It’s hot outside, all the work has been done and there’s nothing to worry about. Apart from some ice cream in a wonderful designer bowl such as the Big Love Ice Cream Bowl by Alessi, how best to chill out at times like these? Here at Dotmaison we think that comfort – and a large helping of style – is key to enjoying some relaxing time out. Something to read, something to drink and maybe a snack or two and you can be all set for some dedicated ‘off time’. Here are a few designer items that can help with this…
Trays – such as this beautiful Bali Brass Tray by XL Boom (above) – are a reasonable enough place to start. After all, if you have a weekend planned reading, watching films or just chilling out to music, some offerings from the kitchen will always be most welcome. In that case, transportation via stylish tray will help to lift the mood as well as the snacks and drinks! Certainly a vital ingredient of the chilled out experience. This creation brings out its enticing and exotic Bali inspiration in clear view, with a luxurious and intricate finish designed to captivate and entrance.
Flicking through magazines is always a great way to relax. Unlike their online equivalents, print magazines have an old world glamour to them that many find inviting and comforting. A great home for them can be offered by the Gazette Magazine Rack by Umbra. The minimalist ash wood piece provides a beautifully smart way to store reading material that looks great in bedroom, study or living room. Getting a favourite monthly for a read on the sofa never looked so appealing.
In the heat of the summer, it’s pretty much a given that a cool drink tops most things. Serve up the refreshment in style with the raise a glass pitcher by Kate Spade. Adding a chic look to relaxing with drinks whether in the garden, on the balcony or in the living room, the pitcher brings a lovely look to the serving of drinks.
Also in the raise a glass series from Kate Spade are these beautiful highball glasses. Providing you and your guests with the highest level of taste and style, the acrylic melamine glasses are ideal for adding some highly defined pop-art sensibility to any event. Whether your entertaining, or simply chilling out in the living room, the glasses allow the presentation of drinks in attractive fashion. The striking design showcases a clear body surrounded by gold dots in the famous cool Kate Spade style.