Outdoor Living

5 Easy Steps to spruce up your Patio this Weekend

Patio decorating

Now that the warmer weather is here are you looking out at your patio or deck and wondering where to start?   We are going to help you turn your patio into a welcoming outdoor area where you will want to spend time entertaining your family and friends by adding gorgeous outdoor furnishings, cushions and […]

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Outdoor Fire pits

Cold winter nights call for a toasty warm fire.  If you haven’t got a fireplace in your home why not light a fire outside with an outdoor fire pit.  There’s something special about the glow of a wood fire, and for toasting marshmallows or smores. Image: Sullivan Design Studio Image: My Domaine Image: Luxe Want […]

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Garden Nook and Seating

Garden Nook and  Seating. Create a beautiful outdoor space to relax and unwind at home in your garden.  My garden is looking lush  and green this summer with all the rain we have had here in Melbourne.  I have planted a row of  luma hedges (The Tutu Guru)  with a row of boxed hedges (The Hedge)  in front, and […]

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Where to Buy Outdoor Cushions

On Wednesday, we explained why it is important to use outdoor fabric on cushions that are to be used outside, and we gave you some styling tips for arranging your outdoor cushion collection.  Today we have a list of the top places we have found to buy outdoor cushions or get them made. 1.   […]

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Summer Garden Party

A Summer Garden Party is an elegant way to celebrate any occasion.  There are many ways to make your garden look fabulous without spending too much money.  Bouquets of fresh flowers, decorating your trees or outdoor patio with fairy lights,  candles on tables,  and hang paper lanterns over your table or around your outdoor area. […]

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Outdoor Cushions

Outdoor Cushions styling

Outdoor cushions are a great way to decorate your outdoor space.  The Australian climate is harsh, and to ensure your cushions will last, it’s important to choose cushions made from specially treated outdoor fabric. Images from Pottery Barn. Why Choose Outdoor Fabrics? The fabric is UV treated to be fade resistant The fabric is water […]

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Outdoor Showers

Outdoor shower design ideas

Whether you are poolside or beachside, outdoor showers are a great addition to your garden.  If you are contemplating installing an outdoor shower at your home, here are some design elements to consider when making your plans. Image via Trendspanarna Design Elements for an Outdoor Shower: Plumbing – You will need to connect a water […]

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