It’s normally around about this time, when the sun finally makes an appearance and spring starts springing, I look out at the garden and think about actually spending some time out there again. Each year I vow that that we’ll make better use of our outdoor space. Perhaps the key is to think of it as an extra room of the house, an extension of your home. It’s the green room where you can experiment with your design skills and stamp your personality, just as you would indoors. And for me, that means starting with the right furniture.
As with our interiors, I love mixing natural materials and textures outdoors as well as combining old and new. Modern wicker-style furniture strikes the right balance, creating that traditional look with low-maintenance materials and compact, modular design that makes the most of the space, no matter how big or small. Outdoor rugs, cushions, throws and plenty of decorative lighting help to keep things cool or cosy, day or night.
So if you fancy spending more time in your outdoor space, a new set of garden furniture is a good place to start. I’m teaming up with Kettler to offer one of their Palma cube sets, in a choice of rattan or whitewash, worth £599. The Palma Cube is great as a stand-alone item, but can also be joined up with the Palma Corner Set, Palma Sofa Set or Palma Mini for when you have extra guests. Suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, it’s maintenance free and can be left outdoors all year round (excluding cushions). It’s also handwoven, available in two colours (whitewash and rattan) and comes with a 3 year warranty.
All you need to do is fill in the details below. This competition will run until 24th April. For more tips and info about bringing the indoors outdoors, take a look at Kettler’s new content hub.
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