So here we are, officially in 'Summer'. Did the weather not get the memo?
Despite the miserable conditions outside, I'm still daydreaming of spending balmy evenings on the patio with a chilled glass of fizz, and one piece of furniture that epitomises outdoor living for me is the Acapulco chair.
In the 1950s Acapulco was the destination for the jet set. A favourite holiday spot for the Rat Pack and other Hollywood stars it quickly became Mexico's most famous beach resort.
This design classic came to prominence during that time although the creator is unknown. Now synonymous with mid-century design, the original has spawned many imitations in all manner of colours and patterns.
Above is the Anora String garden chair, £120 from Graham & Green. I love this multi-coloured version but it also comes available individually in pink, turquoise or white.
These lovely grey versions are £125 from Cox and Cox and are woven from high quality plastic set around a strong metal frame.
The Acapulco chair is a very versatile piece, being just as suited to indoor use and will work in any scheme.
They look great in a kid's room (mini versions are available - totes adorbs!!):
Or how about this zingy yellow one?
Even in winter the Acapulco chair still looks stylish and cosy - just add a sheepskin throw for total snugness!
My personal favourite, however, has to be this rocker version. Outside in the sun or indoors in front of a roaring fire, it's a year-round lounger!
So, whatever the weather, I'll be going loco for the Acapulco and there'll be no such thing as staying too long!