When you go looking for design inspiration for your deck or patio, often what you find is beautiful but completely unpractical for the area that you live in. Do all designers live in the sunny state of California? Are you really going to go for white cushions when we have yellow pollen floating around constantly? What about some shade? We thought you might appreciate some tips on decorating your patio or deck that are useful for people who live right here in the Upstate.