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Outdoor Decor: Sturdy And Trendy

The latest weatherproof fabrics mean that outdoor furniture can be sophisticated as well as practical. Susana Salk of House and Garden magazine is dropping by The Saturday Early Show to point the way to some of the best.

Outdoor furniture has changed dramatically. It use to be very plain and functional. Now technology has merged with design so you do not have to compromise style when outfitting your outdoor spaces. Your outdoor space can look as good as your indoor space.

Here are some of the new types of outdoor furniture:

Catalina table is made of Hularo (a synthetic fiber that is weatherproof) that's hand woven over a powder-coated aluminum frame that will not rust. The Catalina table and chairs are part of the DEDON collection.
Price: $559
Availability: 1-800-24-JANUS (1-800-245-2687)

Catalina chairs are stackable, up to four high.
Price: $215 each
Availability: 1-800-24-JANUS (1-800-245-2687)

Lilia chair: This café-style chair has an anodized aluminum frame with a durable high-density plastic, fade-resistant seat. It's also stackable, up to 10 chairs high. They have a modern, jazzy look: a completely unexpected feel for the outdoors, very colorful, and great for storage or transporting from the outside to the inside.
Price: $80 each or four for $300
Availability: 1-800-24-JANUS (1-800-245-2687)

Frederick Cooper Outdoor Iron Trellis Lamp is actually an indoor lamp rewired to last outdoors. It's great for ambiance at an outdoor dinner party, and you'd never think it could withstand sun and rain. The colors are fresh and summery, kind of "Palm Beach meets the Flintstones."
Price: $780
Availability: Frederick Cooper

The Kravet pillow is a very chic-looking pillow in an indoor/outdoor fabric. It stands out because of its sophisticated pattern. Usually, you can spot an outdoor-treated pillow because it is bland, but not this pillow. The range of patterns is amazing. You could put a bunch of them on an outdoor bench, on a hammock or to jazz up an Adirondack chair. You do not need to bring them inside even if it starts to rain.
Price: $49.80/yard
Availability: to the trade only at Kravet showrooms nationwide. Here is its Web site:

The floral-patterned pillows look like they belong in a formal living room, and so they provide a great way to dress up your outdoor space for more formal summer gatherings. David Easton Collection from Lee Jofa Solarium/Arbour in Rose/Cream with Laura Ashley Indoor/Outdoor Trim
Price: $118/yard
Availability: to the trade only at Lee Jofa showrooms nationwide. Here's the Web link:

Restoration Hardware Cushions: These pillows add retro style and companionable color. You could use them on a boat, deck, or by the pool. Cushions are fade resistant, stain resistant and waterproof.
Price: 35

Sorbet Jonquil Cot is made in Maine, from a camp manufacturer, then covered with fabrics from Hable. It's a unique alternative to a hammock, and it's prettier than your old-school rocking chair. They are laminated, making them suitable for outdoor use and they fold up to nothing, so they can be stored easily.
Price: $195

Lilypad Campstool: The fabric is laminated, making it waterproof, so they are great for outdoor or indoor use. They are perfect for extra seating, storage, or side tables, because they are really sturdy.
Price: $95