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Jeremy Samuelson

A Fresh Retake

The Big Idea: Don't throw out that shabby garden furniture yet. Timeless outdoor styles like Adirondack chairs, Shaker-style wooden benches, and old-fashioned wicker need only a fresh coat of paint to feel new again. When choosing a color, consider a bright shade to add modern style to a classic shape.

Notice the Details: Hammocks, another classic favorite, lure you to enjoy afternoon naps. A deck or patio that runs the length of a cottage, like the one above, may seem overwhelming to decorate, so try grouping furniture in arrangements that encourage conversation.

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