Father's Day

Get the large dining table outdoors for a perfect Father's Day

St Mawes Reclaimed Wood Garden Dining table and chairs outdoors

Instead of buying gifts for your dad this year, it is better to spend time together. Spend Father's Day with the whole family together and throw a party in the garden. Here are a few of our ideas to get your garden ready and some tasty food ideas. 

First things first, make sure you have somewhere to sit and find the perfect dining furniture for your garden. 

Adding some colour to your garden is always a good idea considering your outdoor space is mainly used in the summer months. The Oldman Slim Industrial Reclaimed Wood Garden Dining Set is a great option for an outdoor table which a little more character than a more traditional choice. The steel base can be left raw for a rustic, industrial look or can be powder coated in any colour from a choice of 50. Perfect for adding a playful twist to a reclaimed wood table.

The matching benches look great with the table, but if you need to get more people around the table, you could always add a few coloured dining chairs in a coordinating or contrasting colour, whatever your heart desires!

If you have lots of family, go for a large dining table like the St Mawes Garden Table in Reclaimed Teak. The wood dining table has an ingenious middle panel which can be removed to fill with ice and drinks - perfect on Father's Day for filling with your dad's favourite beers. 

If you have some extra patio space in your garden, an outdoor sofa is a fantastic addition. The Harting Rattan Garden Sofa Set is the ultimate in sophisticated outdoor entertaining and perfect for a chilled Father's Day sitting and playing games. 

If you have less space, the St Mawes Reclaimed Wood Round Bar Table Set is also a great option. Sit and chat with your dad, beer in hand, or enjoy breakfast together on one of the comfortable wooden stools. If you are doing breakfast, start the day of right with something healthy yet delicious. Crisp ham and egg cups are easy to cook and ready in no time, but are sure to impress dad. 

With a larger family gathering, lamb kebabs are a must. They are quick to cook so you can spend more time with family, and can be paired with almost anything; salad, wedges, cous cous or with other BBQ foods. 

Alternatively, go for something infused with your dad's favourite tipple. The sweet and spicy beer can chicken would make a really different take on roast chicken if your dad loves beer. Alternatively, whiskey burgers are something a little different if you are treating your family to a Father's Dad BBQ. 

To find the perfect garden furniture, take a look at the Modish Living website or get in touch with one of our team members.

The ultimate must-have gifts for Fathers Day

Make Dad delirious on Father’s Day with the ultimate must-have gifts

There are times when a dull sweater or a tedious tie simply won’t be enough, especially when you want to say a special thank you to a special dad. Father’s Day is on June 18th, and if you’re looking to go the extra mile with your chosen gift we have some luxurious offerings which may just prove to be the highlight of his year.

If Dad’s an aficionado of the grape, the glorious Cotswold Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack Sideboard represents the perfect gift. The wine rack section holds up to 28 bottles, and with a couple of drawers and a cabinet there’s plenty of room for glasses, corkscrews, coasters and anything else that might need to be stowed away. If he needs a little more bottle space, the exquisite Chedworth Natural Wood Wine Rack holds 32 bottles, and it adds to any dining room furniture collection.

In the summer months, nothing beats entertaining friends al fresco, and the sumptuous St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler in Reclaimed Teak will keep everyone as cool as cucumbers on even the hottest days. Garden furniture always makes a welcome gift, but on Father’s Day giving reclaimed garden furniture with added wow factor will never be forgotten. And if Dad fancies himself as the next Jamie Oliver, the sublime Deli Wooden Board and Tray Set will make the occasion even better.

Deli Wooden Board and Tray Set

Give Dad the gift of total relaxation this year

Of course, some dads like nothing more than a chance to get away from it all with the daily paper or a good book, and when they have the finest leather furniture to hand they’ll always want to linger longer. The superb Caesar Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchair is a classic example of the finest leather furniture, and if the man of the moment gets this for Father’s Day he’ll be thrilled.

Alternatively, how about giving Dad a chance to unwind in style after every hard day with some quality time spent in the Triumph Cerato Brown Leather Armchair? The elegant styling makes it a genuine eye-catcher, and the chair itself is as comfortable as it looks, especially when combined with the matching Triumph Cerato Brown Leather Footstool, perfect for those long, lazy evenings we all love.

Triumph brown leather armchair with brown leather footstool

Home office furniture is always a good idea for any busy dad, and the magnificent Aviator Keeler Wing Desk Chair has to be seen to be believed. A distinctive design classic which harks back to the golden age of aviation, this is modern office furniture with more than a little bit extra. Beautifully made with aniline leather and sleek, rivetted aluminium, it will add a welcome touch of nostalgia to any office environment.

Aviator wing desk chair with leather

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Make your farmhouse dining room fit for a feast

Imagine inviting round family and friends for a fantastic meal that everyone loves, in a warm welcoming atmosphere that really brings everyone together. There are special times to celebrate – like a summer menu for a Father’s Day meal in June or a tasty menu for cold winter nights. You want a dining room that is stylish, practical and welcoming. And for us, there is only one style that pulls all this together – the farmhouse style.

Hoxton Rustic Oak Trestle Dining Table

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Basic Styling Principles of the Farmhouse Look

To get the farmhouse look, you need to know some basics of the style;

  • Wood – and lots of it! Wood should be the dominant material when it comes to furniture. For an authentic farmhouse look, opt for weathered or reclaimed wood.
  • Neutral colours – patterns and colours should be neutral as the modern farmhouse look is not all florals and checks.
  • Antique accessories – to add a greater sense of history to your farmhouse dining room, choose antiques to complement the reclaimed wood table.
  • Minimise clutter – the farmhouse look is all about simplicity so ditch the overly-fussy ornaments.

Find out more about the Farmhouse style on our blog here.

Creating a Welcoming Farmhouse Dining Room

Dining together is important for any family, with family get-togethers a fantastic way to enjoy each other’s company. To kit out your dining room in the farmhouse style, we have everything you need, as well as a few hints and tips…

Flooring

Start with the floor and our top tip is this: keep it simple. Choose a neutral carpet or consider reclaimed wood or weathered floorboards for a truly authentic feel to the room.

The Table

The dining furniture should be the centre of the room, both in its placement and its position in the whole design scheme. As you would expect, we have some great farmhouse-styled dining tables. A perfect example should be this rustic and delightfully appealing farmhouse dining table. Made from oak, it is both durable and strong, it has a style all its own, ideal for a farmhouse dining room setting.

Windsor Oak White Farmhouse Extending Dining Table for farmhouse dining room

For larger gatherings, you will need an extending dining table and we think this white-framed table does the job.

Dining Chairs and Benches

In olden times, the bench was commonplace at the dining table with the chair signifying the seat of power. The ‘head of the house’ sat in the chair at the head of the table and in more well-off families, a ‘spare’ dining chair was kept for guests.

In the farmhouse dining room, a bench is an ideal solution for squeezing guests around your table, with reclaimed dining chairs offering comfy places to sit and enjoy your feast. Mix and match, or opt for a cohesive look throughout your dining seats.

Bespoke Reclaimed Wood Pew Dining Chair pair for dining room

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Sideboards and Bookcases

Stay away from fussy china cabinets and instead opt for a practical but stylish wooden sideboard.

Cotswold Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack Sideboard

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Or opt for the majesty of the kitchen. As well as the weathered look of a reclaimed wooden dresser, we also have an all-white dresser in two sizes, perfect for the kitchen and the dining room.

Lighting and Accessories

Both of these should be kept simple, using distressed metal pendant lighting that works well in your space. With minimal clutter, we love adding tea-light holders to a farmhouse dining room, and this set of these elegant holders work perfectly.

Bella Ball Tea Light Holders (pack of 3)

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Simple yet stylish, welcoming yet functional - how will you create your farmhouse dining room?