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Posted by Linda Merrill | Jun 22, 2012

Finding the Perfect Chaise Lounge

Interior designer Linda Merrill of Surroundings helps you choose a chaise lounge for stylish comfort.

The Alyssa Canvas Macaw Green Chaise from Overstock.comThe lazy days of summer are hard upon us and there’s nothing like the feeling of napping and lounging out in the great outdoors. Whether in your own backyard under the trees or on a custom concrete pool deck, the freedom to relax and just “be” begins to beckon. Here are eight great chaise lounges that are perfect for summer dreamin’:

Surf 3-piece Chase Set by Leisure Select: Ride the wave on the Surf Chaise set. The set includes two modern and curvy chaises and glass topped side table. The base of the chaises and table feature a woven resin wicker wrapped around a weatherproof aluminum frame. The set comes with all weather cushions in off-white. $1,199.99

Double Multi-Position Chaise Lounge from Overstock: This cozy and romantic Double Chaise comes in a classic black wrought iron finish and has multiple positions for reading and eating to snoozing in the sun. Cushions (sold separately) are made from easy care UV-resistant fabric in a collection of mix and match patterns. Use indoors or outdoors. $324.99

Hempstead Single Chaise from Pottery Barn: The Hempstead Chaise is built of premium teak, a dense wood that is a great choice for outdoor furniture. This four-position chaise has the classic look of those found on the great passenger ships of yesteryear. A thick cushion (sold separately) comes in a multitude of fabric choices from colorful solids to jaunty stripes. Choose from versatile outdoor canvas or all-weather proof Sunbrella® fabrics. Up to: $1,660.00

Fiesta Outdoor Sun Lounger from Allegro Classics: Highly portable and totally mod, the Fiesta Outdoor Sun Lounger is made of weather resistant resin. This chaise is at home on a city street or in the shade of a sand dune. Comes in a choice of twelve bright and cheery colors. $895.00

Summer Garden Chaise Lounge from Houser: The Summer Garden Chaise has the plush elegance of an old fashioned chaise yet the shape of something much more modern. All-weather wicker is softly aged looking and is UV stable and can be cleaned with a garden hose. The plush cushions come in a wide selection of patterns and colors and are made from hi-density, weather resistant fibers for use outdoors. Perfect for both sunrooms and exposed patios. Price on request.

Alyssa Canvas Macaw Green Outdoor Chaise from Overstock: The Alyssa Outdoor Chaise is generously oversized for comfortable lounging. The sturdy metal frame has a powder coated gray finish and is sleek and minimalist. The Sunbrella® macaw (lime) green fabric is bright enough not to fade away on a bright day nor will it fade under the harsh sun. $409.99

 Outdoor Circular Chaise from Horchow: The Outdoor Circular chaise is most definitely a showstopper. Sink into the depths of this outdoor sofa and you’ll be napping away in no time. The bright yellow round cushion sits atop a woven wicker chair made of aluminum. $3,795.00

Portofino Outdoor Chaise from Z Gallerie: The Portofino Chaise comes in a white or black vinyl wicker, woven in a classic basket weave pattern over a 100% rust resistant frame. The vinyl “wicker” is mildew and UV resistant and the white cushion is also 100% stain and water-resistant. $749.99

Linda Merrill is an interior designer who works with Boston-area carpenters on custom design projects for clients of her design business, Surroundings.

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