Friday October 1, 2010
This gorgeous outdoor lounge room featured in House and Garden makes us feel happy and optimistic – and it’s easy to see why!
Of course, the view is ‘to die for’ and anyone lucky enough to have such a view would be crazy not to make the most of it. But for those of us not looking out onto Cap d’Antibes (and that would be, well, all of us..!), the comfort and luxury of the setting is easy to recreate.
Placing outdoor sofas opposite each other not only encourages an easy flow of conversation but also ensures both parties get to enjoy the view (even if it is of your back yard)
Floating outdoor curtains – a favourite trick of hotels and resorts - create elegance and intimacy and can also be useful if things get too breezy. They also section areas and define uses.
The dark colour of the sofas and coffee table is sophisticated and practical! And the cushions nod in the direction of nautical without overdoing it.
Create a focal point! Splashes of coral red are really vital in this look, as they draw the eye in, add contrast and zip to the setting – too much monochrome is just Yawn!
Think about your space as an outdoor room. Adding rugs, scatters, and a throw makes your space inviting and really adds a luxe feel to lounging outdoors.
Cute topiary potted plants are the finishing touch here, along with the hurricane lamp and the champagne, of course! The plants bring the landscape right onto the balcony and enhance the whole outdoor setting. And there’s nothing champagne can’t enhance...
To get this look with Eco Chic, our Byron sofa and coffee ottoman in dark bronze with light cushions . Throw a few Escapade accent cushions (they are made with outdoor fabric that won't fade) and one of our colourful Mohair Throws and you're working towards luxury. Any of our Nest Rugs can go outdoors provided they are under shelter. For Hurricane lamps you can choose between the romantic Charlize or the tropical Leilani to complete your look. There’s no excuse for not getting into summer with style...everything in our outdoor furniture section is 15% off for all of October