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.
“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.”
“Truth be told, I’m a little fussy when it comes to pots. I do like classic terracotta, but for a little colour, this half-glazed one, with a rough concrete bottom and sage top, has caught my eye.”
“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.”
“I’ve always loved classic terracotta pots and this one will look so pretty on a table or ledge.”
“I’m always dragging my indoor cushions outside on sunny days, so this spring I’d love to get some in slightly hardier fabrics for the garden.”
“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.”
“I’ve always loved a touch of rattan in my interiors, from chairs to cupboard doors and plants pots. It’s a lovely texture, and these pots will look so pretty with daffodils or violas.”
“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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