April 17, 2013

Outdoor Lounge Furniture

Outdoor furniture options seem to keep getting better and better. Here are some new lounge pieces that have caught my eye, as well as some older favourites.

The Jardine double lounger from West Elm is made of tropical wood, is weather-resistant and has a great shape. It’s the perfect place to stretch out with a drink and a magazine. Given there’s enough space for two people, I suppose you could share it with a friend, too.

Fermob’s Ultra-Sofa. This is a bit of a statement piece for sure — you’d have to be pretty confident about splurging on it! But I really love it. A few people could sit on it or you could lie down and lounge (they call it a sofa but I think it’s equal parts chaise lounge!). The weather-proof fabric is wrapped around a thick foam lining, so it would be super comfy.

Restoration Hardware’s Ibiza chaise is a modern take on the beanbag, and it looks so inviting! There are some great colours and fabrics (linen, twill, canvas) that you can choose from. I would own this in a heartbeat, I just wish it was in my price range!

Gloster’s Solana lounger is another classic — albeit a more contemporary one. The teak frame will weather nicely over time and turn a lovely grey.

I could imagine a few of Hauser’s Southampton chaise lounges lined up alongside a pool. And this all-weather wicker design will never go out of style.

I couldn’t resist including this chaise lounge. Sika Design’s Josephine outdoor rattan sunbed (available through Fresh Home & Garden) is so unique looking — it reminds me of those lovely Parisian café chairs. It’s almost a shame to put a cushion on it, but I think you’d probably want to from a comfort standpoint.

For more great finds, see our Gardening & Outdoor Living section.

Photo credits:
1. Jardine Double Lounger, West Elm
2. Ultra-Sofa, Fermob
3. Ibiza Chaise, Restoration Hardware
4. Solana Lounger, Gloster
5. Southampton Chaise Lounge, Hauser
6. Josephine Outdoor Rattan Sunbed, Sika Design