Creating a welcoming outdoor space can be a challenge. As an interior designer, I strive to create an outdoor space that celebrates nature rather than cluttering it with pieces that belong inside. That’s why it’s crucial to choose furniture and accessories that seamlessly fit into the outside and still create an inviting environment. My interior design services include a clear understanding of this concept and more.

In an attempt to make the process of designing your outdoor patio a little easier and a lot chicer, here are my top 5 favorite outdoor side tables and stools:

Crest Side Table-Stool

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Reminiscent of classic Italian marble statues, this artistic accent table brings back the carved rustic stone look into a modern approach. An incredible bonus is the material: polyester resin, crushed stone, and fiberglass. These make the table light to carry, unlike a solid stone piece. It can function as both a side table or a stool. Versatility in design is a plus any interior designer can appreciate.

Vermut Metal Side Table

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This slim cocktail table is made for cold drinks on a hot summer day. Its metal silhouette with antiqued patina finish creates a vintage look. Tastefully bring out retro vibes with this piece. Not sure how to add this table to your home? Check out my interior design services and see how I can help.

Cabrillo Side Table

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This side table is elegant and classic. The ridges of this piece create a focal point of texture and depth. Its design is ideal for a variety of uses like setting your drink, placing a potted plant, or displaying your favorite sculpture. Feel like an interior designer by choosing this high-end piece.

White/Blue Willow Stool

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Grant intrigue to your patio with this ceramic stool. The striking blue pattern is eye-catching against the white surface, making it a stand out piece for any patio. Browse my interior design services to help you pull this look together.

Glazed Top Fiber Concrete Stool


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This functional and modern stool brings a cool industrial vibe to your outdoor patio. The concrete and fiber natural base is matched with a glazed ceramic top that comes in a variety of colors to match your palette. As I mentioned before, every interior designer loves versatility but even more, we love function. This stool acts as a side table, extra seating, and storage. The top opens to reveal extra storage space for a throw, pillow, or anything else you may need on your patio.

Summer is Almost Here: Prepare Your Patios!

It’s the end of April. May will come and go and summer will officially arrive. Is your outdoor patio ready? MARLENE DESIGN + CO. can help you pull it all together with their comprehensive interior design services. Let’s discuss your personal space.