NOW THAT THESE THREE OUTDOOR DESIGN MIRACLES EXIST, ALL YOU NEED IS A FRUITY COCKTAIL TO COMPLETE THE PICTURE.
Now that these three outdoor design miracles exist, all you need is a fruity cocktail to complete the picture.
Pull up a chair… a daybed, even. Mother Nature is feeling sunny, and we owe it to her to enjoy the rays. This summer, a new caliber of outdoor furniture awaits, from sustainable to swiveling.
Why wouldn’t you want to sleep in the sun? That’s the question the designers at Janus et Cie asked themselves. “A lot of folks first saw daybeds in luxury hotels,” says manager Serena Zahler. “Now they want them in their backyard!” The Duo Round Daybed is available in talc and graphite, and swivels 360 degrees. Full retail price (as shown) $8,598. Janus et Cie, Boston Design Center, 1 Design Center Pl., 617-449-5514; bostondesign.com
Featuring teaklike Brazilian eucalyptus transformed into sturdy patio tables and lounge chairs, Outdoor Interiors’ collection is “entirely sustainable,” says Jay O’Rourke of New England Nurseries. The tables feature built-in lazy Susans, while the steamer chair offers a retractable ottoman. Pass the shrimp cocktail! Prices available upon request. New England Nurseries, 216 Concord Road, Bedford, 781-2752525; newenglandnurseries.com
Rocker or winged? Spice or Atlantic? Exciting shape and color decisions abound with the Dedon outdoor chairs collection at Showroom. “They are super comfortable, and pretty much indestructible,” says owner Doug Gates. “We have a short and volatile summer here; our clients invest in summer hard.” Pricing starts at $3,975. Showroom, 240 Stuart St., 617-4824805; showroomboston.com
ABOVE: The outdoors lover never needs to leave the Duo Daybed from Janus et Cie. Day or night, the piece works for sunning, sleeping, or sipping. LEFT: Pull up a Dedon Mbrace rocking chair and sway the day away.