Eight ways to style your garden this summer

By House and Home 07-06-2011

When the weather cooperates there really is nothing quite like an Irish summer. Stock up on all you need for outdoor living and make the most of our naturally beautiful countryside with some essentials for lounging around. After all, holidays are supposed to be effortless, so don’t get stressed out with airports and foreign currencies, make the most of what’s right on your doorstep.

(photographs: Neil Hurley, stylist: Eleanor Harpur)

Gone fishin'

Get the look:

Brommo Recliner, €34.99, Bjuron folding side table, €6.99, IKEA, Dublin; Brimmed fishing hat, €59.99, Powerview binoculars, €67.50, The Great Outdoors, Chatham Street, Dublin 2; Bialetti coffee maker, €28.50, Stock, 33-34 South King St, Dublin 2; flip flops, €8, Muji, 5 Chatham Street, Dublin 2.

Fuel up

Get the look:

Bjuda glass bottle, €6.99, blue glasses (set of 3), €6.99, IKEA; cake stand, €21.95, Avoca, Rathcoole, Powerscourt and Killmacanogue; striped placemat, €4.95, Square plate, €3.50, Meadows and Byrne, The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire. Also: Cork, Galway, Tipperary, Malahide, and the CHQ Building IFSC; Warley enamel tea pot, €27.95, Warley enamel mug, €4.95, both from Mabel & Violet.

Under the net

Get the look:

Solig mosquito net, €14.99 from IKEA; picnic basket, €47.95, round floor cushions, €29.95, both from Avoca; large gold cushion, €18.87, gold seat pad, €7.96, Mabel & Violet; Al fresco green cushion, €30, Marks & Spencer, Dublin: Dundrum Town Centre. Also: Grafton Street, Liffey Valley, Mary Street, Blanchardstown, and nationwide; green thermos, €11.50, cream enamel canister, €18.50, and cream enamel coffee pot, €17.50, all from Stock, 33-34 South King St, Dublin 2.

Dine out

Get the look:

Cappuccino barbecue, €149, three-piece barbecue set, €19, round table, €115, and set of two chairs, €115, Marks & Spencer; 2.5 litre copper pot, €289, Kitchen Complements, Chatham House, Chatham Street, Dublin 2; wooden utensils, from €1.50, Stock;  Alu travel beaker, €21, The Great Outdoors; bottle with cork lid, €4.95, Stock; oval bowl, €2.95, Meadows & Byrne.

Green fingers

Get the look:

Apple Crate, €20, and set of three wooden crates, €95, both from Eden Home & Garden, 1-4 Temple Grove, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin; basket with gardening tools, €39.95, galvanised cutlery holder, €17.95, Senator gardening tools, from €10.95, galvanised plant pots, €5.95, all from Avoca.

Croquet on the lawn

Get the look:

Pagoda umbrella, €18.95, Mabel & Violet; chair, €120, Rosemarie Durr Pottery, Castlecomer Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny; picnic basket, €69.95, Avoca; croquet set, €45, Marks & Spencer.

Strum out

Get the look:

Cushions, €56.50 each, Stock; cream lantern, €6.99, IKEA; hanging tealight lantern, €7.95, Marks & Spencer

Base camp

Get the look:

Striped quilt, €90, oversized floor cushion, €49, and grey/brown floor cushion, €35, galvanised steel lantern, €40, all from Eden Home & Garden; check wool throw, €86.50, blue and camel throw, €79.95, Avoca; green miners lantern, €13.50, Mabel & Violet; Bjuron folding side table, €6.99, IKEA Dublin ; Roberts floral radio, €249.95; ivory bowl with handle, €4.50, Meadows & Byrne; notebooks, €5.95 each, Muji; Tent made from striped fabric, €32.50 per metre, Murphy Sheehy, 14 Castle Market, Dublin 2; Stanley green thermos, €39.90, camping stove, €79.90, Alpine tea pot, €29.99, The Great Outdoors.

Shot on location in Castlecomer Discovery Park: www.discoverypark.ie, and The Estate Yard: www.castlecomerestateyard.com.

Tell us what you think:

Which of the gardens above is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Share This Article

You May Also Like