Black Wicker Garden Chair

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Oh I’m fed up with this lack of summer. It’s here, it’s gone, it’s hot, it’s cold. It can’t make its mind up is what it is. Anyway, one of the other things that isn’t right is my garden seating.  I have a couple of plastic chairs that are both ugly and uncomfortable (I know what was I thinking… cheap is what I was thinking). And I also have a rather chic black sunbed but it’s a bit lie-back-in-a-pair-of-shorts-and-a-bikini-top-and-sip-a-Martini sort of thing and with builders all over roof (and the weather – which is a bit too all over the roof for my liking) it’s frankly not getting a lot of use at the moment.

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So I’m thinking inside out furniture. This black wicker chair looks comfortable and stylish enough to fit inside and, well now you come to look at it comfortable and stylish enough to fit outside. Brilliant. Now it won’t like being out in the rain as it’s wicker but it will look great inside so it can be both.

For those of you lucky enough to have a garden room, this is perfect. The black looks so great against the greenery of the plants. And if you don’t have green fingers, there are plenty of great faux ones about this year.

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So I wish you all a happy and relaxing Sunday whether you are inside or outside.

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.