Sculptural and striking garden seat!

Really cool and purty garden seat in my Bloom 2011 show garden - clothes from Arnotts, flowers from Austen flowers  if you are wondering

Really cool and purty garden seat in my Bloom 2011 show garden – clothes from Arnotts, flowers from Austen flowers if you are wondering

When I first saw the images of these steel garden seats on Alex Moore’s website: www.mooredesigns.co.uk, I just had to have one in my show garden at Bloom 2011!  With such an impressive catalogue of designs and some of them having already featured at the Chelsea flower show, I knew it was time to bring one of these hot benches to Ireland.  After all, I was simply looking for a funky, modern bench or seat to contrast with the more rustic backdrop of the impressive Liscannor stone slabs, so this bench fitted the bill perfectly.

What could be more of a contrast than a loud orange seat in a cool contemporary design?

Add Tina, the moss-lady from Austen flowers, and a beautiful model courtesy of the Arnott’s fashion show and we had visitors literally straining at the  perimter rope!

I think a stylish seat or a bench can be used as a focal point in the garden, whether traditional or contemporary in style.  And it does not have to be an expensive feature; it just has to look right.

My funky orange garden seat against a soft green backdrop.

My funky orange garden seat against a soft green backdrop. A focal point in the garden.

Luckily for me, my zingy orange bench has found a home in my own garden.  I think it looks great against the green back-drop.  It really stands-out, on its own, and is visible from the kitchen window so visitors can’t wait to get out in to the garden and try it out – after all Kathryn Thomas (presenter of The Voice Ireland) has sat on it too!

Kathyrn Thomas checking out my garden seat and getting to know Tina from Austen Flowers!

Kathyrn Thomas checking out my garden seat and getting to know Tina from Austen Flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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