Ok so I know I am a bit early but yesterday, 31st of March was so sunny and warm it give me hope for a hot Irish summer, remember those, when you were about five years old. They ain’t like that anymore, so here’s hoping, if by miracle we do have a good summer, here’s some outdoor furniture to relax and enjoy the sun.
Ah the classic wooden sun lounger and umbrella, don’t you wish you were there.Sun Lounger at M&S £99.99.
Loving this parasol from Ikea, £5.99.
Jjust rocking around lazing in the sun.
I have just recieved Grudrun Sjoden summer catalogue and as usual I am in awe of her beautiful designs.
To be able to use methods as simple as a block of wood to create these delicate prints, this is genuine craftsmanship, that is very rare.
Beautiful colours for outdoors and indoors, the collection of clothes is beautiful too, take a look at her website.
A contemporary design for outdoors, you will need a bit of space in your garden to achieve this. This is for all year round, a permanent fixture, add colour with cushions.
This designer yellow print cushion from Betty Jackson £12.99, from Debenhams, perfect to bring colour to this sitting area.
Very simple to achieve this look, Ikea have a variety of stones, candles and holders.
These lovely lanterns are from Next homewares, they start at €39.00.
Just a simple old bench, fabrics and cushions from Harlequin.
Vintage metal glider and chairs.
Beautifully coloured and patterned, this great value spotted jacquard cushion is very soft and very stylish, Debenhams, £5.00.
White wicker armchair from Ikea, £67.53.
What a great outdoor seating area, great for a group of friends, the circular seating adds a more intimate setting.
Making a statement.
large pebble hurricane lantern £25.00 from M&S.
Parasol tea light holders, £19.50 at M&S.
Love this wooden bench, real natural with the branches entwined to create this wonderful seat. Outdoor Scene in Dublin, make beautiful rustic style wooden furniture.
Vintage Chic, so easy to achieve, have a look around charity shops for old pieces of furniture and add colourful floral and stripe cushions. Try Cath Kidson, Laura Ashley and also Avoca for the cushions. Take a look at this blog Homebug, there is a great post on cushions and where to buy them. This blog is diffinitly worth a look, I have followed it for a long time now, its so refreshing and is very helpful with ideas, it is run by interior design journalist, Zita Spring.
This enchanting furniture set is from Arboretum in Co Carlow, very elegant.
Wow, a lot of work went into this table, its breath taking, really like the contemporary style chairs with the table. Montana Furniture have a good variety of Contemporary style chairs.
Black and White.
Beautiful setting for a evening dinner party, one old long bench and a mixture of mismatching chairs. Effortless.
Bringing the living room outside.
Shabby chic, I could live here.
You could sleep here under the night stars, this is actually a day bed, you can purchase this bed at Laura Ashleys (see below). The floral throws and cushions adds cosiness, the colourful floral flags hanging from the tree are from avoca, as I bought them myself 24.00 euro. This is diffinitly for those who want a romantic look in their garden.
Laura Ashley, day bed.
Cool and elganant.
Pacific two seater, armchair and table set all from M &S for £1319.00.
Cushions from M&S.
You don’t have to go mad spending a lot of money on garden furniture, just a simple table, a mixture of chairs or benches and you will have created your very own style.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book