Metal bistro-style patio set with floral slipcovers
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Côte d’Azur style

Using a palette of hot pink creates a lively and inviting setting. The informal mood is accentuated by the classic metal garden table and chairs, dressed with both floral and plain fabrics, while a vast ribboned parasol adds a sense of holiday fun.

• Fresh pink prints create a cheerful and inviting look for summer.
• Use chairs with different designs for a relaxed, eclectic style.
• An unusual parasol makes instant impact; customise your own using ribbons to match your colour scheme.
• Sun loungers in bold stripes have a modern, stylish appeal.
• Crisp linen napkins in white will contrast beautifully with bright pink tabletop accessories.

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Blue and white pillows on a bench
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French Country Charm

―Recreate the mellow mood of Mediterranean life with subtle blue and white fabrics, sometimes piped in green, in a mix of stripes and floral patterns. Green pottery adds a rustic touch.

• A combination of small-print fabrics with florals and stripes―all in blue and white―creates a pretty, informal look.
• Choose Mediterranean garden plants, such as lavender, rosemary and olive branches, rather than exotic flowers to decorate your table.
• Large bread boards have a rustic feel and make great serving platters.
• Antique metal garden chairs continue the relaxed theme.
• Generous cushions transform stone ledges into comfortable benches.

black, white and green patio
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Paris Vogue

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.

• 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.

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