Planning for some summer living

Posted on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 by midcenturyjo

Winter is definitely over and it’s time to turn my attention to outdoor living, in particular the small “patio” area just outside the breezeway. I’ve had a table and chairs here for a couple of years but now that the trees further down in the yard have grown big enough the outdoor dining has moved under their branches (more to come on this spot). I’m thinking that the now empty spot where they once sat should become a lounging area.

I’m lusting after a couple of pieces from the Orbit range by New Zealand brand Città. The trouble is the price. The 3-seater is $2,890.00 and then there are numerous ottoman, side table, bench and back rest combinations that add serious dollars on top of the starting price.

With the quote for fixing our kitchen wall ranging from $12,000 to $18,000 depending on what they find when they demolish to rebuild it I just don’t have the budget for pricey outdoor furniture. I did find this cheaper version from Bunnings but I’m still baulking at the $1,299 price tag.

Perhaps I can work with the 3 seater sofa at $499 from the same range and combine it with pieces I already have to achieve a more eclectic look as opposed to clean lined contemporary. After all I’m a boho girl not a minimalist modern type. That’s the el cheapo sofa below. A bit plain but I can work with it.

I have a couple of spare white spun aluminium chairs or I could even use some of the Eros swivel chair knockoffs I’m already using as dining chairs opposite the couch. Perhaps my white Giotto Stoppino nesting tables as side tables. Leave it with me. I’ll get back to you.