I may live in sunny California, but I haven’t forgotten what it was like to grow up in New Jersey, where winter often dragged on well into March … and sometimes into April. Oh, how I longed for summer and its hot days filled with the lazy rattle of cicadas and balmy nights spent sipping cocktails under a canopy of stars.
My dad would take the lawn furniture out of hibernation around the time the cherry blossoms bloomed, giving it a good cleaning in time for the first marginally warm day, when we would bundle up under blankets with a good book and an iced tea as an early celebration of summer’s return.
Here in California, winters may be shorter and milder, but I still look forward to bringing the cushions out of storage to be enjoyed well into fall. I also love the way my new state’s warmer, drier climate lends itself to more modern, spa-like exteriors, taking inspiration from Palm Springs and the tech-influenced modernism cropping up all over San Francisco.
With that in mind, here are eight elegant modern chaise longues (sometimes called chaise lounges) for your summer daydreams.