HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Spring, SHOP YOUR WAY with special savings on outdoor living and lawn and garden items at Kmart, plus get entertaining tips from Jaclyn Smith and Sandra Lee.
Kmart is launching several new lines of on-trend and affordable patio collections from popular collections La-Z-Boy, Garden Oasis, Country Living and longtime legacy brand Jaclyn Smith, as well as items for the home from multi-Emmy award-winning lifestyle and television personality, Sandra Lee with options for every taste and lifestyle.
"Nothing brings family and friends together like a spring or summer outdoor celebration, and Kmart wants to help make memories by offering affordable, stylish and accessible all-weather furniture and decor," said James Alt, vice president, seasonal and outdoor living, Sears Holdings. "We pride ourselves on offering outdoor patio collections that have been designed exclusively for Kmart by our expert design team, and inspired by current trends, cultures and textiles."
In the spirit of transforming the backyard into an ultimate outdoor retreat, Kmart celebrity designers Jaclyn Smith and Sandra Lee have teamed up to offer tips on how to entertain with style. Additional tips can be found in the Sandra Lee magazine now available at Kmart."First being a Texas girl and now a California girl, I'm always having family and friends over for outdoor dinner parties, small get-togethers and of course - to celebrate birthdays and holidays," said Jaclyn Smith, Kmart celebrity designer and Hollywood icon. "Which is why I love working with Kmart to design timeless and sensible pieces for outdoor entertaining that can be enjoyed year-round no matter the occasion." Jaclyn Smith's Tips for Setting the Scene
- Know Your Space – If you have a small patio or deck, don't overcrowd it with large furniture, rather use bistro sets that are designed for smaller spaces such as the Jaclyn Smith Stegner 3 piece bistro set. Larger spaces are great for the overstuffed cushion lounge sets and bold colors featured in the Jaclyn Smith Chandler 4 piece seating set.
- Color Pop – Utilize umbrellas, seat cushions and pillows to bring in a pop of color. Switching out throw pillows is a quick and easy fix to changing the mood of any party. Try bright patterns for an afternoon barbeque, or bring in muted solid tones for a more sophisticated evening event.
- Bring the Indoors Out – Unless you're hosting a child's birthday party, nix the paper plates and plastic utensils. Add sophistication and elegance to the backyard by bringing glass or ceramic plates to the patio table, and serve beverages in glasses. The Sandra by Sandra Lee collection sold exclusively at Kmart stores and Kmart.com offers great dining sets to complete any tablescape including the Sandra by Sandra Lee square porcelain dinnerware set. This small touch will go a long way.
- Freshen Up the Table – Fresh flowers from the garden make for the perfect final touch to any tablescape. Depending on the theme of the party, switch up the flower arrangements to give an extra flare to the table. Use bright flowers like Gerber Daisies for afternoon parties, and Orchids, Hydrangeas or Peonies for an evening soiree.