The Anatomy of Fine Outdoor Living

We may still be in the thick of winter, but that doesn’t keep us from dreaming about entertaining outdoors in a few short weeks. And we won’t have to look too far for inspiration.

Last summer, we partnered with Kansas City Homes & Gardens and the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park to showcase the best available products and trends in outdoor living. Schutte, KCH&G and Douglas Homes Construction, among others, donated materials for their second-annual fundraiser to benefit Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Schutte-supplied materials from the Stems benefit last June. As featured in the September 2009 issue of KCH&G. Photo by Matt Kocourek

The event, called Stems: A Garden Soiree, showcased a stunning 16-foot-by-16-foot living space, with a sturdy cedar frame and overhead beams defining the space and lending it a “strong architectural presence.”

Though beautiful, detailed design like this is achieved through a collaboration with several vendors, this scene has set a new standard. We are thrilled to be an initial step in helping homeowners make their outdoor landscapes as luxurious and comfortable as the ones inside!

To see more photos from this event, check out “The Anatomy of Fine Outdoor Living” in KCH&G. Enjoy!