Summer is calling, and with the warmer months right around the corner, it’s time to prepare your outdoor spaces for relaxed downtime. As extensions of your home, outdoor living spaces—backyards, terraces, pools, and even small balconies—are perfect for hosting friends and family, as well as your own serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of reality. It’s all about al fresco, so we’ve put together a selection of chic, functional items fit for your next pool party or garden get-together. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space or bring some of the great outdoors in, these fun picks are sure to keep it cool and fresh.
If you’re one to lay by the pool on a hot summer day, the awardwinning MBRACE collection takes a joyfully unconventional approach to poolside furniture. Designed by Sebastian Herker, this daybed combines Dedon fiber seating with an open triaxial weave and a solid teak base, making for a super-soft sunset lounge session. www.dedon.de
If you enjoy looking at foliage but can’t seem to keep a plant alive, pay homage to your leafy dreams and decorate your space with organic touches like this leaf-shaped ceramic dishfrom H&M Home. www2.hm.com