Best Places To Add Flair To Your Patio Near Washington DC

June 25, 2013 8:00 AM

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Comfortable patios and inviting backyards make for hours of entertainment in summer months. If your family enjoys entertaining, or wants to entertain more in the future, consider adding flair to your patio. Visit one of these stores to get unique and personalized ideas to meet your patio’s needs. With an updated space, barbecues and outdoor gatherings are likely in your forecast.

Abaca Imports
1201 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-2901

Jim Helwig and his wife founded Abaca Imports in 2002. “Our idea was to import and sell at retail the type of one-of-a-kind, wooden, handmade Asian indoor furniture pieces that had been adorning our home for many years. In the course of sourcing unique teak wood items from Indonesia, we realized how much great teak patio furniture was made there. It wasn’t our original idea, but we know a good thing when we see it,” said Helwig. Teak is a unique, expensive kind of wood. Abaca furnishes both traditional and contemporary styles – there is something for every taste. Helwig says that the “deep seating” section is by far the fastest growing. “These are lounge chairs, club chairs, settees and sofas with 5-6” thick cushions. They are as comfortable as seating that you would have in your den but meant for year-round outdoor use.” Abaca holds a lot of inventory and it is possible to walk out with everything the same day. All items are sold a la carte, encouraging customers to mix and match. It offers a “30 day test drive” on all furniture to ensure satisfied customers.

Country Casual
7601 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 926-9195

Country Casual has one of the largest selections of outdoor furniture nationwide – quite impressive and expertly selected. Its design showroom is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While most designs are available to preview online, seeing items in person can aid in decision-making. The company specializes in sustainably grown teak, which is known to hold up in inclement weather. According to the environment stewardship claim from Country Casual’s website, “Country Casual is committed to renewable resources and environmentally conscious business practices. We require that only ecologically grown and harvested timbers from managed, sustainable forests be used in the manufacture of our teak furnishings. We strive to use recycled papers and cardboard in packaging and reduce waste in business operations.” Country Casual offers customization to many goods, for instance – an engraved teak doormat or plaques. This truly makes a place your own.

Holloway Company
42351 Azalea Lane
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 996-8099

“We are a general contractor and we design, build and furnish patios, decks, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, porches and more. We offer several lines of outdoor furniture which many of our clients purchase to furnish the projects we build,” said Sandy Steele of Holloway Company, a family owned and operated company since 1994. The furniture lines offered are high-quality: Summer Classics, Gloster, Tuuci, Treasure Garden and other. This means the price point is high, but you get what you pay for and quality furniture lasts a lifetime. All orders are custom and take up to 10 weeks for delivery. View Holloway’s project portfolio or online brochure on the company website.

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Spring Valley Patio
4300 Fordham Road N.W.
Washington, DC. 20016
(202) 966-9088

Ideal for a summer patio makeover, Spring Valley Patio offers dining and deep seating in teak, wicker, aluminum, wrought iron, stainless steel, composite (synthetic wood) and mixed materials. Visit the showroom to see the furniture in person and browse sample fabrics. Prices vary depending on the material and in-stock orders are delivered within a week. Special orders can take up to six weeks for delivery. Spice your patio up with fun and colorful Adirondack chairs, a porch swing or a rope hammock.

10001 Aerospace Road
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 794-8794

Offenbacher’s has eight convenient locations around the Washington DC metro area. The trusted business offers middle- to high-end brands that are appropriate for most patios. The average price point is $700 and up. Items are viewable online, which makes the decision process easier. Offenbacher’s customer service is readily available to lend a hand and the store is open seven days a week.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at

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