By Amy Elisa KeithOne of the hottest trends this year is transforming your backyard patio into an extension of your home with chic furniture and design elements. Forget those plastic lawn chairs and horrid tiki torches. This year it’s all about designing your outdoor space with pieces that are stylish enough to be inside but built to withstand the elements. Welcome to your patio palace!
Root succulents by putting them in an 18-inch-diameter urn filled to 6 ½ inches below the rim with potting soil, then center a 24-inch round of tempered glass―sold as a tabletop―on the rim. The mini-greenhouse doubles as a table for a lightly shaded patio.