The Wine Lounge
Optimizing our small, but precious outdoor space to enjoy this summer also meant creating a cozy area to unwind in after work or on the weekends, or a place to (eventually, I hope) entertain family and friends.
Since the Wine Lounge occupies the other side of our narrow terrace (located around the corner from the Sun Lounge), I felt less constrained about choosing matching furniture although I was conscious about identifying pieces that would compliment those on the other side and be heavy enough to withstand strong gusts of wind (being high up comes with its difficulties). Fashioning a communal space in a super narrow area is no easy task (39″ wide), but with careful planning (I can’t tell you how many times I whipped out the measuring tape) and very deliberate furniture purchases, I was able to maximize the use and seating in this space. It’s hard to believe now that for years, the only thing that occupied this side of the terrace was an oversized, very sad, wrought iron bistro set that had seen better days (see before photo below).
To create the feel of a cozy corner, I anchored the space with a resin-wicker corner club chair with deep seating and plush beige cushions. For additional, but most importantly, mobile seating, I opted for a pair of lightweight resin-wicker ottomans with cushions. These ottomans are not from the same collection as the club chair, but their coloration, both wicker and cushion covers, were close enough to the club chair to blend seamlessly. Finally, I found a great rectangular wicker-resin side table to be used as a coffee table – just large and stable enough to hold a few small plates and glasses for a proper aperitivo. For accessories, I opted for outdoor flameless pillar wax candles, a few great plants, and a black and white striped lumbar pillow.
Pro tip: To keep ottoman cushion covers in place, attach velcro to the cushion cover and seat.