Spring into summer with outdoor design, furniture and floral ideas


By Sara Wardrip

Summer time is here, and with it the high season for outdoor entertaining. Especially here in San Diego, where we enjoy the benefits of sunny weather throughout the year, an outdoor living space is a must-have – and when it comes to

outdoor design, furniture

and floral arrangements are the keys to creating a signature look.

Regardless of your design aesthetic, or the size and shape of your garden, patio or yard, antique furniture and accents like flowerpots and lanterns lend character and distinction to your space. If your tastes tend towards the more rustic, country look, consider salvaged accent pieces and benches alongside wildflowers or succulents; and if you prefer a more genteel outdoor space, Anduze pots combined with wrought iron chairs and tables can achieve the right blend of functionality and elegance to complement pretty garden flowers. Finally, for a standout look that is at once earthy and ethereal, consider European faux bois furniture – a perfect pairing with eco-chic accents and lush greenery. And if you are short on space, at least make room for a comfortable chair: after all, at the start of the morning of after a long day’s work, what matters most is the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine.

C’est La Vie Antiques: world-class finds for all your outdoor decorating needs

Nothing makes a statement quite like one-of-a-kind antique furniture; and at C’est La Vie Antiques, we make it our mission to find the very best, most authentic and versatile collection of European antiques for our loyal buyers throughout San Diego and across the country. This summer, we are happy to announce a host of new arrivals at our

Southern California antiques warehouse

  1. Come by to shop in person and peruse Anduze pots and faux bois furniture direct from France, as well as stunning painted ceramic dinnerware and decorative pieces to top off your style for the season’s entertainment calendar. Alternatively, you can visit our full collection and catch a glimpse of new arrivals online, either at our website or at


Celebrate the beauty of the season with a fresh design for your outdoor oasis. Whether you are looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off a long-running project or seeking inspiration to start from scratch,

C’est La Vie Antiques

is the ideal place to begin your search. Start shopping now: