Riviera Reporter
Riviera Reporter

Home Style: Sitting pretty in the garden

Everything in the garden is absolutely lovely – until a sudden shower soaks all the garden furniture cushions before you’ve had time to get them inside.

No need to keep a weather eye out for dark clouds if you have the latest in fabrics and fillings from Home Store.

Used in the Happy Collection from Rausch, a special “open pore” filling allows water to drain through instantly. Air can circulate rapidly through the material to aid quick-drying. The result: your garden furniture can be used straight after a shower and nobody will leave your place complaining of a damp bottom!

Rausch CollectionThe Rausch Happy Collection
Open air pillow filling allows quick drying
Durable furniture for year-round weather

As with other new garden furniture lines currently on sale at Home Store, the whole ensemble is designed to be left outside all year round without the slightest ill effect, although it is wise to use a protective housse through the coldest parts of the winter when the furniture is not being used.

These are available for all the different garden furniture sets you’ll find at Home Store. The use of dyed acrylic material as covers for the cushions, specially adapted for exterior use, ensures that mould is never a worry.

Employing aluminium epoxy for the basic structure of the garden furniture banishes corrosion forever, so the tiresome business of maintenance becomes a chore consigned to history. Another significant advantage of such construction is that all the furniture is light and easy to move around, an important consideration for the hernia-avoiding older householder, while remaining sturdy and stable at the same time.

There is much to discover in the new garden furniture selection at Home Store. “We rotate the main furniture display at Home Store with the season,” reveal Angelina Lopez and Remy Alunni, the helpful heads of the department. “About 80 per cent of what the customer will see in our display is totally new.”

The Icon Aluminium Collection from Talenti will attract the attention of the buyer wanting to combine style with practicality. The eye-catching design of the aluminium-framed armchairs, sofas, chaise longues and sunbeds is a real plus, and the state-of-the art construction ensures a long and trouble-free life in your garden.

Talenti CollectionTalenti Icon Aluminium Collection
Quick-Dry foam
Removable covers for easy washing

Quick-Dry foam is used for the fillings, and the covers are weather resistant and removable for easy washing. Talenti also provide the elegant tonnelle – what we would call a bower – which is made of wood. The coffee table shown features a safety-conscious and elegant tempered glass top.

For the garden that seems to have everything, Home Store have come up with a daring new concept that is sure to be a talking point at your next barbecue. The two Talenti planters, designed by the renowned Robert Serio, are constructed using a non-ceramic powder coating process. The result: a beautiful design that is as tough as they come.

Talenti PlantersTalenti planters
As tough as they are elegant
Designed by Robert Serio

As a particularly ingenious piece of garden magic, the planters can be transformed with an ethanol-burning grate to create a warming outdoor fireplace for the chillier nights.

One of the joys of equipping your garden or terrace at Home Store is that all the pieces of furniture are sold separately, so you can mix and match the latest lines for a stunning and impressive effect. And as we’ve found with all the departments at Home Store, the choice is as wide as your imagination.

Products can be found at Home Store: www.homestore.fr

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