English Lessons: 3 Looks for Your Patio
Three outside dining areas capture the essence of the French vacation with glamorous hot pinks, vibrant Riviera blues, and zesty lime for sophisticated city chic.
Perfect for courtyards and town house gardens, a large folding screen acts as both a windshield and a cocoon around a contemporary dining area. Bold black and white stripes contrast dramatically with the bright lime green of the table and bench, creating the ultimate design statement.
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK
• Restrict your scheme to two or three strong but contrasting colours.
• Bench seating is great for encouraging conviviality.
• The inimitable silhouettes of orchids create chic centrepieces, spaced across the table for maximum impact.
• Large, crisp cotton napkins, also in black and white, are an easy way to enhance the black and white theme.
• Make sure that both the screen fabric and the furniture you use are suitable for outdoor use.