Home Finds: Trend Watch: Ready, Set, Summer …
The winter gets washed away (and its harsh memory) once we clean up the yard and prep the patio for the sun-filled months ahead. This year, add some Canadiana to your outdoor space as we celebrate our country’s milestone birthday
by Silvana Longo
When it comes to relaxing outdoors in affordable, modern style, the laid-back Morocco collection knows the ropes. Colourfast and UV-resistant ropes are hand-wrapped around an aluminum frame to define the linear look, while the thick, fade- and mildew-resistant Sunbrella cushion adds a plush layer. The synthetic resin rope supports and conforms to your every move then springs back to its streamlined shape.
|Morocco Lounge Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,199;|
Hexa Side Table, $379;
Hexa Coffee Table, $749;
Crest Side Table Stool, $399;
Morocco Sectional Corner with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,299;
Morocco Sectional Armless Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $999;
Salome 8’x10′ Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Charcoal, $1,899crateandbarrel.ca
The XL Breeze chair has natural teak accents and an elegant powdercoated frame design, with added security from solid aluminum back slats and a thick, reinforced structure upholstered in Sunbrella.
Breeze XL Chair, $2,725
— SIL’s PICK —
“This eye-catching chair was love at first sight for me. The exquisite colour palette of gold, teal and white just sing summer to me…not to mention the cool form is a weaving masterpiece.”
Made of all-weather cord, handwoven around a lightweight aluminum frame, this chair brings the right combination of comfort and elegance to porches and decks.
Huron Large Lounge Chair + Cushion, $1,211.73
|IN AND OUT|
This handwoven chair in flexible recycled plastic with sturdy steel frame offers ergonomic comfort in a retro-modern esthetic form. Its weave perfectly cradles the body offering ultimate comfort. Durable for both outdoor as well as indoor use, it has protective stoppers on the feet to protect wooden flooring and rust-proofed steel for protection against the elements.
Acapulco Chair, $799
|DREAM A LITTLE DREAM|
This whimsical outdoor chair features a breezy, crazy-weave canopy, holders for your drink and a dream-catcher motif woven into the back. Made with all-weather wicker that’s been laced by hand over a sturdy, rust-resistant wrought iron frame.
Dream Catcher Swingasan, $449.95
— EM’s PICK —
LOUNGE IN LUXURY
Handcrafted with the highest quality teak in the world, this classic chaise in a bold wide-slat design can be left unfinished to weather to a beautiful silvery grey, or maintained with Golden Care Teak Protector.
Regatta Chaise Lounge with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,644
Let’s Get the PARTY STARTED…
|WAVES of COLOUR|
Ready to take a break from everyday white and boring solids? Showcase your rockin’ style with this porcelain dinnerware in rich shades of teal, taupe and glimmering gold. A beautiful way to set a table that displays nature’s gifts.
Katalla Bay Ceramic Salad Plate, $10.95
It’s a fiesta waiting to happen. Crafted of machine-washable cotton, even napkins add an instant burst of summer spirit to the table.
Summer Citrus Striped Napkin, $5.95
This party essential is made of natural teak wood and makes a smart and sophisticated choice for your outdoor living.
Zuo Modern Regatta Trolley, $679.99
Embellished with a lush, lifelike succulent sprig, the raffia napkin ring sets the table with garden-party ambience.
Succulent Napkin Ring, $4.95
|FESTIVE & FUN|
Bits of molten glass speckle blue-toned confetti on a tall but chunky highball glass that feels great in the hand. Handcrafted of recycled glass, the glass will vary slightly in size and capacity.
Rue Blue Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $6.95
SIL SAYS …
Add a little art to your outdoor space with a tiled tabletop in this fun, graphic pattern. The smooth ceramic top is easy to clean and brightens up an outdoor dining area; tiles are carefully inlaid by hand onto an FSC-certified hardwood base for a unique look.
Mosaic Tiled Dining Table, $1,616.18
Socker Watering Can, light green. You can store water or a nutrient mixture in the can, so everything is ready when you water your plants.
SOCKER Watering Can, 5 Litre, $14.99
Dessert tastes sweeter on these handpainted, watercolour, tropic-inspired dessert plates.
Aloha Dessert Plates, set of 4, $19.99
When it comes to cushions, you have your pick of the crop to create a fun and vibrant outdoor space!
Garden Treasures Yellow Striped Outdoor Throw Pillow, $19.99
Outdoor Floral Tile pillow, $71.18
This pillar candle holder of clear glass with cockle shell finish is reminiscent of breezy afternoons at the beach.
Shell Candle Holder, 8″x8″ $100
|KEEP THE BUGS AT BAY|
Citronella Candles, $59.99 each
1) Medium Wood Base Lantern, $79.95; pier1.com
2) Cut-Out Ceramic Lantern, $29.99; bouclair.com
3) Metal and Wood Lantern with Rope Handle, $34.99; bouclair.com
4) Limoux Lantern—Brass starts at $395US; rh.com
5) Teal Rattan Outdoor Decorative Lantern, $34.99, lowes.ca
In spite of global unrest, it seems our country’s light shines bright as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Our internationally acknowledged tolerance and peace-loving country sets a high standard making it quite evident that the world needs more Canada!
This summer revel in our unique Canuck pride with our favourite (yes, proudly spelled with a “u”) sesquicentennial picks.
|Canada Map Pillow Cover, 20″x20″, $39.50|
|Expressions Canada 150 Eh Team Pillow Cover 18″x18″, $39.50|
|PC Oblong Cushion (red), $17|
|Camp Coffee Pot – Better in Canada, $34.50|
|Iconic Ice Point Blanket, $170 – $550 depending on size|
|The Colour Of Canada|
with an introduction by Roy Macgregor, $24
|Tera Gear 4-pc BBQ Utensil Set, $35|
|Wooden “Canada” Tray, $29.99|
|Ceramic “Eh” Spoonrest, $6.99|
|Smythe by Auden Alpaca Eh Sweater, $395|