Déja vu, again and again and again in TallahasseeOne of the perks of living in a paradise like South Florida is that you get to spend a lot of time outside. Whether it’s barbecuing for friends and family or enjoying evening poolside cocktails, patio furniture is an essential part Miami life.
However, when Ana Kalias and her husband, Eric, began looking for new furniture for their backyard, they discovered how difficult it was to find fixtures that were stylish, comfortable, affordable and versatile enough to fit their needs.
Instead of getting frustrated, they were inspired and the result is The Patio by Kalias, which held its grand opening in late July.
“We couldn’t find anything we liked, so we said, ‘Why don’t we open our own store with some of our own designs?’” Kalias said. “The patio market here is so polarizing; it’s either very high end and expensive or cheap and of poor quality. We wanted offer a great product that people actually like and can buy without spending too much.”
A combination of Ana’s three decades of experience as a dental industry executive and Eric’s extensive work creating unique design concepts for hotels in Dubai, The Patio by Kalias is a boutique showroom flush with angular, ultramodern concepts that are durable, cozy and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor arrangements. And because the majority of material used is synthetic bamboo, an environmentally conservative material, all of their inventory is waterproof, mold-resistant and allows for easy upkeep.
“Our furniture is adaptable to whatever environment you put it in and it’s extremely easy to clean,” she said. “You can unzip and empty the cushions, throw the covers in the washer, hose the frame down and have it clean in minutes. We live on our furniture; we don’t just look at it and don’t touch it. It’s a part of our lives, so we want it to be convenient, enjoyable and manageable.”
With patio dining sets and lounging equipment from the Kalias 2015 Catalog ranging in price from $399 to $2,100, almost any budget can be accommodated. The Patio by Kalias also offers on-site design consultation to ensure that every piece, which is guaranteed or your money back, fits the needs of the intended space. For those who wish to make their outdoor area even more special, custom design is also offered and can be finished and delivered in six to eight weeks.
“Making sure our customers are happy with their purchase is our No. 1 priority,” she said. “If you’re not happy, we’re not happy and we’ll take it back.”
The Patio by Kalias is located conveniently off of S. Dixie Highway (US1) at 9212 SW 156 St. in Palmetto Bay. For more information, call 786-713-5414 or visit ThePatioByKalias.com.