New looks in outdoor that’ll make it impossible to go back inside…

Although it’s been a bit gloomy in Atlanta lately, you can’t deny the season for outdoor living is here. And we’re excited to share some fantastic new looks in outdoor furniture that’ll be tough to part with when it’s time to come in for the night.

Tangier Collection

First up, outdoor furniture by Kannoa. steve mckenzie’s is thrilled to be the exclusive showroom in the Southeast for this fantastic brand of stylish and beautifully crafted outdoor furnishings.

South Beach Collection

Featuring clean, modern lines, Kannoa outdoor furnishings are available in a wonderful array of Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.


Speaking of color, can we talk about the rainbow of hues these fantastic occasional tables by Kannoa?!? If these wouldn’t brighten up your poolside space, even on the dreariest of days, we don’t know what will!

John Bedell Photography

And this stunner of a chair appears formal dining room worthy – which we suppose it truly could be. However, it’s specially crafted by our friends at Selamat for use outdoors.

John Bedell Photography

These are actually aluminum frames, available in five powder coated finishes, including the dreamy turquoise and sunny yellow colors above. Ideal for adding to a fun mix of outdoor seating options!


Now, talk about sunny yellow – this side table from Selamat will add a beautiful, sculptural touch to any outdoor space. An ideal way to add a pop of color!


And you just can’t put your drink down anywhere… For some of us, only the most stylish options will do. Like this golden beauty from Selamat.

Sprinkle fun side tables all around your outdoor living area, and you’ll be prepared to host any gathering. Offering guests a selection of comfortable and stylish seating, along with a place to prop a beverage or small plate, will ensure a memorable event that’s effortless on your end!

Reach out to the McKenzie Design team today to talk outdoor design and learn how we can make your outdoor space a favorite room in your home!

Now, where are the cool beverages?!?

Part 3: Get Ready for Outdoor Living

This third and final installment of our “Outdoor Living” series on the blog for steve mckenzie’s, focuses on the eating/entertaining side of outdoor living. Our previous two posts focused on outdoor furnishings and ideal outdoor textiles, so this subject should round things out pretty well. But, if you still have questions about creating the perfect outdoor living space for your home and family, please feel free to share a comment or even reach out to the team here at steve mckenzie’s!

Bold outdoor tablecloth by Le Jacquard Francais.

We’re so excited to offer some fabulous new coated table linens by Le Jacquard Francais. The colors, textures and quality are just unmatched and they’re sure to elevate any event, from a casual family cookout, to a grand outdoor meal for twelve to a whole new level!

Another lovely new table linen by Le Jacquard Francais in a rich blue hue.

A few other outdoor table linen options from Le Jacquard Francais:



Think of all the uses you’d have for these weather-ready linens – wrap them around pitchers to soak up condensation, layer a tray with glasses of fresh lemonade, leave a table covered with a fabulous new outdoor tablecloth – topped off with fresh flowers or a lush planter, and so much more!

An amazing outdoor entertaining set up, made even more magical with the addition of this beautiful Le Jacquard Francais tablecloth.

Don’t forget about all of the wonderful acrylic drink ware available for your perusal now in the steve mckenzie’s showroom! Glasses, pitchers, and other items all ready for your next outdoor meal!

Acrylic Pitcher-Federica Blue

As a little bonus, here are two of our favorite recipes to share at outdoor gatherings – both winners, guaranteed! Just click on the image for the recipe…

Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella by Giada De Laurentiis.
Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella by Giada De Laurentiis.
Curried Chicken Salad by Ina Garten.

So, are you ready for an outdoor feast?!? Our mouths are watering just thinking about it! Not to mention the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that comes along with any time spent in a lovely outdoor living space. It’s heavenly and we’re ready for a spring and summer full of great times spent outdoors!

Part 1: Get Ready for Outdoor Living!

After a very icy few months, it seems as if Atlanta has finally turned a corner, and spring will be here in no time! And we are ready for the warmer weather! For us, warm weather means outdoor living, dining al fresco, container gardening, and long walks with the dogs around the duck pond. It’s heaven, and we can’t wait! In preparation, we’re working with many of our customers and clients to create fabulous outdoor spaces that will make the most of the outdoors this season. We’re seeing so many people looking to extend their living space and create spaces for really living in the out of doors. In fact, this post is part of a whole series on outdoor living on the blog for steve mckenzie’s!

An outdoor dining room we designed for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Show House- featuring Grange furniture and Sunbrella fabrics.
An outdoor dining room we designed for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Show House- featuring Grange furniture and Laurie Bell outdoor fabrics.

Luckily, steve mckenzie’s offers some amazing outdoor furniture options for folks looking to make the most of just about any outdoor space. Here are the few things to consider as you ready yourself and your space for outdoor living:

  • Ask yourself how you’ll use the space?
  • Do you host large groups or intimate gatherings?


  • Are there full meals being enjoyed in your outdoor space or just lite bites and cocktails?


  • Is your home located in a high rise, or is the space at a cabin in the mountains?
  • Should you be concerned with weather conditions, i.e. wind blowing furniture off the patio, etc.?


Depending on your responses to the above questions/scenarios, you can find the perfect pieces to create your outdoor sanctuary at steve mckenzie’s. With amazing outdoor furniture collections from Grange and Kannoa, the options are practically endless… From intimate conversation groups, to dining sets appropriate for multi-course meals for a big group, we have the perfect pieces for you!


If you’d like some help bringing your outdoor room up to snuff for this season, please don’t hesitate to call the team here at steve mckenzie’s – we’ll be thrilled to make your outdoor living dreams a reality!