home: found this [ garden furniture ]
This George garden furniture set is the perfect set up to create a lovely outdoor lounge area.
Add in a great natural tone patterned outdoor rug, some great planters and pour a glass of wine.
This lounge set with its retro scandi edge has great design and a cool silhouette.
Bring Scandi style into your garden with this Nerja sofa set from George Home. Finished in a beautiful hand woven corded rope, this set includes one two-seater sofa, two armchairs and one grey toughened glass-top table, perfect for relaxed, al fresco lounging.
Nerja 4 piece sofa lounge set £399
home: featured [ Wayfair ]
Online super giant in the interiors retail market, Wayfair, ticks many boxes for styles, trends, budgets and for every room in the house as well as the garden.
We’ve picked our favourite four pieces currently in the sale (see main picture). The ‘Cambridge Traditional‘ rug is a beautiful addition to a room to give a modern rustic look and it’s just from just £67.99. The style and design of the ‘Kings Road‘ floor lamp would make such a great addition to a lounge at just £125.99. For garden living this summer, we love the ‘Lyton Garden’ 4 seater garden sofa at £1206.99 – enjoy relaxing outdoors when the warm weather comes. Lastly, for a useful bit of storage that will look good, pick the ‘3 Piece Wicker Storage Basket Set‘ at the reduced price of £59.99.
Head to Wayfair for furniture and homeware from all trends including industrial, Scandinavian, modern and rustic.
home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.
home: featured [ Next ]
It may be a little damp and chilly but it’s definitely a good time to start planning styling the garden for this summer.
Give yourself something to look forward to by creating a new look for the garden with all the excellent pieces new-in at Next. Plan your outdoor living space with furniture, lighting and outdoor dining ware.
Next offer branded and own brand pieces. There’s great design, great silhouettes and great styles for their furniture. It’s easy to collate a outdoor lounge or dining area with complimentary accessories, planting and with all the details down to melamine ware for safe outdoor dining and strands of cool lighting to light your area after dark.
home: event [ Barbican exhibition ]
Explore the history behind the making of the conservatory and other green spaces at the Barbican at ‘Flying trees and sunken spaces’ exhibition that runs until March 20th.
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.
For over a decade (1940–1956), the devastated postwar site where this exhibition now stands was a wild landscape. Debate on the urban role of open space raged on, while weeds gently but effectively regenerated the City from its ashes. A monumental landscape emerged, combining low and high rise buildings and spaces, creating an enclosed, urban fabric within the City.
Flying Trees and Sunken Squares is the fifth of the changing foyer displays. It explores the history and design of the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre and is divided into three sections. A selection of books from founding CP&B partner Geoffrey Powell bring to light references from continental Europe and inspiration from the English garden. A selection of archival drawings and illustrations conveys the interweaving of artifice and nature. At its centre historical drawings of the Conservatory and newly commissioned botanical photography celebrate the glass and steel design of this hidden garden.
home: nice price [ throw ]
Since there’s the odd day with a chill in the air and autumn is on its way, we are looking for warmth and thinking ahead to cosy nights in. Plus to make the most of the last summer nights, keep throws handy with outdoor furniture to ensure you can stay outside for longer.
Ikea has these perfect VARKRAGE throws at just £4 each. They are machine washable and available in grey or blue.
home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ]
Looking to great a new look for the garden or update a patio? Pushing the trend for outdoor rugs further we love the idea of stencilling patterns or designs directly onto a patio or decking.
By using stencils (or freehand if very creative) you can produce a unique, look for an outdoor area – choosing from styles including geometric, Moroccan, ethnic, bohemian or midcentury.
We found some great sites offering tutorials and design ideas of how to achieve these looks including The House Of Wood, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Stencil Search.