Outdoor Living Inspiration For Every Home

As the temperatures start to climb, the hottest venue in town is just a couple of feet away. So whether it’s a patio, courtyard or rolling paddock, it’s time to start cultivating your Eden. From dreamy urban terraces through to stunning alfresco kitchens, our selection of outdoor living inspiration will help you get the most out of your garden this season.

Chill Out Zone

No matter where you are in your home, comfort should always be the first priority.  In 2019, we’re taking a softer approach and inviting poufs, sofas and rugs into our outdoor spaces.  It’s an idea that began in the East and has swept our way thanks to designers like Paola Lenti and Patricia Urquiola. Lenti’s collection of beautiful woven chairs and soft furnishings proved that the garden could be just as liveable as the lounge, and it wasn’t long before other brands followed suit. The dream chill-out zone is a sumptuous, flexible Eden in which comfort and versatility reign supreme.

Sun Seekers

With the Met Office predicting a scorching summer ahead, give crowded parks a pass and recline in style with one of our sun loungers or chaise lounges. For lovers of Danish design, we recommend taking a look at Carl Hansen & Son‘s BK14 Sunbed which can be transformed into a stunning Scandi bench for use indoors or out during the cooler months. For Brits with slightly fairer skin, don’t forget to add one of our beautiful parasols. Gandia Blasco’s Ensombra or Tucci’s Master Classic parasols are a great place to start.

Alfresco Dining

For many people, there’s nothing more romantic than a meal in the open air. Our outdoor dining collections are here to help you rediscover that pleasure with an array of practical yet stylish solutions. Froom booster grills that heat up fully in just six minutes to stunning indoor/outdoor ready design, alfresco living at Chaplins isn’t just for summer. We recommend kicking things off with a classic teak dining set from Gandia or Gloster before creating your own personalised open kitchen with Röshults. All smooth lines and Scandinavian rhythms, the latter brings barbecues into the 21st century with full grill control and fuss-free cleaning, so the only thing you need to worry about is the topping up the drinks.

Inner City Eden

For apartment dwellers, that small balcony or rooftop courtyard is your very own inner-city escape. Make the most of it this year with smart foldable furniture and plenty of designer planters. For those short on space, EMU’s Arc en Ciel patio set or Moroso’s Banjooli Collection provide a compact yet colourful injection of life. You might also want to consider indoor/outdoor pieces such as Vitra’s Eames DSR chairs or Knoll’s Outdoor Saarinen Table that can be enjoyed in every location. For lightweight luxury, it’s Ligne Roset‘s new Backpack range, launched this summer and designed to be incredibly easy to manoeuvre. A little lighting can also go a long way with Contardi’s Muse Outdoor Lantern as the ultimate day-to-night lighting solution.

Delightful Decking

Bring your deck to life with our selection of contemporary outdoor furniture. Stunning natural fibres and weaves will have a welcome softening effect (see B&B Italia‘s Ray Natural Collection) while complementary teak dining or lounge sets will emphasize the richness of wood. For those looking for something a little softer still, try popping one of GAN’S Garden Layers Outdoor Rugs underneath your furniture.


Luminous Landscapes

Lighting is one of the important aspects of creating an ambient outdoor space, yet it’s often overlooked. This summer, search for lanterns, illuminated planters and outdoor floor lamps, all of which will help transition a summer garden party into a sophisticated evening soiree. Ones to watch include Flos’ Bellhop, Pablo Lighting’s UMA Bluetooth Sound Lantern (8 hours of high fidelity sound paired with warm-dim light technology) and Foscarini’s new Twiggy Grid Outdoor collection.

At Chaplins, we’re passionate about outdoor living. That’s why in our showroom and online you’ll find modern furniture from the most exciting international brands including B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Gandia Blasco and Röshults. Pay us a visit in our 25,000 sq ft. showroom or shop online today. 



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