Step into my office…

Rosara sun-loungers and much more - Muddy's guide to the best outdoor furniture.

Here we are, hard at work at Muddy HQ, beavering away at the coalface of award-winning journalism. Aren’t we troopers?

With summer finally arriving, we’ve swapped our office swivel chairs for these rocking wooden sun-loungers, complete with fold-away side-tables, which we find very handy for our G&Ts… erm, I mean, important business documents. They’re from Rosara, the North Oxon outdoor living specialists at Nicholsons Nurseries. (I wrote about their lovely yurt cafe here – if you want to browse in person rather than online, it’s well worth the trip.)

The only problem is, they’re so snazzy, they’re making the rest of my garden furniture look a bit decrepit. Time for an upgrade? After all, fingers crossed, we’ll be spending the next few months al fresco.

Here’s my outdoor living wish list …

(Above, clockwise from top left) 1. Bright, breezy and a bonafide bargain – check out this cute Habitat yellow bistro set, £76 down from £95 in the sale. If you buy this, the sun will shine forever I reckon (Parc bistro set, £76, Habitat)

2. Sofa, so good? (Sorry, I’ve never met a crap joke I didn’t like). This is a three-seater, but it’ll be solely occupied by me, myself and I (Ariel sofa, £550, John Lewis)

3. Where deckchairs and art collide…. yes really. The technicolour dream chair was inspired by David Hockney’s iPad paintings (Maui deckchair, £48, Habitat)

4. This pizza firepit is a multi-tasker – it’ll cook your margherita and then warm up the patio as the sun dips down (pizza firepit, £100, Next)

(Above, from left) 1. When did gazebos get so fancy pants? This one is simple and chic and basically a portable conservatory (Applaro gazebo, £250, Ikea)

2. Excuse me while I lock my children in the cellar and have a sublime snooze (Oli hammock, £425, Rosara)

3. I love this unusual combo of dainty white metal lattice-work chairs and hefty oak table (Montpellier armchair, £325; Riviera round dining table, £720, Rosara)


1 comment on “Step into my office…”

  • Amanda Macrae June 20, 2017

    Nicolsons in North Aston definitely worth the visit. Amazing place, great furniture, great plants and a fabulous cafe to boot!!


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