Per­fect pa­tios

It’s time to prep the pa­tio, deck or gar­den for al fresco liv­ing. GABRIELLE FAGAN reveals how to ‘wow’ vis­i­tors in the great out­doors

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Hang your head in shame if you think a pa­tio is just a space to chill and en­ter­tain – it’s way, way more. Cre­at­ing a di­vine deck, top ter­race, or punchy pa­tio is vi­tal in to­day’s style stakes, as this is the back­drop for all those sum­mer In­sta-shots. Cute kids, chic friends and adorable pets are op­tional ex­tras! “The sum­mer gar­den’s a homage to ex­press­ing per­sonal style and there’s a

move away from ‘matchy-matchy sets”’ says Vicky An­gell, out­door liv­ing buyer for John Lewis. “With celebrity and ‘in­flu­encer’ homes and gar­dens be­com­ing in­creas­ingly ac­ces­si­ble through so­cial me­dia, peo­ple want a space which im­presses. It means the out­doors is be­com­ing more of an in­vest­ment space and bold state­ment pieces are on the rise, so it’s ready for those ‘In­sta­grammable’ mo­ments.” Check out these top trends and buys, to help trans­form your out­door space into a so­cial me­dia ‘hot spot’ for post­ing and boast­ing...

House by John Lewis salsa gar­den chair (set of two), or­ange sun­rise, £140; salsa two-seater gar­den sofa, or­ange sun­rise, £120; salsa gar­den cof­fee ta­ble, or­ange sun­rise, £110; sol pouffe, multi, £120; linen cush­ion, saf­fron £30, John Lewis

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