I just love this garden bench. How wonderful to sit with an early morning cup of coffee next to the delicate drift of lavender. The pot is made from frost resistant terracotta and the bench is oak. You could change the flowers according to the season or fill it with a few herbs and sit there with an aperitif contemplating supper.

Designed by Tom Hatfield, who has recently taken up a post at Pinch Design (

Tom Hatfield



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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.