Summer may be in the rearview mirror, but it’s not time to pack up the patio furniture just yet. Extend the season of entertaining en plein air with elegant, high-performing pieces (think: plush seating and sophisticated silhouettes) from JANUS et Cie. It’s time to pull out your most colorful coat and enjoy the crisp fall air with one of these inspired setups.
For evenings worth toasting
A table on the terrace is the perfect place to celebrate, well, anything. The woven Amari dining table offers plenty of room for serving cake and champagne, while the Kyoto Alu armchairs are comfy enough to while away the evening long after glasses are emptied.
For lounging, lingering, and lawn games
Give your guests a front-row view to your annual croquet tournament by placing seating options throughout the lawn. The Kyoto Alu lounge chairs are light enough to be easily moved, but the high back and deep cushions will have everyone enjoying each other’s company long after the action ends. A matching Kyoto Alu side table freshly prepared as a landing pad for drinks.
For aperitivo hour
When your outdoor space is blessed with a sunset view, let the surroundings take center stage by keeping the distractions to a minimum with understated furniture. The slender lines and slim profiles of JANUS et Cie’s Amalfi collection set a refined tone without pulling focus. Anchor the space with the low-profile tuxedo sofaand add the backless bench and ottoman to pull double duty as a table and extra seating.
For sunny Sunday brunches
Weekends are meant for relaxing, so keep brunch casual by taking it to the patio. The deep, plush seats of the Kyoto Alu sofawith an intricate woven back, and ottoman invite guests to linger over coffee and croissants. Pair them with the marble-topped Vino side table and cocktail table for a cohesive look that’s not overly matchy. For added elegance, serve fresh fruit in the Britannia Sway bowlsmade of pristine white unglazed bone china.
A version of this story originally appeared in the September 2022 issue of ELLE DECOR. Produced by Rima Suqi. Photographs by Tyler Joe. Fashion stylist: Daniel Edley; Hair: Bok-Hee at Art Department; Makeup: Walter Obal at The Wall Group; Manicure: Aja Walton at See Management; Models: Atikhun at One Management, Uche Ogugua at Next, Davina Bennett at The Industry, Lauren Anthony at Women 360.