Witty concrete furniture and accessories instantly set the scene for a contemporary garden.

For a potting shed with edge, add a designer bench, swap your classic statuary for 2-D art and mix up your simple terracotta pots with modern geometric pieces.

This ingenious straw bale seat sums up the modern country vibe perfectly.

Long hot days are for kicking back – meaning more time to cosy up on a cool lounger made for two.

We all need to escape from time to time – a romantic swinging seat is the perfect place to unwind.

A mismatched group of outdoor chairs creates an impromptu party vibe.

Photography: Paul Massey

Styling: Hannah Franklin