Beached Baby: Set up a luxurious, cocooned outdoor escape

OCT 20, 2015 | By Jaina Chandwany
Create a cosy breakfast corner with wicker seating, comfy cushions and fresh flowers for company.
Photography by Amit Mehra, Styling by Sonia Dutt.

What if the cool, crisp air and greenery of South East Asia, were closer to you than you thought? Transport yourself without using up your travel miles – create an escape capsule similar to this balcony in a nature embracing New Delhi home.First you need to set up a reading corner; opt for a hammock or even a cosy seater, like this cocooning wicker seat/swing. Go solo, for some peace and quiet or station a pair for sweet romantic symmetry.
If luxury is right up your alley, match the organic muteness with sharp bursts of colour. Bright hued silk cushions and fresh seasonal flowers in a bowl or vase should do the trick.
Our tip: Grey granite flooring, deep brown side tables and big black pots holding thick foliage can create the impression of a refined contemporary cove. Always keep a foldable butler tray handy, just in case your stomach craves an impromptu brunch…or a Mai Tai.