home: found this [ garden furniture ]

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.

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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

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home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

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 ]

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: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ] 

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

home: nice price [ garden lights ] 

home: nice price [ garden lights ] 

The popular industrial design of cage lights have been a strong trend in interiors and this trend is now available for outdoor garden styling. 

Grab a bargain from the Sainsbury’s outdoor range – these solar powered string of cage lights was £12.50 but is now £9.37 

Create a warm light around a seating area for outdoor entertaining. 

home: favourite thing [ outdoor rug ] 

home: favourite thing [ outdoor rug ] 

Summer is upon us and to enjoy the sun we can look to style and design our outdoor living spaces are as exciting as our indoor spaces. 

Outdoor rugs are a great way to make an area stylish and attractive with colour, pattern or both. Tie in to chair cushion (try IKEA ) and throw colours; and style an area with as much attention to trend as any room. Plus add in some great garden accessories available across the high street – pots, ornaments, lamps and tables

To start the area design, find a great outdoor rug. We love this monochrome patterned rug from CuckooLand, which ties in perfectly to current trends. Style with either dashes of bright mustard or teal, or compliment with blush pink, metallic and greys. 

home: event [ garden tours ] 

home: event [ garden tours ] 

For those of us with green fingers or those with a love of outdoors, considering design, layout and purpose of their exterior space, whether it be a garden, land, balcony or courtyard, is just as important as indoor space design. 

Explore our capital’s gardens over a weekend in June, to discover and learn ideas on horticulture, self sufficiency, garden design and making the most of whatever space you have. Spend the weekend in London’s ‘secret gardens’ that you might not ever get to see otherwise. 

June 17 – 18 

Ticket HERE  

Time Out say: Discover London’s secret gardens over this weekend of viewings and openings. In 2017 more than 200 gardens will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes. 138 of the gardens taking part this year are normally closed to the public. A range of walking and cycle tours, special garden tours, family activities, art trails and poetry events will be announced closer to the weekend.