Exterior Inspiration: Gardens


The exterior of your home is arguably just as important as the interior; the design needs to relate to the building as well as the wider landscape. Here we round up some of the latest outdoor products to influence your ideas

1. Cox & Cox’s Woven Rope Corner Dining Set features a lattice weave of PE rope which, as well as being natural looking, is enviably weather proof and long lasting. As well as the corner sofa, this versatile set includes an armchair, a bench and a table. Priced at £3495. www.coxandcox.co.uk

2. The Classic Fire Pit by FirepitsUK is designed for both gathering around and cooking over. Inspired by the tripod design, it is hand-forged and a brilliant value all-rounder. The 50-90 cm fi re pits are made from 3 mm British steel. Priced at £179. www.firepitsuk.co.uk

3. Go Modern Furniture’s versatile Contardi Freedom Lamp is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, as there is an electric or a battery operated version available. The diffuser is made of fibreglass and is ivory in colour, which gives a lovely soft glow. Priced at £680. www.gomodern.co.uk

4. New this season, this Rattan Garden Corner Sofa by Gardenesque is perfect for large families or for those who love to entertain and show off their outdoor space. Complete with padded light grey cushions and an elevated glass top coffee table for snacks and nibbles, this garden corner sofa is practical, comfortable and stylish. Priced at £3999. www.gardenesque.com

5. Haddonstone has introduced the new Box Planter range to its collection. This contemporary design is available in three sizes and is manufactured in Haddonstone’s TecLite material to ensure stone thickness, and weight is kept to a minimum. All designs are available in Haddonstone’s standard colours at no extra cost. Priced at £80. www.haddonstone.com

6. These Minster Rustic Slate Effect Slab Tiles by Walls and Floors bring a touch of beauty to your outdoor space. Much like real slate, they emulate the multiple face variation with rich browns, greys and russet flecks working with a rustic matt finish. Price: £47.95 per sqm. www.wallsandfloors.co.uk