We’ve started talking about our outdoor spaces at ICONS HQ, dreaming of days in the not-too-distant future when we can drink our coffee and take calls in the morning sun. Whether you have a teeny sliver of balcony, a sprawling garden or something in between, small updates really do make the space more welcoming. It starts with a comfortable chair or two and maybe some new pot plants and a cheery umbrella. Below are some bits and pieces I have my eye on to bring comfort and style to my garden.
Business & Pleasure Co
“There will come a day when the sun shines so brightly that we will need an umbrella to create a little shade… and I’ll be ready with this happy number that has a vintage feel.”
The White Company
“This pouffe is going to be the hardest-working addition to my garden. It’s perfect for perching on when friends visit, piling high with the weekend papers and a basket of pastries, or (dare to dream) as a footrest when I steal away for a moment of peace and quiet.”
“One of my favourite things to do at dusk is light a candle and have a glass of wine. Of course, this also coincides with a pretty busy time at my house, but if I can steal away, I do.”
“Is there anything prettier and more inviting than festoon lights in a garden? String them up on a fence, a tree or a couple of hooks along a wall.”
“I can be a little guilty of forcing outdoor dining on my family, perhaps before the chill has completely left the air. So, this spring, my plan is that we’ll switch this on and no one will have anything to complain about!”
“Ceramic stools are the unsung hero of stylish gardens everywhere. I just love how easy they are to place indoors or out and can immediately extend your entertaining area as a seat or side table for drinks.”
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