Al Fresco Considerations

10 August 2023

Outdoor dining has almost become as much of a staple in our homes as having a sofa and a coffee table has, and we can be spoiled for choice with design options — making these spaces quite difficult to map out. There are many things to consider, including whether the space can be seen from other rooms in the home — and a growing trend is to aim to compliment those internal spaces, for a cohesive blend between your garden and the dining area. 

Cane-line Endless Outdoor table with Ocean Chairs   
Pictured: Endless Round Table, Ocean Weave Chair and Drop Kitchen by Cane-line

Firstly, you need a focal point, and for most outdoor dining spaces this is the dining table. The Endless Round Table by Cane-line offers a stylish take on a traditional concept, featuring classic slatted teak round top complete with a central parasol cutout. This is all supported by an angular crossed leg sleigh-style frame frame, and available in two sizes.

Cane-line Drop Bar Table with Choice Bar Stool Wood Legs   
Pictured: Drop Bar Table with Choice Bar Stool Wood Legs by Cane-line

If introducing a bar table into your space, then remember it may be seen from your indoor spaces. So we suggest going for something simplistic like the Drop Bar Table in marine-grade powder coated aluminium and sleek ceramic. This can be paired with the Choice Bar Stool with wood legs with its classic wood frame in hardwood teak fused with a contemporary polypropylene seat. The seat can be covered with removable upholstery for an instant 'indoors-outdoors' look. 

Foscarini Aplomb Outdoor Suspension Light   Foscarini Aplomb Outdoor suspension light
Pictured: Aplomb Suspension Light, Indoor and Outdoor, by Foscarini

Your space will need some lighting when the sun begins to go down, and a suspension light like the Aplomb Outdoor Suspension Light by Foscarini is a fixed design option made of concrete and aluminium that comes in an indoor version too — great for continuity from kitchen to patio. Or for something flexible, Cane-line's Illusion Solar-Powered Lantern with Stand features a hand crafted lantern made from fade-resistant polypropylene rope, and supported by an angular aluminium frame. The entire design can be placed anywhere with ease due to its solar power functionality meaning no wires are needed. 

Cane-line Arch Sofa with Illusion lamp   
Pictured: Arch Corner Sofa, Aspect Round Coffee Table and Illusion Lantern by Cane-line

Lastly, your space will need a breakout area to relax and unwind when it's too warm to retire indoors — and the Arch family of sofas by Cane-line are an inviting yet functional choice with a traditional design. Featuring a classic hand-crafted frame comprised of Cane-line flat weave with rounded teak legs, completed with comfortable back and seat cushions in Taupe Cane-line AirTouch fabric meaning they are both soft to the touch but also built to be weather resistant.


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