Summer’s Calling: 3 Must-Have Pieces for Outdoor Entertaining


Glassware With a Conscience 

Photography: Courtesy Petra Palumbo

“You can’t escape the weather when you live in the Scottish Highlands,” says Petra Palumbo. “It’s in your face, all-consuming, ever-changing, extreme and unbelievably beautiful.” This reverence for Mother Nature is evident in the U.K.-based homeware designer’s collections both in motif and mission. Take, for example, signature pieces like the crystal orange jug and tumbler (shown), which are made to order, hand-painted in natural inks and shipped in recycled packaging. “We take a holistic approach to sustainability,” says Palumbo. “We are certainly not perfect and have many areas we need to refine, but it’s a start.”

A Serving Station Fit For the Elements 

Photography: Courtesy Winch Design

Libations look best in a bar cart, and indoor-outdoor spaces are no exception to the rule. Consider the weather-worthy drinks trolley from the new Arc by Winch Design for Summit Furniture collection. Combining Winch’s roots in yacht design and Summit’s dedication to the finest sustainable teak, the debut collaboration offers an elegant take on seaside style, evidenced in its sleek finishes and rounded edges, and echoed in its name—Arc—a nod to maritime shapes like the lines of latitude and longitude, the curve of the horizon and the silhouette of a full sail.;

A Fresh Twist On Wicker Furnishings

Photography: Courtesy Soane Britain

Rattan edges on avant-garde in Soane Britain’s new collection with fashion designer Duro Olowu. With two weaves and 11 fresh colorways, the pattern-happy collaboration references such exterior motifs as Arts and Crafts topiary and Georgian wrought-iron façades. Here, the Hurlingham sofa, striking in black rattan and emerald upholstery, demands a spot of honor in a sun room or screen porch. On the slight stylistic departure, Soane founder Lulu Lytle notes, “We’re excited to be pushing in this bolder, more graphic direction.” As are we.