Depending on your latitude, entertaining outside may be on hold for a little while. So why not use that cold-weather pause as a chance to remake your outdoor space into something truly transporting?
For us, there are few better alfresco experiences than the way the Italians eat and relax under the hot Mediterranean sun. In addition to being elegant and glamorous, their approach to outdoor furniture and accessories is practical and considered, making it an ideal upgrade for your deck or pool. Best of all, you can bring home that Golden Age of Travel vibe with just a few careful picks from JANUS et Cie’s Amalfi Collection.
Need inspiration? Browse the stylish shots below to see how these standouts can bring some seaside splendor to your space.
A Perch by the Pool
If there were one single design piece that screams Mediterranean seaside resort more than any other, it’s an outdoor daybed with curtains ready for blocking blistering midday rays. JANUS et Cie’s version from its Amalfi Collection is an elegant, restrained take on the classic form with a few regal touches for drama. Throw in some of the brand’s pillows for color and texture.
A Quiet Corner
Of course, there’s much to be said for a lounge that speaks to the old Roman campaign chair and offers enough comfort for a long read and a tall Aperol Spritz. Pair the Amalfi Collection adjustable chain-back lounge chair and ottoman with the hourglass side table, and you’ve got a nook that offers all of the above.
A Shady Retreat
What’s so special about the outdoor spaces of coastal Italy is how good they make you look, even when you’re hiding out from that scorching afternoon sun. JANUS et Cie’s stainless steel chaise longue with cushions, Teak rectangular tray, and timeless JANUS Teak umbrella with Echo Coconut canopy conjure that vibe perfectly.
And there’s little that feels more Italian than enjoying a bit of Merenda outdoors. The classic socializing custom calls calls for easygoing pieces like an elegant side chair and backless bench, cushions in a Jardin striped fabric, and an airy glass-top dining table—all from JANUS et Cie in this case. Here, a Pizarro bowl finishes the perfect picture.
A version of this story originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of ELLE Decor. Fashion Stylist: Liz Runbaken at Ford Models; Hair & Makeup: Sandrine Van Slee at Art Department for Chanel Beauty; Models: Tenzing Kalden at Abby Lynn Models, Awa Florence at State Management.
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