It may have been the longest winter ever, with spring barely making an appearance. With summer making its way to us (fingers crossed), it’s the perfect time to think about creating your own outdoor sanctuary.

So where do you start? With plants, lights and seating arrangements usually taking the credit, there’s only one thing you need to make that first summer statement. Adding colour, character and some much needed shade, a pretty parasol is the way to go.

We’re delighted to share East London Parasol Company’s 2018 collection of flamboyant garden parasols, giving us a fabulous and colourful centerpiece to any garden, event, pool and terrace.

This season’s collection bursts with vibrant colours, opulent detail and a dash of luxury. With an assortment of creams, greens, vibrant oranges, and what we think of as every shade of pink, these are the prettiest parasols we’ve seen in a while.

The patterns also deserve some attention, with palm print, gypsy, peacock, and chevrons making a summer splash. We all know that detail matters, and with metallic tassels, fringes and hand carved wood, nothing’s gone unnoticed.

Handmade by artisans who favor traditional techniques, these particular outdoor accessories from East London Parasol Company are crafted to detail to produce contemporary designs.

One of our favourites comes directly from Bali. A pale pink parasol, hand painted in silver with hand carved wood and tinkling silver fringes really stole our attention. The sunkissed LA babe in all of us can’t wait to hide beneath it with our sunnies and summer book.

Influenced by global customs, trends and traditions, the company works with natives of India and Bali to create a piece of outdoor luxury. Each product also has the option of matching cushions, printed on the finest cotton and filled with duck down.

As if we didn’t love them enough already, each parasol is named after a soul singer or legend. We personally can’t wait to introduce our friends to our new garden divas, Cher and Whitney, and let them add some much needed theatricality to picnics and other alfresco get-togethers.




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