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While I love my Los Angeles home, I am well aware of its limitations. Because our lot is irregularly shaped, narrowing in the back with a U-shaped space for recreating around a detached garage, it’s challenging to come up with seating solutions that keep everyone comfortable and connected in the space at the same time.
That’s why Villa’s super-modular construction appealed to me right off the bat — as did the promise of fast, free shipping, which even got my new lounge set to my yard in time for a last-minute mid-summer party. I hoped it would be a great way to dress up our yard for company — especially at a time when widespread drought has required us to limit our water usage, to the detriment of our once-green lawn.
Villa’s website is streamlined and straightforward. Because the inventory is tightly curated, it didn’t take endless scrolling (which invariably results in analysis paralysis) for me to narrow down the choices and identify the best one for my space.
Villa offers two main furniture ranges — All Weather Wicker and Rustproof Aluminum. I chose the rustproof aluminum, going for the Parker Aluminum Sectional Set with Coffee Table. I chose this option for the way it matched our existing dining set. For the same reason, I picked cushions in the Sunbrella cast shale, a light sandy hue, over the deep taupe olefin.
Because the set is so modular, I figured it would give me plenty of options for rearranging throughout the yard as our needs change with the type of company we’re inviting or how we’re using our outdoor furnishings.
Villa's modular design makes it easy to rearrange for any outdoor setting, activity, or occasion — perfect for modern life at home.
The rustproof aluminum frame has been powder coated with a hand-applied wood grain texture (so I was surprised how well it matched my existing wooden dining set). I chose the Sunbrella cushions for the color and also for the brand’s reputation for enduring quality in all weather. The cushions are filled with high-density foam, which is designed to help them last and last as they soften with use. Stains can be cleaned just with mild soap and water.
The 100-percent rustproof aluminum and powder-coated frame has a protective chip-free finish designed to prevent fading, and the cushions are covered in olefin or Sunbrella performance fabrics. Standing behind this quality construction, Villa guarantees the frames’ integrity for up to three years; the olefin cushion fabric for up to a year; and Sunbrella’s warranty lasts a full five years.
I ordered the set just days before a small 4th of July party that my family decided to host at the last minute. We knew we didn’t have adequate seating for the families we’d invited, and we were pleasantly surprised when our new set actually made it to our home with plenty of time to spare.
The driver came with a partner, and both men carefully brought each piece into our yard. They offered to set it up exactly where and how we wanted it — truly a white-glove delivery service — but since we weren't sure exactly how and where we’d want to set it up, we opted to finish up the setup ourselves later.
This turned out to be extremely easy to do. Each piece of the modular set assembles using a single bolt, which screws in by hand without difficulty. We spent plenty of time moving it around to our tastes in our awkward-shaped space, but the actual assembly took just minutes.
The sofa seating is comfortable as can be. The overstuffed cushions and generously sized sectionals are by far the most comfortable seating options we’ve ever had in our yard. And it feels substantial; right off the bat, you can see and feel that the set didn’t come from any interchangeable big box store. This one is clearly sturdy and made to last.
The sofa seating is comfortable as can be. The overstuffed cushions and generously sized sectionals are by far the most comfortable seating options we’ve ever had in our yard.
Because I picked a set that also came with a coffee table as well as two additional ottomans, there are plenty of ways to configure and reconfigure the set throughout our space as needed — with generous seating for seven.
Our 1936 home is done in the Spanish revival style (as are most of the homes in our historic neighborhood), so I wondered if this traditional-looking set would work in our space. But because the style is so versatile and transitional, in neutral hues, it fits in just fine with a wide range of decor.
I have school-aged twins, who are hardly known for their light touch around delicate objects — or any objects, for that matter. Plus, our holiday party had as many kids as it had adults (not to mention a large, excited puppy). But our new furniture set came out of its first major event totally unscathed by guests of any age (or species!).
While the site says stains can be removed with soap and water, I haven’t had a need to try that yet — even after a barbecue with plenty of colored drinks and markers for kids’ coloring pages. I watched as water or drinks beaded off the cushions, and I simply swiped it off with my palm.
The Parker aluminum sectional set is completely comfortable, with several guests even remarking on it. The cushions are firm — but not unpleasantly so — and the brand says this is by design, meant to soften over time with continued use.
The delivery came right at the scheduled time from a third-party driver, who brought a partner to help unload. The pair took their time carefully carrying each piece from the truck directly into our backyard.
They offered to set it up fully, but we declined this last step as we wished to mull where exactly we were going to put it. This final assembly on our part was easy and quick, with just a few bolts and lightweight furniture pieces that are easily moved around.
Villa offers purpose-driven modular designs for real people with real backyards where they need to live, entertain, play and enjoy. Villa’s outdoor furniture is stylish, flexible and easy-to-care-for. Made with the same high-quality, durable, reliable, and trend-forward designs that SunVilla (its parent company) is known for, Villa reveals the possibilities of any patio space with thoughtful modular designs.Endlessly modular, tool-free (or no assembly required), eco-friendly materials. Plus, free shipping.
Everyone has different needs from their outdoor spaces. SunVilla launched Villa to meet the needs of real people with real backyards. From small terraces to large backyards, Villa's modular furniture can adapt to the enviroment and help create a stylish, comfortable backyard space for fun, entertaining and relaxing the summer weekends away.
I’ve loved having Villa’s Parker aluminum set and I only wish I’d thought to get it sooner. It really revamps my irregularly shaped backyard set with totally modular seating options that we can easily move around as we need. With top quality-construction and Sunbrella fabric, I expect this set to hold up well for years to come, even with our rough-and-tumble family usage. I’d recommend the set to any of my friends — and in fact, during the yard party where the set made its debut, I already have!
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