Design Seen: Spring to Life

Evocative of the classic English garden room, these refined pieces put the season in proper perspective...

Evocative of the classic English garden room, these refined pieces put the season in proper perspective.


A kicky two-seater from designer Daniel Pouzet’s Swingrest series for Dedon, the SwingUs love seat ($4,340) elevates outdoor lounging. The cozy, basketlike frame is hand-woven in the Philippines.212.334.3345, dedon.us 

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The planet Jupiter and its swirling bands of clouds inspired Mitch Brean’s design of the Occhio base for this indoor/outdoor table (available to the trade) produced by Brean’s San Diego company. 858.586.1580, stoneyardinc.com  

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Lighting by this British company captures the English country house aesthetic. Influenced by antiques, the handcrafted Original Globe lantern (about $6,350) has bronze moldings and a band of pierced gilt brass guilloche. +44.20.7730.2122, jamb.co.uk

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Nomi Franklin’s outdoor fabrics are awash in saturated colors and vibrant patterns. Her to-the-trade line includes Brocade Citron, Grecco Linea Oceanco, Brocade Melone, Venezia Citron, and Piazza Aqua. 831.728.4335, nomiinc.com

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Among the embellishments at this New York showroom is the Gardener’s Frame ($375). Cast from an antique and made of marble, rock, and resin, the piece can be used to ornament an ivy wall or frame a mirror. 212.839.0500, pennoyernewman.com

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When creating his Opera line for this Italian brand, the designer Alessandro Masturzo researched the gardening and horticulture traditions of the ancients. The tools (about $1,700 per set) fuse simple lines with modern utility. +39.02.76006999, decastelli.it 

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Together with her Treillage co-owner John Rosselli, Bunny Williams curates the offerings at this New York shop. This Belgian decorative finial ($1,600) is carved from reclaimed oak and is best suited for a covered spot. 212.535.2288, treillageny.com

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Marston & Langinger

Since the 1970s, the London firm has been building garden rooms for its international clientele. The commission shown displays the company’s lantern ceiling style. +44.20.7881.5700, marston-and-langinger.com

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