Dress up your space with bright, cheery colours and furniture inspired by outdoor living.
Bring the outdoors in with patio-style furniture and home accessories, and colours that look like they belong in a tropical garden. This season, top interior designers are pushing the “summer living” trend, which focuses on comfort, relaxation, nature-inspired shapes, prints and hues, and bright, open spaces.
The latest Crate and Barrel range, for example, includes a sleek, handcrafted Dune Lounge Chair in navy blue. Featuring an outdoor-grade stainless steel frame, and upholstered in synthetic mesh that resists fading, mould, tearing and stains, it looks perfect on a balcony, deck or in your backyard. For something more elegant, check out the “Pennie” Sofa designed by Bethan Gray in a softer cornflower blue – it has inviting curves, plush seating, and a textured linen-blend weave that keeps you cool when the temperature rises.
When it comes to giving your home a fresh, summery feel, you cannot go wrong with this dusty-pink, glazed earthenware Minna Vase and basket weave-print Laney Pillow. The cool-looking Carilo Garden Stool is ideal for your potted plants, or when you need extra seating for guests.
Proof Living gets the coastal living look down pat with Ralph Lauren Home Cote d’Azur dinnerware, which captures the sophisticated spirit of the Riviera, and the Poltrona Frau side table, which is sculpted entirely from Grigio Roma marble and boasts a semi-glossy finish.
1, 4, 5, 6 & 7. Carilo Garden Stool, $299, Laney Pillow, $99.95, Dune Lounge Chair in Navy, $1,699, Minna Vase, $64.95, and Bethan Gray “Pennie” Sofa in Cornflower, $1,499, from Crate and Barrel. 2 & 3. Ralph Lauren Home Cote d’Azur dinnerware and Poltrona Frau side table (prices unavailable) from Proof Living.
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TEXT: SASHA GONZALES & 辜媛琳