dress with either monochrome or bright cushions

Right, so we’re all agreed that grey is the most modern of the neutrals and this Falster aluminium set with a powder coating will look great in any garden. Dress it up with acid bright cushions or tableware or keep it Scandi simple with black and white accessories. This set includes the two chairs and a bench but there are other combinations available to suit your own personal combination, as it were. £305

Here are some of the Fameed Khalique outdoor fabrics mentioned in the comments below. They are guaranteed not to fade and to withstand the sun, the rain (they’ll need to at the moment) freezing temperatures and wear and tear.

For those who are interested in the “science bit” here’s how. Most fabrics are created from fibres that are initially colourless and then dyed. These solution-dyed acrylic  fabrics are created when a liquid acrylic solution is combined with precisely-determined colours before the coloured  liquid is transformed into fibres.

So anyway the patterns. Prices start at £24 a yard (yes I know, that’s what it said: yards not metres)

Available from

scroll moderne ink
opalised quartz tassel fringe


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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.


  1. Hi Kate, we love today’s Object of Desire, our list of must-haves just keeps getting longer! Thought it would be lovely to team the garden furniture with Fameed Khalique’s outdoor fabric collection.

    The collection is beautiful (with a large variety of designs available) and exceptionally durable, guaranteed not to fade and to withstand harsh treatment from sun, rain, freezing temperatures and wear and tear.

    Let me know if you would like to see pics!


  2. Absolutely, and grey with lots of green foliage around it also looks great.
    I discovered Falster was an island when I was doing the picture research. Apparently it’s a great place to rent a cottage for a holiday. Anyone coming?

  3. As far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with a bit of grey and this table looks great! By the way did you know that this set is named after the gorgeous small Danish Island “Falster” ?

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