The beauty of summertime styling is all about blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Elevate your experience of being out in the elements with our stylish collection of furnishings and accessories that look equally at home under cover or under the open skies.
Create your very own oasis of tranquillity by transforming an outdoor living area into the perfect place to relax and entertain when the weather is at its finest. Add a few simple home comforts and your experience of spending time in the sunshine or with friends al fresco will become one of laid back elegance.Whether you have a bijou balcony, tidy terrace, generous garden or even a sleek poolside spot, getting out into the fresh air as soon as the temperature starts to rise is one of the most exciting things about the shift in seasons. So here’s how to make the most over every moment.
Start by creating the sense of a separate space. To give an outside scheme natural impact, invest in furniture that creates structure yet can be moved around with ease. This summer we are falling head over heels for the fresh yet timeless style of rattan. Lightweight and comfortable, it fits in with all surroundings whether that’s a contemporary studio or a country abode. Complete the look with a rattan side table and sustainable mango wood plates and trays – the perfect placeholders for summery drinks and snacks.
Don’t shy away from bringing some interior styling out into the garden and create an inviting setting that feels both grounded yet carefully considered. Rugs in durable seagrass, jute or palm leaf can look just as beautiful in your outside space as they can in a conservatory or garden room.Take layered lounging to the next level and introduce subtle colour through clever use of textiles.
Natural fibres and artisan fabrics are an effortless way to bring some laid-back appeal to your set up; think throws and cushions woven from linen in earthy, muted shades. Layering up with our collection of handmade soft furnishings is also the perfect way to stay cosy when the sun is setting but your evening is only just beginning.
Light it right
As night falls, you’ll want to consider the ambience for the perfect summer soirée. Introduce a welcoming glow by assembling candles of all shapes and sizes. Place them in an assortment of lanterns to lend a beautifully ethereal tone to gatherings, or keep to one style with tea light holders dotted along the length of the table for a minimal but equally mesmerising experience.
A way to keep the natural flow between your indoor and outdoor space is to choose light shades in organic forms. Natural materials such as wicker are ideal and create pools of gentle light that won’t break the spell when you step back inside.
Immerse in nature
Finally, never underestimate the life-enhancing power of foliage as a finishing touch to connect indoor and outdoor spaces. You might want to fill aged zinc planters or large clay pots with year-round greenery such as show-stopping ferns or low-maintenance succulents.
Or why not create an aromatic atmosphere with smaller hanging pots of fragrant herbs and edibles like chamomile, lemon verbena or mint? You can infuse these generously in hot water or garnish sparingly in cocktails. To assess what works best, look at your overall space and consider if your area is made for shade loving or sun-worshipping plants. Then simply pot up, sit back and enjoy nature’s wonders.
Wander through our new outdoor living collection and take a look at the timeless beauty of our rattan furniture, wicker lighting, soft furnishings, rugs and planters to set the perfect natural scene.