Outdoor Furniture Ideas to Make Your Memorial Day Special

It’s Spring and perhaps it’s time for an upgrade! You may want to freshen some of your outdoor furniture or start the season with a whole new collection. For the best ideas, JoPa Company is the place to start.

Here in Virginia, we expect quality and lasting value for our indoor furniture.  So why not choose quality outdoor furniture as well?

Put Your Best Outdoor Furniture Forward…

Whether you’re planning a big dinner party or just keeping it casual, Memorial Day is a great time to have your outdoor space in order.

If you’re entertaining, what kind of dining group best fits your needs? What furniture is comfortable, practical, built to last and pleases your tastes?

Do you have enough seating to make everyone feel at home? Or maybe you’d like the flexibility to create a more intimate conversational setting?

Let’s pick out a collection that compliments your style so everyone will enjoy the outdoors together…

Monterey Dining Table


A classic to stand the test of time and to fit every sensibility is  Monterey Dining  by Three Birds.  With its extendable table, it’s big enough to seat up to 8 people. On those sunny days, a convenient umbrella will shade you and your guests. The umbrella works with or without the use of the extension.  

Material: Teak Wood

Teak is a good choice for outdoor furniture.  Left natural and unstained, it will gracefully fade into a soft gray and will require only minimal cleaning while providing you with years of use and enjoyment.  

So, if you want an outdoor dining collection that will be a graceful and welcoming centerpiece for all of your family’s traditions, Monterey is the one.


Another classic design with a little more panache is Chelsea Dining. This style is called “transitional” meaning it is a cross between traditional and contemporary. It’s perfect if you are ready to move away from the traditional style, but not ready to jump into modern or mix and match.


With or without cushions…

You can pair this set with cushions, or just enjoy the gently curved seats and backs which provide ergonomic comfort. The table corners are mitered (two separate pieces cut at 45 degrees each) to form a smooth clean look and feel.  

Materials: Outdoor Teak

This gorgeous natural teak wood is eco friendly.  You’ll enjoy your investment in this fine furniture even more knowing you have chosen a sustainable product.  


If you’re a daring sophisticate, let Softscape Dining be your next adventure.

The smart lattice seat design allows for casual seating in style. There is enough flexibility for comfort and more than enough strength for durability.  Stackable chairs make for easy setup and storage.  Cushions can be attached as needed and, as are the chairs, available in many colors– stop by the store to view the many options.

Materials: Cast Aluminum/Vinyl

Softscape is made from cast aluminum (expertly coated to avoid rust from the elements).  Sometimes cast aluminum is used to mimic wrought iron. But this collection has a lighter feel. Its carefully woven vinyl straps provide enough room for water to flow through, yet are tight enough  to provide support and comfort.

“Your next modern adventure…”

You may want some time this Spring and Summer to just sit back and relax.

Take a peak at our outdoor seating collections.

Brighton Seating Jopa Outdoor Furniture Blog

“Wicker is in this season…”

Wicker is in this season!   We’ve hand-picked the best for your outdoor occasions. Brighton is one of our  favorites.  It’s classic style allows versatility to incorporate into any design aesthetic.  

You always can always jazz up a look with some bright cushions and/or outdoor rugs. And mixing and matching materials is a popular trend!  Our copper tables are a different but fun and interesting choice.  Stop into our beautiful showroom at 8711 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294 to view the options we’ve shown you online and more! 

Materials: Woven/Aluminum

It feels like traditional wicker, but has added strength due to well-designed aluminum framing.   Like all of our outdoor seating items, it’s long-lasting and durable.

 And have a look at the Lorca Seating Collection. It’s a new take on your grandmother’s back porch furniture!  It provides you with a beautifully woven wicker look with the durability and ease of maintenance to meet the demands of today’s lifestyle.   

Lorca Seating Outdoor Furniture

We hope that we’ve answered some of your outdoor furniture questions for this season. We want you to have an extra special Memorial Day along with many other celebrations to come.

Stop by JoPa’s showroom at 8711 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294 to view our fine craftsmanship in person.

Design wisely.