Summer is now temptingly close and we cannot wait for those long light evenings, aperitivi with friends and dining al fresco. Now is the time to get yourself outdoor style ready and we have a host of tempting Italian design furniture and accessories to make the perfect Summer splash!
From sunshine yellows to shades of blue sea and sky, from citrus brights to an ice cream palette, take your inspiration from the colours of our summer 2023 edit.
Dine al fresco – find the perfect outdoor table and chairs
A Ray of Sunshine
With its unique metal framework the Ray dining table by Traba is available in a round or barrel shape. Perfect for garden parties and evening gatherings of any size!
Also by Traba, the Metis Dot range of chairs and loungers is perfect for relaxed lunches in the garden. This contemporary design is available with or without armrest and with an optional seat cushion for extra comfort (sold separately).
Create some ambience with Amelie
The fluid lines and versatility of the Amelia range of chairs, stools, benches and tables will make a statement in your garden. Available in SLIDE’s impressive range of coloured finishes and neutrals, these pieces will really brighten up your garden space!
Let’s get the party started!
The Pint Luminoso by SLIDE Design is an elegant and linear light-up high table with a conical shape and minimalist design, but most importantly is the perfect piece for a summer celebration. Why not take a look at our entire Luminoso range to discover what else SLIDE has to offer!
For stylish summer tablescaping
Bring Italian style to your table settings with luxe linens. We totally love the exquisite collections from Once Milano, with stunning table cloths, runners and napkins, all handmade in Venice and offering timeless elegance and a luxurious understatement. Available in a delicious choice of colours from neutrals to brights and finishing details from macramé borders to scalloped edging, you can personalise to suit your style.
Outdoor seating to make you smile
This chair rocks!
A contemporary twist on a traditional rocking chair, the Blossy Rocking Sofa is a great statement piece for the garden. As with many of SLIDE’s pieces, this sofa is available in the brilliant collection of bold colours and neutrals to match any colour scheme.
Extra comfort with Chubby
The inviting, cosy shape of the Chubby chair and matching footstool from SLIDE Design is a versatile way to relax and unwind. And, the pebble shaped footstool can provide an extra perch when required.
Traba’s Mochi pouf is the ideal extra seating for your garden, balcony or poolside. Available in two sizes, the plump shape of this piece will have you feeling relaxed in no time!
Light up the long summer evenings
Stand tall with Sampei
The elegant curve and height of the Sampei floor lamp gives a nod to the subtle branches of a willow tree, whilst also making the adjustable spotlight look like it’s suspended in mid-air, making a beautiful statement piece.
Time to create some atmosphere
Don’t let the simple design of Davide Groppi’s Lenta lamp fool you, this piece creates the most beautiful atmospheric lighting along a pathway or on a patio deck.
Add an element of fun
Shaped like a bird house, the Imu, also by Davide Groppi, creates a downward diffused light that looks great on both an exterior wall or even on a tree. A perfect playful accessory for those who like to have fun with their home.
Take inspiration from holiday villa style
Lounging on long sunny days
If you shut your eyes, the sleek design of the Ponente sun lounger from SLIDE Design will take you straight back to relaxing poolside with a glass of rose in hand. With its adjustable back rest and optional additional cushions, it is super comfortable – perfect for long sunny days.
The Sunshine Lounger by Traba is a contemporary take on the mid-century modern style. With a seamless and elegant shape, plus included comfortable headrest, it is the perfect patio or poolside piece.
Cool Italian linens
Take your pick of our linen collection for lazy long lunches and cool summer nights.
Introduce the scent of summer
Even on a rainy day, you can be transported to the sunshine through the power of fragrance! Discover our collection of interior fragrances from CULTI Milano which are all inspired by the nature, landscape and flavours of Italy with a range of candles, room sprays and diffusers.
We love ‘Mediterranea’ – this woody, citrus fragrance with notes of lemon, bitter orange, neroli flower, ginger, lentisk and cedarwood will instantly evoke memories of sun-warmed days and balmy Mediterranean evenings alfresco. Take me there now . . . !
And bring some instant sunshine with ‘Aramara’ – memories of summer holidays spent exploring the Italian countryside and an afternoon spent in the kitchen of a Sicilian pastry chef who summoned his skills to reveal the countless secrets of bitter orange that inspired this popular fragrance. Mouth-watering citrus blends with fresh, sharp, sparkling notes of bitter orange and bergamot, together with the warm, comforting scent of sandalwood, to fill your home with sunshine.
Take your pick of our planters
Sculptural shapes in stylish metals
De Castelli’s Screen Pot is the perfect piece to divide up a garden and to display your trailing plants – available in both indoor and outdoor finishes these would look great on a patio or in a conservatory.
Make a BIG statement with the Giò Tondo oversized “flowerpot” by SLIDE Design or go a step further by choosing the Luminoso version to light up the night!
A cluster of Conique
Also from De Castelli the Conique range of plants are designed to look like volcanic rocks erupting with plants. Available in three sizes and a range of metal finishes for inside and outside us, this design is a beautiful take on a formidable part of nature.
Pack up an insta-worthy picnic
From the perfect folding chair to luxury linens and throws, see our style pick for the perfect picnic setting.
The perfect place to perch
First designed in 1946 by architect and design maestro Vico Magistretti. Piccy from Campeggi is a seating staple to ensure maximum comfort and timeless style. This heritage design classic folds down, making it a style icon that works at home or when you are on the move.
Looking for picnic blanket perfection?
Well, these are for you! We love the supreme comfort and durability of Bemboka 100% cotton blankets. Made from premium organic, long staple mélange cotton yarns, they are machine washable and can be tumble dried to help maintain luxe softness! These are great to have on hand as the evening cools down so the fun can continue!
Now for the finishing touches!
Once Milano’s range of napkins also make the perfect picnic accessory. From macrame borders to scalloped edges and fringing, there is sure to be the perfect design for your luxe picnic setting.
And when the sun goes down . . . .
Be the envy of other event go-ers when the sun goes down with the portable TeTaTet table lamp from Davide Groppi. With its rechargeable battery it will bring magical lighting to your gathering for up to 12 hours.
Still need more seasonal design ideas after reading the Summer 2023 Edit?
Check out our Outdoor Styling Ideas blog and you’ll find plenty of inspiration at houseofdome.com.