With this summer heat wave upon us, there is nothing we like better than to chill en plein air with a refreshing glass of lemonade (preferably our Lazy Days kind) and a fashion magazine in hand. But it’s hard to imagine your backyard as a summery oasis when you are perched on a rickety plastic patio set.
In June, King Street East became even more stylish with the opening of the chic casual furniture store, Fiber Living. With the help of owners Ion Nicolae and Michael Guerra, who both hand-pick all pieces in the beautiful shop, you’ll be sitting pretty without breaking the bank.
One-stop shopping spot for your backyard beautifiers.
Here are the top items we want in our outdoor space:
Summer conjures up memories of crackling fires, camp sing-alongs and gooey s’mores. The fireplaces ($5900) from Magnificô Innovation are a perfect investment piece for your outdoor space in the city. These warming wonders are made in Canada, with sliding doors that open should the need to roast marshmallows arise. Cozy up to your cutie and relive the days of camp flings without battling hours of traffic on Highway 400 (it’s still cheaper than a Muskoka cottage!).
Singing “Kumbaya” never looked so good.
Posh Patio Sets
Canadian summers can be crazy, rainy and windy one moment, sweltering hot the next. Make sure your patio furniture can withstand the elements without cracking or fading. For the style-conscious, function shouldn’t trump fashion. Create a comfy, colourful environment with these simple pieces from Fiber Living’s Viva Designs collection. These patio essentials are made from natural materials and are 100 percent recyclable. When the weather turns chilly, you can also bring these pieces indoors.
One-seat lounger ($1950), side table ($450) and two-seat lounger ($2450) are all lounge lizard-approved.
Large, luxurious backyards are a rarity in the city. If you are lacking the space to add a fireplace or full-fledged patio set, jazz up your (literal) pied-à-terre with these funky light features. Designed by Italy-based Slide Design, these one-of-a-kind globes (from $325 to $1025) create a unique vibe for your balcony.
Lighting features that mimic crystal balls – looks like a fabulous backyard is in your future!
What are your top outdoor decorating tips? Comment below or tweet us @rockitpromo!