The Cabaret sofa

What’s hot: Cosy creations


Let texture, shape, comfort and colour inspire your outdoor living areas this winter

As the weather cools down, so does our desire to spend time outdoors. Keeping warm this winter needn’t mean retreating inside, though. It is possible to convert your terrace or patio into a cosy cocoon of warmth with these outdoor decor essentials. Whimsical and weatherproof, these toasty, on-trend pieces will allow you to continue to embrace the outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and listen to the sounds of Mother Nature all year round.

1. The Invincible summer by Kavan & Co

The summer bouquet of florals and bright bursts of colour make this print by Matthew Kavan Brooks for KAVAN & CO the perfect accompaniment to a dull winter sky. Available from

2. Discipline_Stool

Designed by Max Lamb for Discipline, the stackable Last stools with a warm copper or enamelled finish are not only a great space-saving solution, they make fantastic eye candy for the patio or garden. Available from STYLE CRAFT.

divine scented metallic candles


These divine scented metallic candles form part of Tom Dixon’s Eclectic accessories collection. Each candle is contained within a hand-spun vessel formed in brass, copper or nickel, including a solid Indian Morwad marble lid. Available from DE DE CE, they will bring the right amount of bling to any table top. Available from

Tillary outdoor sofa

Cushy, cosy and oh so comfy! Snuggle up on WEST ELM’s Tillary outdoor sofa. Teaming durability with elegance, this sofa is simply amazing. Not only is it built from sustainably harvested wood, it includes weighted back cushions that allow you to arrange the seating multiple ways so you can face the pool by day and the patio by night.

table collection by One Third

Asymmetric by name and nature, this brand-new table collection by One Third is a series of contrasts. Available from STYLE CRAFT in either a stand alone or in a nesting effect, the base is teamed with a beautiful marble table top. Its dimensions are perfect for a patio or terrace and make an eye-catching yet subtle visual statement.

the Soba firebowl from PALOFORM

Introduce the element of fire to keep warm and toasty on those chilly evenings with the Soba firebowl from PALOFORM. I’m drawn to the simplicity of this modern Zen-style design, which creates a brilliant visual display — an absolute must-have for any outdoor space.


handmade paper piece

This vibrantly coloured piece, named Büşra, by artist Gunjan Aylawadi literally means good news and is from HE MADE SHE MADE. It has been lovingly handmade with paper to evoke this very feeling and reflects the power of positive emotions. This artwork’s warm, rich tones and fitting sentiment will certainly provide inspiration through those dreary winter months.

pendant design outdoor sofa

Hayley Whitting’s bold and beautiful pendant design, available from I MADE THAT, is perfect for jazzing up your outdoor sofa. Hayley’s unique designs are hand-screen-printed and applied to cushions or lamp shades and can be customised and made to order.

an area-bound rug

Artful and alluring, an area-bound rug can emphasise your favourite patio furniture. These gorgeous rugs, designed by CRS Paola Lenti and available from DE DE CE, will simply take your breath away. The playful repetition of spirals creates a stunning focal point.

outdoor space pouf

No outdoor space is complete without a pouf to perch on! Designed by CRS Paola Lenti, the Aqua pouf from DE DE CE injects a splash of colour and is as tough as they come. Its fixed rope is constructed from rigid polyurethane foam that is water-repellent so is built to last.

outdoor umbrella

Finally an outdoor umbrella with style! Colourful and cool, this garden umbrella might be just the splash of colour you need to make your patio pop. Shadowspec’s cantilever umbrella is available from COASTAL DESIGN CO.

handmade knitted blanket

LITTLE DANDELION’s handmade knitted blankets and throws look lovely draped casually across your outdoor sofa. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation.

The Cabaret sofa

The Cabaret sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue fuses traditional craft techniques with elegant modern aesthetics. The detailed fabric webbing is most striking and forms the support for the cushions. Stretched over a steel frame, this lattice almost evokes a modern hammock and contributes an effortless lightness to the pieces. Available from KEZU.

Reindeer wall mount

Weird, wonderful and almost absurd, the Reindeer wall mount from GARDEN GLORY is an unexpected addition to the garden and makes for a quirky wall detail. It’s all in good fun and much nicer than your standard hose reel! The antlers are designed and manufactured in Sweden and are cast in aluminium. Available from

18.2 table77 table.topia

These contemporary TableTopia lanterns are designed and manufactured in Sydney by TABLE77. Made from durable aluminium with intricate laser-cut designs, they create beautiful wall shadow patterns and are painted in bold colours to brighten up your outdoor space. The interchangeable panels are a great design feature that allows you to mix and match.

Flora Combination trellis

Using honeycomb-like geometric shapes, the Flora Combination trellis from FLORA ONLINE makes it easy to jazz up your garden wall and create a statement in a harmonious, playful way.

100 per cent handcrafted and handmade garden stake

Made from iron wire, this 100 per cent handcrafted and handmade garden stake is perfect for creating a wonderful warm ambience in any outdoor space, no matter what the style. Available from WEYLANDTS.


Edited by Sarah Louise Radhanauth

Originally from Home design Volume 17 number 3