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Garden parties

Gardens are wonderful outdoor rooms to decorate. Whether your goal is to lounge, entertain, dine, or simply escape, outdoor living spaces play both a decorative and functional role where water, walls, lighting, plants and sky, all convey an atmosphere of convivial calm.

Try orchestrating an alternating rhythm between your terrace and lawn, furniture and foliage.

Just as a favourite chair may inspire a room’s colour scheme, a few dominant hues in your garden can anchor the composition. Metal furniture with clean lines can contribute an architectural elegance, whilst sculptural plantings and stone tables create a sense of solidity and enclosure. Comfortable furniture invites lounging and lingering so include a distinctive mix of cushions in colours and textures to reflect what’s happening in the garden.

Lighting matters. Hurricane lamps, bamboo torches and pillar candles are a lovely mix. Use combinations from the borders and herb garden for interesting flower displays such as mint and sweet pea. Also don’t forget the large parasol. We love designing the furniture, we just wish we could order up more sun...