Casual Dining – The Perfect Compromise

Casual Dining – The Perfect Compromise

When thinking of purchasing garden furniture, your opinions may clash over wanting a rattan corner sofa for relaxation but needing a dining set for outdoor eating. With our casual rattan corner sof...
Alexander Francis Garden Furniture Does Bake Off

Alexander Francis Garden Furniture Does Bake Off

After a busy season selling our lovely rattan garden furniture the Alexander Francis team go straight into preparations for 2017. However, we aren’t just about garden furniture. Company culture is ...
Up Close and Personal: Our Gardens Part 2

Up Close and Personal: Our Gardens Part 2

About Our Gardens Our gardens are important to us. We recently posted about our Accounts Manager, winning herself first place in a local gardening competition. Next up is our Operations Director wh...
New Trend – Outdoor Rugs

New Trend – Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor Rugs Outdoor rugs seem to be the new trend to hit the market. After researching it is apparent why this idea could become popular. These days our gardens are being used to its full potentia...
Should I Choose Rattan Garden Furniture?

Should I Choose Rattan Garden Furniture?

When we talk about rattan we mean PE resin rattan which is a synthetic material rather than natural rattan which is a tropical palm. Natural rattan is prone to damage from the element which drastic...
3 Reasons Your Grass Looks Terrible (And What You Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Your Grass Looks Terrible (And What You Can Do About It)

While we may dream of low maintenance lush green lawns with cut in stripes, the reality of having such a lawn without the right care may be unobtainable unless you opt for an artificial lawn. Prope...
5 Stunning Outdoor Rattan Corner Sofa Sets

5 Stunning Outdoor Rattan Corner Sofa Sets

Our Top 5 Outdoor Rattan Corner Sofa Sets 1. Got Space? Try The HUGE Milano Rattan Corner Sofa Our Milano outdoor rattan corner sofa sets are stunning, it’s the largest one we sell measuring 420 ...

Do I Need A Garden Furniture Cover?

All of our rattan outdoor furniture is, as the name suggests, designed to be left outdoors all year round and still look good as new every summer. Many customers ask us if they need a garden furnit...
Get Inspired! 4 Amazing Garden Design Ideas

Get Inspired! 4 Amazing Garden Design Ideas

We receive photos from our customers every week and we’re green with envy at their beautiful gardens. As a result we’ve gathered together a collection of some amazing garden design ideas. Showcasin...
Grey Fabric Outdoor Sofa – A Sneak Peek

Grey Fabric Outdoor Sofa – A Sneak Peek

Our new exclusive Veneto grey fabric outdoor sofa and Verona charcoal rattan range, designed to create functional, stylish furniture with a modern edge. Veneto Incorporating an arctic white powder ...
Comfortable Garden Furniture Guaranteed – Design Team Review

Comfortable Garden Furniture Guaranteed – Design Team Review

The sun is beating down on your garden. You can think of nothing better than having your comfortable bed or sofa right there in that sunny spot. To be able to stretch out in comfortable bliss, brea...
Up Close And Personal: Our Gardens

Up Close And Personal: Our Gardens

At Alexander Francis we are passionate about enhancing outdoor living spaces and we thought it would be nice for our customers to get to know a bit more about our colleague’s gardens. First up we h...
Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2016

2015 saw Marsala emerge as the face of Pantone’s colour of the year, its rich, earthy tones fitting perfectly in the home and garden. Ideal for creating a cosy corner of your garden or even a Moro...
How our Splash-Proof Cushions Work

How our Splash-Proof Cushions Work

Our Splash-Proof Cushions Covers   Our managing director, Lee, demonstrates how to deal with spilled drinks on seat cushions in our latest video. Our splash-proof seat and back cushion covers on o...
Tuscany brown rattan outdoor Dining Sets Photo Shoot

Tuscany brown rattan outdoor Dining Sets Photo Shoot

Our Dining Sets Photo Shoot We spent the day in our photography studio with our contemporary brown rattan Outdoor Dining Sets from our Tuscany range. Comprised of 6 seat and 8 seat table and chair ...
Calabria Grey Rattan Garden Furniture – Our Videos

Calabria Grey Rattan Garden Furniture – Our Videos

Latest garden furniture videos In the latest of our garden furniture videos is the Calabria grey rattan garden furniture range in the spotlight in one of our photoshoots. Because of its popularity ...
Garden Furniture Videos from Alexander Francis

Garden Furniture Videos from Alexander Francis

We’re in the processing of adding brand new videos showcasing our latest outdoor garden furniture products. Subscribe to our YouTube channel   You can find all our of our latest videos on our You...
Tuscany Black Rattan Garden Sofa is Back at Alexander Francis

Tuscany Black Rattan Garden Sofa is Back at Alexander Francis

Black rattan garden sofas that transform your outdoor space. Hand weaved in smoky black textured rattan giving a contemporary take on our Tuscany Collection. A whole new look for the brown rattan ...
Grey Rattan Sofa Set for Outdoor Spaces – Review of Calabria

Grey Rattan Sofa Set for Outdoor Spaces – Review of Calabria

First of all we’re very excited to about our Calabria grey rattan sofa set collection. Here’s some more detail about this popular sofa set. First introduced in 2014, the Calabria grey rattan sofa ...
Black Rattan Garden Sofa Set – Tuscany Gets a Makeover

Black Rattan Garden Sofa Set – Tuscany Gets a Makeover

Our Tuscany brown rattan collection was the very first sofa set designed at Alexander Francis. Since then we’ve expanded our range of furniture to include the smoky black Siena range, the natural l...

Modern Garden Furniture Daybed

Read more about why our Alexander Francis modern garden daybed has been popular for many years. We’ve put together a review of this piece of furniture based on feedback from customers and our own ...
Large Light Brown Rattan Sofa Set – My Review of the Milano

Large Light Brown Rattan Sofa Set – My Review of the Milano

We’re still clinging on to the last few weeks of summer with promising weather reports for warm weather through September. I’m desperately making the most of my garden, especially since I added two...

1001 Things To Do With Your Pallet

Recycled pallets are all over Pinterest and other DIY home projects websites. They can be turned into so many things and add a real vintage touch to a home or garden. Our furniture is delivered on ...
Low Maintenance Rattan Garden Furniture – Cleaning Tips

Low Maintenance Rattan Garden Furniture – Cleaning Tips

Low maintenance rattan garden furniture is perfect for any outdoor space.  Buy quality PE resin rattan, which is the synthetic rattan, then there’s very little maintenance to clean your rattan gard...
Large Garden Daybeds – Palm Springs

Large Garden Daybeds – Palm Springs

Large garden daybeds, deep blue sky and tall willowy palm trees. These stunning photos are from two of our customers Mark and Rob who have two of our luxurious large garden Tuscany daybeds in their...
What Colour Rattan Should I Choose?

What Colour Rattan Should I Choose?

Grey, black, brown…..which colour rattan garden furniture is right for you? There’s a lot of choice on the market at the moment and it can be hard choosing the right colour. Sometimes it’s just dow...
First Designs of Our New Home

First Designs of Our New Home

We’re all getting very excited in the office about our brand new home. We’re in the process of moving to new offices and warehouse (bigger and better) which is being designed by Ignition. The first...
Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone has released its colour of the year for 2014 as ‘Radiant Orchid’ which Pantone describes as “an invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, whi...
Rattan Furniture for Patios and Decking Areas

Rattan Furniture for Patios and Decking Areas

Choosing the right rattan furniture for your patio or decking area depends on a few factors to make sure you get the perfect piece for your space. Colour Whether it’s a patio or decking you want to...
Small Rattan Sofa Sets – Furniture for Smaller Gardens

Small Rattan Sofa Sets – Furniture for Smaller Gardens

Having a small garden doesn’t have to limit the type of garden furniture that you can have.Some rattan sofa sets can be quite large, like our Tuscany sofa set for example, and needs a lot of space....
The Evenings Are Getting Dark….Lighting For Your Garden

The Evenings Are Getting Dark….Lighting For Your Garden

The evenings are drawing in and getting darker and the clocks go back this Sunday. Just because your garden is dark by the time you get home, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. We’ve been spending t...
Bristol Charity: Children’s Scrapstore

Bristol Charity: Children’s Scrapstore

Whilst sorting through our warehouse we found a collection of cushion covers and other materials which we are unable to sell. Looking for ways we could recycle these materials, our manager Karen fo...

Our First Company Video – Interview with the Managing Director

Alexander Francis’ Managing Director Lee Adams talks about who we are, what we do and how it all began. From designing our furniture, crafting the perfect rattan material and choosing fabric for t...
Friday Afternoon in the Sun Shooting a Video

Friday Afternoon in the Sun Shooting a Video

We recently spent a beautiful, sunny friday afternoon in our Managing Director’s back garden in Bristol shooting a video for Alexander Francis. Lee has a lovely garden which features our Milano so...
PRESS RELEASE: Facebook Day Bed Giveaway…We Have a WINNER!

PRESS RELEASE: Facebook Day Bed Giveaway…We Have a WINNER!

Press Release Friday 31st May 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONE LUCKY FAN WINS AN £895 RATTAN GARDEN DAYBED Alexander Francis ran a Facebook competition and has given away a luxury garden rattan day b...
Press Release Alexander Francis Featured in Daily Express

Press Release Alexander Francis Featured in Daily Express

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9 May 2013 Contact: Kayla MarattyTel. 0117 325 5247, Int +44 (0)117 325 5247 Ext.349Email: marketing@alexander-francis.co.uk ALEXANDER FRANCIS SUN LOUNGER FEATURED IN DAILY EX...

Facebook Day Bed Giveaway Winner

We recently ran a competition on our Facebook page where one lucky fan would WIN our Tuscany rattan day bed worth £895. We announced the winner 31st May as Suzanne Drummond from County Durham. Suza...
Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s colour of the year 2012

Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s colour of the year 2012

Around this time every year the colour experts reveal their new colour trends and Pantone have announced their new colour of the year, Tangerine Tango. Tangerine Tango, a vibrant reddish orange, pr...