As like everyone else, I haven’t seen my family in months. We spent Christmas alone this year and exchanged gifts via Facetime. Just over a year ago, they purchased a home here in Austin (which you can tour here). Because we were to be apart this year, I wanted to do something super special for them. They have a gorgeous backyard under a pecan grove set against a limestone pizza oven. They never got around to furnishing their patio, so when Outer reached out about their sustainable outdoor furniture, I knew it was the perfect surprise.
On Christmas morning, I was able to call my parents from their patio and reveal the makeover. It was one of the coolest surprises I’ve ever been able to pull off. It was entirely unexpected and a great reminder of times ahead when we can be all together again. They gushed and gushed over how beautiful the space was and I excitedly revealed all of the reasons why Outer is such an amazing company.
Shopping for outdoor furniture is a chore. It feels like no matter how much you invest, pieces always break down after a season or two. One of the reasons I was most drawn to Outer was their steel frame construction paired with recycled plastic wicker. The tight woven construction is the perfect shade of gray with warm undertones. They pull 100 plastic bottles out of the ocean to construct each chair. That’s something I not only makes me feel good about their longevity, it makes me feel good about the investment.
The most notable feature of the Outer furniture line though is their ingenious built-in cushion cover. A cover conveniently rolls back and tucks behind the cushion when you’re using it, and unrolls and safely secures under the front when you’re not. It extends the longevity of your cushions tenfold and keeps the cushions dry against morning mist. I think my favorite part of the brilliant cover is how the cover acts as a carrying case to easily bring the cushions in. I can’t wait until they can get back to town and we can enjoy this beautiful space.
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