Articles with news and information about designing your perfect outdoor space. 

When you hire a designer, one question they will ask you is, “What do you want to use your space for?” Designers ask this question because they know that how we design our space will in the end, shape how we interact with that space.
Most people use their outdoor living spaces for two reasons: to relax alone, or to enjoy the company of others. Being able to provide an interesting experience for both scenarios is easy. Buy a fire table.

The Magic of Fire Tables

Think about the last time you were around a fire. How many people were there? What were you talking about?
The magic of fire tables is that they are an intuitive gathering space. The warmth of the fire invites people to pull up chairs and relax. And something about sitting together around a crackling fire encourages intimacy, which in turn, inspires great conversations. And of course, a little wine doesn’t hurt.
But as you continue designing and cultivating your outdoor space, you want to think about what kind of fire table you want.

Universal Round Table

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The Universal Round Table by Woodard Furniture has a sleek black design that will match with almost any furniture set. The 30.5” width of the table gives you and your guests enough room for drinks, s’mores or a bowl of pistachios. Pair this fire table with some fire glass, and you’ll have people flocking around it in no time.
Designing your outdoor space for your guests is about making things intuitive. If people see a fire table and some chairs, they’ll know what to do.

The most exciting thing about installing an outdoor space is that you can turn it into anything you want. If you want your backyard to feel like Hawaii, you can.

At JoPa, we like to think of outdoor spaces as slices of paradise. So when we think of decorating spaces, we look for elegant, high-quality pieces that make you feel good.

The first and most important piece to consider is your furniture. Furniture not only decides the comfort of your space, but sets the tone for the atmosphere. Every piece you buy after furniture acts as a complementary piece.

One of our newest and most attractive furniture sets is the Deia set. This set is inspired by Mallorca, Deia, where the designer draws from memories of a sweet life. The furniture has a timeless summer feel that sets the tone for elegant get-togethers or can serve as a private escape from a long day.

The furniture has a unique silhouette featuring an airy aluminum frame, hand-formed cast finial details and plush cushions. This collection blends functionality with beautiful form that has the durability to last for years.

All in all, your outdoor space is anywhere you want it to be. Next stop? We recommend Mallorca, Deia.

In today’s world, we spend the majority of our time indoors, looking at screens, scrolling and clicking. It’s easy to feel stressed and compressed when you’re stuck in a box staring at a screen all day. And with daylight savings, by the time we leave the office, it’s dark.
As the saying goes, we can’t buy more time. But we can extend our time outdoors in a very simple way. Buy more light.

Solar Lanterns
One of our favorite outdoor lighting options are solar lanterns. They are cordless solar-powered lights that give your space an elegant, playful feel. The lights are constructed with durable fade and weather resistant nylon, so they’ll hang out rain or shine. The best part is that they are affordable, and you can install them in a matter of minutes.

LED String Lights
Another popular energy efficient option is our LED commercial string lights. You’ve probably seen these lights decorating outdoor weddings and backyard parties. The old-world design adds a quiet ambiance that compliments conversation or alone time. Installation is quick and easy, and the LED lights last for a whopping 50,000 hours.

We can’t control the pace of the sun, but we can control the flick of a switch. The next time you come home from work, enjoy the freedom of your outdoor space with lighting that sets the mood for fun and relaxation.