Cie, the Anatra chaise lounge will add instant elegance to your pool deck. Its powder coated aluminum frame is wrapped with textured braiding, making for a luxurious yet comfortable silhouette. Retail: $4,500 (for frame and cushion). Janus et Cie, 2332 Galiano St. #101, 305.438.0005, janusetcie.com
Designed by Danish duo Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen MDD, the aptly named Nest round chair resembles a carefully crafted bird’s nest – and looks just as cozy. Retail: $1,395. Patio & Things, 240 Aragon Ave., 305.446.6163,
This serene backyard setting inspired our selection of products. It features the latest high-grade quartz surfaces from Caesarstone, which are available through Innovative Surfaces on Ponce. The featured image highlights Midday, a new concrete-finished material that is part of Caesarstone’s Solaris collection; it includes a palette of neutral tones that are consonant with the beauty of nature. Retail: From $75 per sq. ft. Innovative Surfaces, 3218 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305.446.9059, innosurfaces.com