dromsk plant pot ikeaBest Outdoor Planter

We’re loving the gorgeous texture—and affordability—of Ikea’s new Drömsk plant pots (from $2). Designer Henrik Preutz used a reactive glazing technique to achieve the dreamy indigo colour on these stoneware planters. ikea.ca

loll fresh air round tableBest Outdoor Table

Loll’s new Fresh Air round table ($1,305) is made of durable high-density polyethylene that comes from recycled milk jugs—the containers are white-ish, which makes them a great blank canvas for Loll’s vibrant colours. eq3.com

amai outdoor furniture systemBest Outdoor Furniture System

This outdoor dining lifesaver is called Amai, which is a Flemish expression for “wow.” The wow-worthy new furniture system from Extremis (from $5,180) consists of an adjustable tabletop between two A-frame supports, and a retractable canopy for extra-sunny days. steelcase.com

rope lantern setBest Lanterns

There’s enough light for everyone when the Rope lantern set ($249) comes to party. The geometric cut-outs in this trio are designed to look pretty with or without candlelight shining through, so they’re great decor day or night. inspirationfurniture.ca

linge roset lapel chairBest Outdoor Chair

Look familiar? Ligne Roset’s Lapel outdoor chair ($1,201) was inspired by the collar of a coat or shirt. There haven’t been too many opportunities to dress up lately—this woven armchair definitely wore it best. livingspace.com

suave sectional ginger jarBest Outdoor Sectional

The Suave sectional (from $8,736 per section) is made using injected polyurethane, making it super water-resistant (and ready for anything else the outdoors has to offer). Dutch designer Marcel Wanders aimed to create a calm, sensual vibe in this collection—mission accomplished. gingerjarfurniture.com

Editor's Picks: Best Summer Decor

botanical trivets graf lantzBotanical Trivets by Graf Lantz, from $14
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My favourite part of curating a space is adding those tiny finishing touches that make a big difference—and, especially in these times, that’s true for outdoor spaces, too. These botanical trivets not only protect the tabletop, they also provide a beautiful pop of colour and shape. The super-adorable aster, plumeria, banana leaf and monstera leaf designs are made with merino wool felt and Oeko-Tex certified dyes, and they’re totally biodegradable (not that you’d ever want to throw them away). —Alyssa Hirose, assistant editor