Catch up on Absolutely’s favourite new things from the world of interior design...
Words Pendle Harte
This stunning black and gold planter mixes contemporary style with elegant glamour. Raised from the ground by a set of black painted legs, it puts your plant on a pedestal.
There’s a lot of monochrome around in Habitat’s simple shapes and sleek pieces, so why not paint a wall in a striking colour to show it all off? Bright blue is set to be the new navy. You red it here first.
It’s not just tents and marquees at the Raj Tent Club, though they have those too. The new range of garden furniture includes lots of beautiful pieces in rattan and wrought iron with a colonial feel. We are coveting this delightful dangling chair in rattan. Fill it with cushions and just – literally – hang. You could spend an entire summer that way.
PIZZA AL FRESCO
Outdoor cooking doesn’t have to involve a barbecue. Delivita’s new pizza ovens are small enough and stylish enough to fit even the smallest balcony while heating up hot enough to cook a mean wood-fired pizza in literally seconds. The ovens come with dough recipes and lots of information to help you perfect your pizza-making skills.
These are parasols to celebrate under, hand-made in colourful Indian fabrics using traditional techniques. Make an occasion out of a patch of shade.