This outdoor area features two Saparella Fireside chairs, Sette sofa, Corner seat and footstool by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset (ligne.nz).

Out-do yourself with the best outdoor furniture to order for any al fresco arrangement

Exceed all expectations with outdoor living spaces that are at one with the landscape, while being in step with your lifestyle. From poolside lounging to pillowy seating and dining among the elements, these are the furniture and outdoor decor pieces to consider for both comfort and style.

Carvalho lounger and the Miramar lounger duo by Coco Wolf.

A summer by the pool is one excellently spent, so why not invest in cohesive lounge suites and recliners that enhance your sense of serenity. Refined forms with calming cool-toned cushions and natural wooden frames are the ultimate in laid-back luxury.

Clockwise: Shady umbrella by Royal Botania from ECC, Hora Sexta lounger by Antonio Citterio for Flexform from Studio Italia, Aquila Nest of tables from Coco Wolf, Rere Sun lounger from Devon.

The Thousand Oaks home by Nicole Hollis and Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Where Slim Aarons meets David Hockney, a pool pavilion encourages colourful outdoor entertaining. Strong concrete tables and durable domed ottomans make it possible to bring the indoors-out — in a confident reversal of interior design prowess.

Clockwise: Harp armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda from ECC , Kyoto rug by Minotti from ECC, Tobi-Ishi table by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for B&B Italia from Matisse, Tono pouf by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania from ECC.

Marenco outdoor sofa and armchair by Mario Marenco for Arflex from Studio Italia.

As you create shapes from the billows above (and your own imagination), float into a reverie on pillowy lounge chairs and soft sofas. Add an anchoring coffee table, and you’ll have all you need for a blissful afternoon in the breeze.

Clockwise: Boogie armchair for Bullfrog from Sarsfield Brooke, Opito low table from Devon, Butterfly outdoor sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia from Matisse.

Quadrado table by Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 for Minotti and five Tape Cord outdoor dining chairs by Nendo for Minotti from ECC.

While the elements may form the backdrop of an al fresco meal, allow a well-appointed dining suite to be the star ingredient. Echo nature’s colour palette with wood and clever wicker-effect pieces, as seen on Studio MK27’s teak Quadrado table and Minotti’s Tape Cord dining chairs.

Clockwise: CTR Club chair by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Tribù from Dawson & Co, Echoes dining chair by Christophe Pillet for Flexform from Studio Italia, Rere side dining chair from Devon, Erica dining chair by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia from Matisse, Lapel dining chair by Busetti Garuti Redaelli from Ligne Roset, Serpentine outdoor chair by Eléonore Nalet from Ligne Roset.

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