With “staycations” looking increasingly likely for summer 2020, we’ve been thinking about some ways to recreate that holiday feeling at home. From the wholesome allure of country life to the lush greenery of the Tropics, it’s time to see your garden in a whole new light.
Escape To The Country
Escape to the country with rustic finishes, teak treasures and the joy of alfresco dining. This trend is all about rediscovering simple pleasures — a meal shared with friends and the tactile delights of beautiful wood craftsmanship. We recommend complementing the palette of earth hues with sunny accents, for a happy, upbeat space.
The Secret Garden
Whether it’s a rolling paddock or a petite urban terrace, there’s always a reason to cultivate a beautiful green space. Where the former is concerned we recommend using statement planters for added lushness. You could also consider investing in a beautiful daybed or outdoor bench that will allow you to soak up the rays in style. Fear not, urban dwellers — they come in all shapes and sizes.
The allure of the Tropics isn’t hard to understand. The colours are brighter and the landscapes bolder, as nature is given free rein to flourish and grow. While we can’t import the scenery, we can indulge in the style, using beautiful woven furniture and vibrant hues to create a sense of softness and warmth. One of our favourite Eastern imports is the idea of informal outdoor living — think beautiful weather-hardy pouffes that allow for an outdoor picnic or morning mediation.
Indulge In A Midsummer Nights Dream
At Chaplins, we’re fervent believers in using outdoor lighting to open up new possibilities for your garden space. We know there’s nothing better than a summer soiree with family and friends, which is why we encourage you to not let the sun set on yours. For a truly ethereal day-to-night solution, be sure to take a look at our range of outdoor lanterns. Sustainable design lovers should pay special attention to the Gloster lighting collection which, thanks to their award-winning battery, can be charged via solar rays in the summer and the mains during the winter.
Let The Good Times Roll
Eating out is one of the joys of any summer getaway. This season, we’re encouraging you to sharpen up your skills with a sophisticated outdoor kitchen from Röshults. Ranging from portable bbq’s to all-singing, all-dancing grills, they promise to put the fun back into alfresco. If cooking isn’t your forte, you can be sure to keep the drinks flowing and the games running with a handy bar cart or games table.
From Italy, With Love
No one does summer quite like the Italians. If your trip to Lake Como has been cancelled, consider bringing it home with some beautiful Made in Italy design. Sculptural patio sets will help create a true Tuscan feel, with woven chairs and loungers a visual reminder of the artisanal skills of the region. Once you’ve exhausted all the Bruschetta, be sure to have a lay-down on a generous B&B Italia sofa, one of our favourite indoor/outdoor styles this season.
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