Patio Trends for S/S '18-'19

this Season, expect to see outdoor spaces elevated to the next level in terms of comfort, design and experience.

'outdoor homing'

there is a definite evolution in the way that people use and feel about their outdoor spaces: the patio or balcony is now considered to be an extension of our indoor living areas, and as such we are choosing to make our outdoor areas as beautiful and comfortable as our interiors -  reflecting the same style, care and consideration that we take with our interior design. 

there is a shift toward thinking of our outdoor spaces as a second living room, which therefore demands a higher quality (in both construction and aesthetics) of outdoor furniture pieces.

vacation-style vibes

'simple, carefree and breezy' is the brief for outdoor redesigns this Summer.

we find our customers wanting to create a cozy outdoor retreat that blends effortless cabana-style with grounded earthiness: think linens, teak and rope for luxurious, understated texture.

by mixing materials throughout your outdoor space, you create an effortlessly stylish look that is sure to impress.

fuss-free functionality

there is something to be said for any product or space that functions really well. to get the most out of your outdoor living area this season, don't compromise on functionality.

opt for lightweight pieces that are easy to store or maintain when not in use, and look for clever options - such as modular lounge sets and wheeled sun loungers. these small considerations make a big difference to the overall experience you'll have in your outdoor space: remember that it should be a place of relaxation and enjoyment, choose pieces that will contribute to this goal.

generous proportions

with our incredible climate in South Africa, most of our Summer-season & holiday hosting is done outdoors. 

large dining sets (where comfort is paramount, and not an afterthought) are quickly gaining popularity because of this.

keeping it tidy

an often overlooked aspect to any space, whether it be indoors or out, is that of storage.

keep clean lines and a tidy space outside with the addition of an outdoor cushion box - ideal for hiding away everything from additional outdoor cushions, to pool floats and garden accessories.

little luxuries

if you're looking to create the ultimate space to chill out this Summer, you've got to think about those little things that make a big difference: think outdoor ceiling fans, automated misting sprays and a daybed or 2. throw in loads of lush greenery to create the perfect spot to find your zen.

clear conscience

regardless of how quickly trends change when it comes to colours, textiles and design choice - one thing that is always of utmost importance is the ethical manufacturing process and sustainability that lies at the centre of the furniture pieces that you choose to buy.

responsible sourcing and ethical manufacturing processes should come standard these days, however this is not always the case. look into your suppliers for ultimate peace of mind when choosing new outdoor furniture.