Top Ten Design Warehouse Staff Picks for Spring 2021

September 14, 2021

With weather warming up and spring most definitely on the horizon, we asked our talented team for their best furniture picks when it comes to a summer in style.

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The Logan Outdoor Wicker Sectional Furniture Collection

Dignified and impressive; we love the raw texture of woven wicker in the Logan Outdoor Wicker Sectional Collection (above). Offering an unabashedly modern silhouette, the Logan features wide and deep seating for an easy mix of luxury and liveability in your outdoor space. The Logan Outdoor Collection is also completely customisable, offering four pieces that can be organised to specifically meet your needs. The synthetic wicker is engineered for outdoor use to prevent wear and tear from environmental factors, while the light hue of the wicker weave is in beautiful contrast to the charcoal tone of the Sunbrella® cushions outfitted for each piece.


The Urban Outdoor Bar Stool in Charcoal

Urban Rope Outdoor Bar Stool In Dark GreyAs the days get longer and we gradually emerge from a long winter in hibernation, many of us will be looking to create beautiful spaces to entertain outdoors that will be a joy to inhabit all summer long. The summer months are all about enjoying an ice cold beer, chilled rosé or refreshing cocktail outside on hot days and warm nights, and a having your own personal outdoor bar with the right outdoor bar furniture takes that simple but satisfying joy to a whole new level. One of our staff’s top picks is the Urban Bar Height Stool in chic coal. With powder-coated steel adding a sense of strength to its legs and outdoor rope woven over the frame, this beauty is as comfortable as it looks. Engineered to be used outdoors, this stool is stylish, durable and weather resistant.


The Amalfi Teak Chaise Lounge

Amalfi teak sun bedWith an appearance alone that makes you feel like laying down and resting comfortably on it, this classic chaise design is an ideal piece of furniture on which to rest, read books, listen to your favourite music or catch a few winks during the day. One of the most popular pieces, and part of the Amalfi Teak Collection, it doubles for outdoor lounging and sunbathing in ease. Made by combining an Amalfi Centre Piece with the opulent and oversized ottoman, the pair work effortlessly together to form a chaise style lounger with room for more than one. Plush, comfortable Sunbrella® fabric covered cushions are included; as with all our deep seating products. Made here in New Zealand and available in four chic shades, they are durable as well as comfortable and elevate the style of any piece they sit upon.


The Dixon Square Umbrella in Black

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Dixon Square Umbrella in Black Sunbrella® fabric

A key element of every functional outdoor living space is shade, and that’s where a quality sun umbrella for your patio, garden or outdoor entertainment area that comes with added UV protection is essential. The number one reason people choose to avoid the outdoors is lack of shelter from the heat and rain, and an outdoor shade umbrella will provide a super stylish and impressive addition to your favourite summertime space as well as protect against the sun’s harmful rays. In terms of a truly modern offering, we love the cool and dramatic look of our Dixon Square Umbrella in fabulous black Sunbrella® fabric. This traditional umbrella is given a shake up with the combination of the square shape and the hardy protection of fabric in eternally chic black. Whether on the balcony, in the garden or lined up in a restaurant courtyard; the Dixon Square Umbrella is a classic choice.


The Hunter Reclaimed Teak Dining Table

If rustic and intimate is more your entertaining style, the Hunter Reclaimed Teak Dining Table is a popular choice with good reason. Made from hearty reclaimed teak wood, it looks beautiful and is strong as well. The teak is smoothed out and beautifully crafted, and if left unfinished will age over time to a soft, silvery hue. We love the character and rustic charm of teak as it evolves, and the imperfections and grain of the wood are the things that make this table so unique and stunning.


The Aspettami Sectional Sofa in Beautiful White Indoor Fabric.

A study in Italian design perfection, the Aspettami Sectional Sofa in glorious white is an effortless blend of supreme comfort and style. Made from the finest Kalahary leather and with classic squared corners and subtle wooden feet, its grand silhouette will slip seamlessly into any home or workplace. With so much room to move, the Aspettami Sectional Sofa is comprised of a left and right arm, centre piece, pouf and cushion. The padded seat cushions and backrest promise comfort as soon as you sit down, whilst the sofa’s classic lines mean you will love this beautiful piece for a lifetime.

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Aspettami Designer Italian Sectional Indoor Sofa in White

The Monet Teak Bench

monet teak outdoor bench angleLooking for a crucial piece of seating to add to your garden in time for summer? That will be the garden bench, and our Monet Teak Bench will work beautifully alone or as your centrepiece for a larger setting. Perfect if you favour softer lines, the Monet Teak Bench is part of the romantic, whimsical and heavy-duty Monet Collection, each piece integrating geometric lines with ergonomically rounded pieces for comfort. The Monet Teak Bench features a wonderful, gentle curve in the back and seat of the framework, easing beautifully into any garden surroundings.


The Woodrock Coffee Table

We love the look of a few low wooden tables with a raw and organic feel strategically placed around an outdoor room – especially if Spanish farmhouse or boho luxe is your desired end result. Raw and organic, our Woodrock Coffee Table is a great example of this style. Carved from a teak tree root and shaped into a coffee table, each one is truly one-of-a-kind, and each unfinished piece will age with time and patina to a lovely grey. This coffee table is the perfect size to place between two lounge chairs, with just the right amount of tabletop space for a book and a cup of tea, or two glasses of wine and a small plate of appetisers.


The Kuba A-Grade Teak Sun Lounger

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A sun lounger is a must-have piece of outdoor furniture that anyone can enjoy. It’s where you can while away hours reading as you soak up the sun, or take your remote working situation outdoors with the help of your laptop, a shady spot and the perfect lounger to suit. Our top pick is the Kuba A-Grade Teak Sun Lounger, a beautifully built piece that is considerably larger than most other sun beds for space and style. Just top it with a Sunbrella® cushion, grab your favourite book, a cold beverage and lie back and relax. This lounger has been and continues to be a top seller for private residences, designers, architects, hotels and resorts with good reason.


The Gigi Outdoor Ottoman

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Our Gigi Round Outdoor Ottoman is a beautiful multifunctional accessory that can easily be added to any outdoor or indoor seating area. These outdoor ottomans can stand alone as additional seating for extra guests, or pair them with your favourite comfy chair and put your feet up for a while. Each Gigi Ottoman cover is hand crocheted by an artisan, and the attention to detail evident in their unabashed beauty and quality. As well as making a stunning statement in style, they are built to last as the fibres used to make the covers are crafted from thermoplastic polypropylene. Polypropylene is a fantastic material for outdoor use because it can endure outdoor conditions, is colourfast and moisture resistant.

If you’re thinking about adding the best furniture to your living areas in time for the warmer months, we’re here for you. If you have more questions about any of the above, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell showroom today. Our furniture pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, using our astute delivery service. For more information please call our dedicated team of professionals – we’d love to help.

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