We might think we are nurturing our gardens, but in fact our gardens are nurturing us. Weather-permitting, an afternoon in the garden is one of the loveliest ways to pass the time. Whether enjoying the twilight over a glass of wine or taking tea on the grass, there is one essential ingredient besides food, drink and good company. Sooner or later, you will casting about for a cushion…
Sun, Sea and Sand
There’s no need to sacrifice style and comfort on your next trip to the beach. Our quilted Indian Summer Stripe Picnic Mats have a waterproof backing – and come with a handy tote bag for easy transportation. For moveable feasts, we recommend our striped box cushions (photographed bottom right below) which come ready with easy-to-carry handles!
This eye-catching combination is surely an invitation to get stuck into summer. Our large, tasselled Mika Garden Cushions (which come in three different shades) are comfortable as well as colourful – and designed to work on garden chairs and benches alike. We’ve shown their versatility above by pairing them with bolder blues: stone-washed Denim Megha and an Indigo Tartan Shetland Wool Throw.
As the sun begins its slow lapse into evening, the temperature may well drop but the light grows warm and rich. This is a magical time to enjoy the garden. We’ve echoed this mellow richness in this garden bench: a nod to the seasons with our appliqued foxglove cushion, coupled with the warmth of Damson velvet and a Damson Sage Harlequin throw to match.
For something a little bit different, don’t underestimate the power of a humble wooden crate to set the scene for a summer feast. Our Indian picnic setting takes advantage of our box cushions, overlaid with a selection of brighter colours – featuring Mika, Megha and Red Sail Lullaby patterns – because in Summer bold colours really do come into their own.