Image above: Tailor-designed spaces for stylish outdoor living, created by Ambience Home Design in San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella).
AL FRESCO STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION
For those of us happily ensconced in southern Spain, outdoor space is as big a part of our everyday lifestyles as the indoor areas – especially at this time of the year. Terrace and gardens tend to be seamless extensions to the interior of the contemporary open-plan home, and outdoor entertaining can often extend from mornings around the pool, to lunch under a pergola, and evenings chilling out in the garden or on the patio. So this area needs to be comfortable, cosy and convenient, and the furniture and accessories chic and cool. Here we feature some of the latest products and trends on the market: both practical and stylish.
Muubs Lazise lounge and Verona chairs, complemented by a Caneline On The Move side table, available from the Plus Store at BoConcept Málaga.
Muubs New York fibre concrete table, available from the Plus Store at BoConcept Málaga.
Muubs Mambo chair, available from the Plus Store at BoConcept Málaga.
Stylish terrace with sofas, chaise longue and table from the Roda outdoor collection. Available at Gunni & Trentino.
Imperial Furniture have created a special 400 square metre showroom area to help clients bring their garden alive this summer. Sourced at attractive factory-direct prices, the collection offers a touch of sophisticated luxury with a large range of styles and colours, including rattan sun-beds and three-piece suites, dining tables and chairs for stylish al fresco dining, day-beds, double sun-beds, umbrellas and shades.
The 45 collection from Flos, designed by Tim Derhagg, comprises floor, wall and ceiling luminaire for both indoor and outdoor use, and finished in satin anodised aluminium, matte black epoxy powdercoat or teak surfacing.
The main guiding principle behind these pieces from 22 22 Edition – designed by Jean-Claude Cardiet and manufactured in France – was “to make life like a dream”. The collection comprises outdoor furniture, decorative accessories and creative lighting fixtures.
A sleek design piece that is simplistic in its concept yet complex in its style, the Sunfocus wall-mounted steel fire pit is fully functional as an outdoor fireplace but also versatile enough to be transformed into a grilling machine. It can be used with bio-ethanol.
The Buggle-Up from Fatboy is UV-resistant, and can be used solo or in company (depending on the position of the straps) – and even be made into one large lounge pillow to use as a multiple-person floor seat. It comes in 14 vibrant hues, and can be washed with lukewarm water and soap: www.fatboy.
The Belles Rives cushion by Designers Guild and Christian Lacroix Maison is made from cotton and satin: www.christian-lacroix.fr
Insideout Garden Art have launched a selection of fully weather-proof box-framed canvases for 2014 featuring the work of Monet, ideal for adding year-round colour to patio areas and lacklustre garden walls: www.insideout-gardenart.co.uk
The owner himself of a company manufacturing high-tech products for exclusive interior designs, Karl Dreer commissioned Hi-Macs when he decided to create an elegantly minimalist garden terrace project at his family home in Upper Bavaria: www.himacs.eu
Elegantly stylish Tribu outdoor furniture available from Nezha Kanouni.