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Braving The Elements

Options in resources designed to withstand outdoor use

Storage Solutions

The new Dublin Basket Collection is ideal for use on patio or porch to store pillows, pool towels and games as well as to cover unsightly planters. The baskets are stain, mildew and fade resistant. Colonial Mills, Inc., 800-343-9339,

Reversible Flat Weave

From the Paramount Collection, the PAR-4 design in steel gray is a multi-purpose rug; a lovely addition to any room in the home, yet durable enough for outdoor enjoyment. The reversible flat weave is made in India with premium water-resilient polypropylene also treated to be stain and fade resistant. Amer Rugs, 770-300-0900,

Hospitality Underfoot

Doormats in the new Entryways Basics line include four designs: Pineapple (shown), Welcome, With Border, and Natural Coir. Each design is available in four sizes: 18 by 30, 18 by 47, 24 by 36 and 24 by 60 inches. All doormats are .5-inch thick and are made with quality natural coir treated to reduce shedding. The rugs easily trap dirt and include a pvc slip-resistant backing for safety. Entryways, 609-704-9900,

Color Pops Outdoors

Provo is a collection of textured indoor/outdoor rugs that features a variety of everyday and trendy patterns with pops of color. The rugs are machine-woven in Turkey and have a low .25-inch pile height. KAS, 800-967-4254,

Luxury Outdoors

Pretty Rugged is a luxury outdoor lifestyle brand focused on high-quality apparel and accessories, designed to hold up to the outdoor elements, that include waterproof and windproof features. Shown are a vest and 50- by 70-inch blanket, both made with 100 percent polyester faux fur and a 100 percent waterproof nylon backing. Pretty Rugged, 833-778-4433,

Botanical & Classic Beauties

These botanical indoor/outdoor pillows are made with water-resistant and uv-rated fabric to withstand the outdoor elements. Rizzy Home, 877-499-7841,

A World Of Colors

The new Designtex + Sunbrella Collection includes indoor/outdoor textiles that incorporate 82 colors, from neutrals and solids to vibrant and subtle patterns. Engineered to withstand the elements, the fabrics are durable, have high uv resistance and are easy to maintain. Designtex, 800-221-1540,

Solid-Colored Panels

From the Outdoor Décor Collection, Seascapes is an economical, solid, grommet-top panel. Made with 100 percent polyester, the fabric is fade and mildew resistant, water repellent and uv protected (UPF 50+). The grommets are stainless steel. This easy care, washable panel has a weighted bottom hem to help keep the panel in place. For use indoors or outside, the panels are sold in pairs in three lengths and four colors. Commonwealth Home Fashions, Inc., 518-963-8145,

Creating A Buzz

Suitable for use outdoors, the new Tropical Bee Red pillow is created with a jacquard fabric woven with multi-color and chenille Sunbrella® yarns. Elaine Smith, 561-863-3333,

Pastel Elegance

The Libby Langdon Hamptons line of hand-hooked, outdoor rugs are made in China with uv-treated polypropylene in a coastal color palette and with a .5-inch pile height. Highview and Maidon patterns in blue and aqua colorways were on display in last summer’s Hamptons Designer Showhouse, where Libby designed outdoor terrace and pool deck areas. KAS, 800-967-4254,

Tropical Splendor

From the Marina Collection designed by Liora Manné, the Tropical Flora rug presents oversized blooms created with a watercolor effect. Part of the company’s Everywear™ line, the indoor/outdoor rug is machine woven in Egypt with 100 percent polypropylene. It is offered in four sizes, including a runner. Trans-Ocean Group, 800-733-6784,