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O is for Outdoor Living: Your best bets for beautifying patio & pool

A to Z: The Ultimate Luxury Lifestyles List is duPont Registry Tampa Bay‘s annual compendium of the best our region has to offer. Each year we choose a different set of categories and then select businesses that are top-of-the-line in each category. This year: Art to Zinfandel (and everything luxurious in between).

You’ve got a beautiful backyard space and the pool to go with it — now what? You’re going to need top-of-the line furnishings, not some tacky collapsible plastic numbers. Outdoor options from Ethan Allen like its Vero Dunes line achieve a satisfying balance between traditional and contemporary, while Restoration Hardware styles like Balmain and Aegean set a mood of gorgeously austere modernity. Need help pulling it all together? No one does coastal chic better than Suzan Decker Ross, whose outdoor designs (pictured) are as up-to-date and inviting as her interiors. You have to make sure you’re pool-ready, too. The folks at Pinch A Penny can not only give you expert advice on cleaning and maintenance (and the best possible equipment to go with it), they’re also a resource for poolside furniture and fun, including pool floats made especially for dogs.