Jean Liu

The Dallas-based designer is no stranger to the world of interior decorating, but even she noticed a major lack of stylish outdoor furniture. 

"In an age when people were using e-commerce sites to buy anything from paper towels to electric cars, I thought surely there was room for outdoor furniture in this equation," Jean Liu shares. "So with a bottle of wine, a large chunk of my savings, and a rockstar team of Stori tellers, we set out to change the way people thought about their outdoor spaces."

Her company, Stori Modern, offers an impressive range of furniture, fans, and accessories that can take on whatever Mother Nature throws their way.

Stori Modern Graphic Aluminum Outdoor Lounge Chair, $929, Stori Modern.