A couple of weeks ago, we blogged about tips for landscaping your Maui home with native Hawaiian plant species to enhance beauty, reduce water bills, and support the ecosystem. Coincidentally, a new patio furniture store opened on Maui shortly after, so if you’ve got the landscaping planned out but you need the finishing touches, you might want to swing by and see if you like what’s in stock.
Maui real estate is known for home design that accommodates the finest in indoor/outdoor living. When you’re in a place where the weather is warm and the air is clean, it can be hard not to want to spend a lot of time outside, especially if you’ve created a space that you love. Maui homes often feature elegant swimming pools, soothing hot tub spas, expansive lanais, and lush tropical landscaping.
None of this would be complete without the right furnishings, and you might just find them at Gottling Garden Store, which has recently opened at The Shops at Wailea, in South Maui. After interior designer Karl Gottling opened his Gottling Home Store there in February, he ambitiously chose to expand his retail offerings to include a variety of outdoor delights. Who knows? You might just find items to match your style at both stores.
Not sure what you’re looking for, beyond the obvious tables, chairs and chaise lounges? A good outdoor space can become great with a few creative embellishments. For example, Gottling Garden Store carries items like statues, outdoor lamps, teapots, candles, handmade baskets, live orchids, floral arrangements, and artificial outdoor plants with UV protection to preserve their color.
These are just a few of the options that can add charm to your outdoor space. You could also keep a lookout for decorative pots and stones, along with other features like birdbaths, fountains, doormats, wind chimes, wreaths, sculptures and other creative additions. You might find some of these items at Gottling Garden Store, or at one of the many other furniture stores and garden nurseries around Maui.
According to Karl Gottling himself, “Often forgotten is developing an inviting and comfortable atmosphere from the outside. It is important to establish a lasting first impression even before entering one’s home.” If you agree, his store is a great place to get your ideas flowing.
If you’re still in the midst of your search for Maui real estate, that’s where we can put our own expertise to work for you. If you need our assistance, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!