Patio Dining and The Start Of Summer

Every summer, we like to create the perfect garden space that doubles as an outdoor oasis and place to host friends and family. In this post, we’ll show you how to expertly pair patio dining and garden accessories to create a charmingly stylish outdoor space everyone can enjoy this summer.

We start our outdoor patio furniture search with two notable picks: Bramblecrest and Sutherland.

Cotswold-based Bramblecrest is home to bold, elegant and truly functional garden furniture sets. At first glance, it’s clear they have an unrivaled passion for outdoor furniture.

Their innovative designs and responsibly sourced. If you’re looking for season-proof material, keep an eye out for their all-weather fabric and furniture frames – which are designed to endure the elements.

With outdoor sofa sets to suit a variety of sophisticated and luxurious tastes, you might find it hard to settle on one! Get a feel for their sofa sets with the Kingscote or Tuscan Wicker.

Recognised as a leader in luxury outdoor furniture, Sutherland is acclaimed around the world for their elegant furniture and exemplary craftsmanship. Quality is built into each design with uncompromising attention to detail.

Expect stylish proportions that effortlessly blend into the surroundings. From Franck to the ultra-sophisticated and sleek Plateau, Sutherland’s collections are tastefully designed with aesthetics and unmatched durability in mind. 

A quick browse through Sutherland’s collection reveals a commitment to truly timeless outdoor furniture.

Garden sofa sets from Sutherland are similarly a delightful and stylish choice for lazy summer days outdoors. Whether you’re hosting or simply spending a sunny day in the garden, keep the summer vibes alive from day into night.

An unforgettable patio dining experience starts with exquisite patio dining furniture, including a sofa, armchairs, dining chairs and bar stools from Coco WolfHadley Rose or Ethimo. Ideally, we prefer to opt for furniture outfitted with long-lasting fabrics like Sunbrella, a manufacturer of widely-adopted upholstery and textiles that feature beautiful and functional designs. They’re known for lasting longer than cotton and for their ability to weather the elements, including sunshine and chemicals. Other long-lasting materials include teakwood. For more outdoor fabric inspiration, browse Perennials Fabrics and Designs of the Time. If you like the sound of investing in heirlooms to pass down to the next generation, you’ll be inspired by exquisite aluminum furniture by McKinnon & Harris, which not only features stunningly impressive design, but is also corrosion-resistant by nature.

Irresistible Garden Accessories To Complement Patio Decor

From soft outdoor lighting to aesthetically-pleasing planters, outdoor living doesn’t stop with patio dining furniture.

Here’s a look at April Hamilton Luxury Interior Designers top picks for outdoor accessories this summer.

Illuminate your outdoor space with garden lighting

From spotlights to path lights and lights that illuminate the seating area and entrance – the best type of outdoor lighting for your patio depends uniquely on your own preference.

We recommend soft, ambient lighting that gently livens up the scene after sunset.

Line the trees with soft festival style lighting with these Festoon Classic Lights. Why not explore the full range of outdoor lighting at GardenTrading.

Add a fire pit for instant warmth and ambience

To keep guests warm as the sun sets, don’t forget to top off your patio furniture with a stylish fire pit.

Bramblecrest’s Tuscan Wicker Sofa is among several designs that can be ingeniously paired with a fire pit table – a stunning and functional combination. To make the switch from dining table to firepit, simply remove the ceramic insert, add the glass shield and light the gas.

Alternatively, bring the outdoor camping feeling to your backyard with this Foscot Fire Pit crafted in cast iron.

For the full experience, cosy up your outdoor space with these luxury outdoor cushions and throws from Andrew Martin. Top it off with your favourite campfire drinks, snacks and summer playlist.

Elevate the outdoors with pots and planters

Give your floral arrangements a new home for the summer with this Vence Oval Trough vintage steel planter. For more designs, browse GardenTrading’s extensive plant pot collection.

If you’re looking for a refined feel, find your next collection of luxuriously aesthetic planter pots over at Sutherland. Check out the Domani collection for more inspiration.

Add functional and stylish garden storage

Keep your outdoor space tidy and stylish with garden storage boxes, chests or bins.

Bramblecrest’s matching sets of outdoor cushion storage boxes are the perfect pairing option to your choice of dining set.

Get ready to plan the garden of your dreams and celebrate with style with our exclusive outdoor furniture and design tips courtesy of London Luxury Interior Designers at April Hamilton.

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