Perhaps the world’s most luxurious Easter eggs are the jewel-encrusted collectors items first created by legendary jeweller Fabergé for the Russian royal family in the 19th century. You may not have the budget for a Fabergé egg, but adding pieces with soft curves to your home or garden is a great alternative to straight edges. Jo Fernández has found five egg-shaped home and garden ideas that will look absolutely Fabergé ...
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A mid-century modern design classic, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, from €5,770, made from Italian leather and aluminium, comes in a variety of finishes from tan leather to soft grey wool. Featured in homes and The SAS Radisson Blue (then called the SAS Royal Copenhagen) in Jacobsen’s’ native Denmark, it’s much copied, so if you want an original beware of brands saying ‘inspired by’ as Fritz Hansen now produces it.
Aquatica Spoon 2 freestanding egg-shaped bath comes in a few colour combinations, but we like the Japanese-styled graphite matte black version, £9,553. It’s a bit pricey for an Easter gift, but if you’re planning on an investment piece for your bathroom, this may well be the one. Made from a composite called NeroX™ developed for functionality, stain resistance and durability.
The Egg Cordless Lamp, £38.50, is an easy way to add atmosphere to your home or garden. Creating a soft, ambient glow, these cute LED lights last for 24 hours once charged and are waterproof, if the weather doesn’t behave. They are also dimmable for late night drinks on the terrace. Bliss.
It’s springtime and our gardens are in bloom. Time to buy a gracefully oval vase to put your flowers in like this blue and Slick Oval vase from Heal's, from £49. In blue and purple tones, which flow around the attractive egg shape, available in large and small, it will enhance any table this Easter.
Egg-shaped or teardrop-shaped seats have a cocooning effect. Lounging in this slim black hanging chair by Cox & Cox, £399, you’ll find it hard to do anything but. Made from metal with a faux rattan wrap with padded cushion and headrest, it’s practical and good looking for any outside or indoor spaces, from gardens and terraces to conservatories and living rooms.