Summer Getaway: Quiet Nooks to Enjoy Favorite Books

There’s nothing like stealing a quiet summer afternoon to escape deep into a good book. And whether it takes you to the Italian coast, or into the busy kitchen of a famous chef, Grandin Road offers a few suggestions on where to begin—the perfect place to sit and let the adventure unfold.

Summer Style Points: The Sanibel Chaise Lounge Chair and Side Table

Full-length comfort and the very unexpected, coastal resort style of all-weather, moisture-resistant polyethylene wicker. Notice the graceful arms that seamlessly meld into the side rails? Paired with a copy of Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century (a study from Chanel to Dior), you become more refined, sitting poolside, by the minute.

Summer Romance: Our Floating Pool Chair

Whether it’s in the pool or sitting on the deck, it’s stuffed with buoyant polystyrene beads that hug each curve of your body, perfect for lounging the day away in the sun with some fiction… maybe a romantic tale of star-crossed lovers? When the pages heat up, you’re close enough to the water to jump in for a cool down.

Inside, Outside: Our Glen Arbor Collection

Sink into the absolute comfort of a fully upholstered living room set—made to be enjoyed out of doors. Deep, quick-dry cushioning is wrapped in industry-best Sunbrella® fabric to resist UV-fading, mold, and mildew. And when you bring together the sofa and a couple of chairs, it’s ready to share with friends. Before they arrive, curl up and dig deep into a good cookbook for some summer recipe suggestions. Think comfort food.

Room for More than One: The Ava Chair and a Half and Ottoman

It’s big enough for almost two, so grab a little friend, put up your feet, and pick up a stack of Dr. Seuss. And, while you’re at it, throw in a plate of green eggs and ham, too—our Ava Collection slipcovered pieces are not only ultra-cozy, but are available in stain-repelling LiveSmart® Peyton fabric. Life-friendly.

Dreamy: Our Belmont Leather Recliner

At day’s end, grab your book and slide into this pushback recliner, made from supple top-grain, aniline leather. Simply push it back and get cozy. Soft from day one. And built to accommodate your imagination. Maybe the biography of Amelia Earhart, or Beryl Markham’s West with the Night? (P.S. Stay tuned for an expanded selection of gorgeous pushback recliners from Grandin Road, coming this fall!)

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