Double Chaises & Daybeds

Mirabella Double Chaise by Caluco
Significant home improvements do not always require a contractor or a landscaper.  In the case of a small 400 square foot porch, a comfortable living space is added to the home once properly furnished.  Beyond its diminutive size, it has many openings and awkward angles.  It is important to take accurate measurements before furnishing such a space.  The space is accessed both from the master suite and from the main living area of the home.  Understanding how the space will be used in addition to its relationship to interior spaces is relevant.  Good questions the do-it-yourself designer will ask include:  Will it be used as a lounge, a dining room or a meditation space?  When will the space be used?  What activities do the users of the space like to do outside?  Which interior rooms connect to the space?  Answers to these questions will help the designer perfect a design.

Option 1
In response to users who want to rest outside rain or shine and using one of the latest trends in outdoor furniture the daybed or double chaise, one design option is to furnish the space as an outdoor lounge or bedroom.  What is especially nice about eh double chaise is that in warmer seasons, it can actually function as an extra bedroom for guests or an exciting location for a kids' sleepover.  The contemporary, minimalistic, aluminum design of the Mirabella Double Chaise by Caluco has a contemporary sculptural quality that I find aesthetically appealing.  The double chaise is a great place to lounge, visit, read, nap or just watch the rain.
Mirabella Double Chaise by Caluco
Mirabella End Table by Caluco

Mirabella Bar Table by Caluco
The sculptural quality of the collection is particularly evident in the Mirabella Pedestal 42" Square Bar Table.  The dark wicker table top ties into some of the more traditional furnishings of the same hue inside the home.  The bar table has to functions on thi small porch.  Typically, the table is to be tucked back in the corner of the porch next to the hot tub where it is used for things like holding towels and drinks.  When there is an event or party, the table can be pulled out into the main space of the porch and used as a bar table with holding appetizers for mingling guests. 
I have several pieces by Caluco including umbrellas and sofas, they are all quality pieces, moderately priced.  Other contemporary Caluco collections include the Grace Collection.
After putting all of the measurements into an AutoCAD drawing, the generously scaled double chaise would not be accomodated by the small porch. 
On to Option 2.
Photographs Courtesy of http://www.caluco.com/

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