When we moved into our house, five years ago, our priority was very much on the interior of our home. Until last year our lawn was a mud bath and yet last Summer we made the decision to lay artificial grass and it was by far the best thing we ever did. Our plans for this Summer are currently underway to redesign our patio area so that we can enjoy lounging in the garden and, thanks to Desser, we are half way there!
Desser & Company Ltd, founded in 1919, is a family run business selling unique pieces that boast weather resilience and impeccable style in equal measures. With a range of luxury rattan garden furniture, they believe in creating usable, relaxing outdoor spaces and focus on both style and practicality. When Desser asked us to choose some garden furniture to review, faced with so many amazing products, it was such a difficult decision!
Eventually it was the Winchester Lavastone Dining Set which came out on top comprising of a 3-seater sofa, two chairs and two convenient dining stools, along with matching lavastone table. As a family of six it promised to give us ample seating for all of us to dine al fresco whilst still being luxurious enough to sit back and relax on afterwards.
Obviously our dining set will soon take pride of place on our patio but, for now, whilst the last of the patio is replaced, it fits perfectly on the lawn offering both shade and sunshine at various points throughout the day. The Winchester Lavastone Dining Set has so many amazing features –
- Showerproof fabrics (stored in a dry environment when not in use)
- UK manufactured cushions for quality and comfort
- Mould, UV and stain resistant fabrics
- Free delivery to any UK Mainland address (highlands and offshore islands POA)
- 2 year warranty
- Easy to clean furniture
- Frames can be left outside all year round
The rattan frames are both stylish and robust and designed in a way to really support your posture when dining or relaxing. I love the high backs and the arm rest, and the removable showerproof fabric cushions are so comfortable to sit back on!
Obviously living in the UK, even on the hottest days we are never too far from a rain shower, so the showerproof fabrics mean there is no mad panic to whip all the cushions off the chairs should that happen, which is a real bonus! With the frames perfectly fine to keep outside all year round, it makes for a really low maintenance dining set which should last for years to come. I also love how family friendly the fabrics are with spills easily mopped up and frames easily wiped down.
The matching lavastone table is such a good size and easily seats the six of us with the footstools doubling up as seats for the children. Throughout the summer we spend most of our time outdoors in the garden, particularly during mealtimes, and I think having this dining set is going to make such a huge difference to us this year.
My favourite thing about the Winchester Lavastone Dining Set is how versatile it is. Although we can use it as a dining set, we can also use each individual piece around our garden should we wish to do so. For now, whilst our patio is unfinished, we have found that the three seater makes the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sun early in the morning when the rest of our garden is still covered by shade.
The individual armchairs, although robust, can easily be moved around the garden and patio to position as and where you need them.
And the footstools can either be used to put your feet up to sit back and relax, or used as extra seats to the dining table.
For now our dining set is nicely shaded by the evening on the grass but when the set goes onto the patio we will need a parasol to keep the children protected from the sunshine. That said, the actual fabric is UV resistant so can be left in the sunshine with no concerns!
The Winchester Lavastone Dining Set retails at £1299 which, I’ll be honest, initially sounded like a lot when I saw the price tag. That said, now we have seen the quality for ourselves, as well as used the set in our garden, I can’t believe we hadn’t bought a well made, stylish, and comfortable furniture set for our garden sooner. I am so excited for all of the finishing touches to be done to the patio so we can enjoy a long (hopefully hot) summer enjoying our garden.
The lovely people at Desser are offering my readers a £100 discount on full price items on the website by entering the code 5DOVE at the checkout. ** You can visit the website and see the full range at www.outdoorliving.desser.co.uk
** Single Use Code. Code Only Valid on Full price items. Not valid on sale items. Not valid when using any other coupon. Code expired on 07/07/2019. Maximum discount £100 Applied.
Desser gifted us this furniture in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.