Now is the perfect time to get your garden ready for summer. With the weather finally beginning to improve and the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make sure that your summer garden accessories are ready for BBQ’s and fun in the sun! Here are a few of our top picks to ensure that your garden is on-trend, stylish and a totally versatile space for the whole family….
The Terrazza fireplace from Jøtul has been designed by Hareide Designmill, the same designer of other popular contemporary Jøtul stoves. This stunning fireplace has a unique design with a large opening on two sides offering a wide view of the large fire. Made of 2mm Corten steel that after a short period outdoors develops a rough corroded surface providing a rustic and pastoral effect which blends delightfully into the natural surroundings of your garden but also has a protective effect, which makes it possible to leave the fireplace outside all year, a hassle free feature unique to this design.
The Jøtul Terrazza is easy to use, clean, assemble, place and position with a simple but elegantly stylish finish, giving you more time to enjoy those evenings spent under the stars. Sized at H 118 cm, W 50cm, D 50 cm and priced from £284.00 inc VAT. For your nearest dealer visit www.jotuluk.com or call 01527 501060
Wheelie Bin Storage is a great way to tidy up your garden ready for summer. This Hortum FSC Double Wheelie Bin Cover is currently in the sale at £169.99 and it looks absolutely stunning. Sometimes the simplest of storage ideas create the biggest impact and this is no exception. The wheelie bin storage safely tucks away two wheelie bins (or a wheelie bin and your recycling boxes) and is simple to put together.
Arriving on a palette this is pre-drilled meaning all you need to do is fix each part together. It’s definitely a two-person job but the results upon finish will ensure that your garden doesn’t look messy and that those ugly wheelie bins and overflowing recycling boxes are hidden stylishly out of sight. Find them here: www.wheeliebinstoragedirect.co.uk
ARBOL house is known for it’s eclectic mix of modern interiors pieces in exciting finishes. Its outdoor collection includes concrete, wood, rattan and aluminium furniture from contemporary Danish brands House Doctor and Madam Stoltz, French design house Lyon Beton and Italian brand Seletti .
Established in 2010 by two passionate interior design enthusiasts, ARBOL house is an independent interiors shop with a physical store in Chester, UK. Its irresistible, creatively-curated range of contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories is available online at www.ovohome.com. This Folding Table with Mango Wood Top would look stunning in your garden. Table price: £239 and Folding Metal Chairs £29 by House Doctor.
Flamboyant garden parasols from East London Parasol Co – These sumptuous, flamboyant hand-made garden parasols make a decadent and unusual addition to a summer garden. The parasols are hand made by artisans in India and Indonesia using traditional methods to create stunning contemporary designs, using block prints, hand painted fabrics, sari borders, tassels, pom poms, richly coloured taffetas. They’re something fabulous, decadent and different.
The company was launched in June last year supported by the Princes Trust and the new collection is fabulous! The parasols are available with matching cushions, table cloths and napkins, hand made in the highest quality cottons prices ranging from £25-65. The parasols are available in sizes ranging from 2-4m priced from £180-£450 from www.eastlondonparasols.com
Create the ultimate sanctuary with Garden Hideouts – Whether it’s a games room complete with a full stocked bar or a TV room to watch films with friends, more and more ‘rooms’ are being built in the garden.
Garden Hideouts (www.gardenhideouts.co.uk) has its own team of interior designers to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for all your needs – there is no reason why your garden retreat shouldn’t have underfloor heating, a luxurious pool table or even a steam room! Perfect if you really want to transform your garden with the wow-factor this summer!
Handmade Wooden Insect Hotel – £14.99 – Give insects and bees their very own space in the garden, with the handcrafted hotel.
Much more than simply a roof for shelter, this box contains natural tunnels made of bamboo for burrowing and laying larvae.
The housing box also contains a pull-out drawer with a number of living spaces. This specifically designed insect home is very durable thanks to its metal roof and solid construction, which keeps inhabitants warm and dry all year around.
For more information, visit www.alfresia.co.uk.
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