Why miss out on the party just because you’re playing host? A must-have ingredient for any summer soiree is a drinks cooler that can stay outside so you can too. But forget any old cooler, there are far sleeker ways to chill the chardonnay or craft beer over summer.
The Bells side table by Gloster might look like a simple piece of outdoor furniture, but the Danish design has a cool hidden talent. Take off the buffed teak table top and it becomes a stylish ice bucket. Sold locally through Cosh Living, the powdercoated aluminium table that sits 50cm high comes in a variety of colours to suit the season.
Gabrielle Kupke of Cosh Living says outdoor furniture has come a very long way since banana lounges and wrought iron garden settings.
“The outdoor room has become an extension of the house, and our customers are discovering that now there is just as much choice of furnishings and accessories for outdoors as there is indoors, you just have to know where to look,” she says.