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Outdoor Living Issue #44 - 2019

In each edition of Outdoor Living there is all the information and inspiration needed to design, build and decorate an outdoor room that can be used day and night all year round. The magazine covers topics such as but not limited to flooring, screening, roofing, outdoor art, furniture, furnishings, outdoor entertainment, outdoor cooking, lighting, heating/cooling, plants as well as pools & spas. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

The countdown until the end of winter is on! This means there’s no time like the present to get your outdoor entertaining areas in top shape for the warmer weather. Our outdoor entertaining feature this issue tells you everything you need to know to keep your guests happy, from outdoor cooking and barbecues to shading and creating the right atmosphere. Being decorative and artistic doesn’t have to stop once you step outside; our furniture and garden decor feature will help you add those finishing touches. Add some flair and personality to your outdoor space with the latest furniture and decor, including outdoor sofas, chairs, cushions, pots, garden art and much more. In expert advice this issue, we chat to The Bostik Boys about installing the outdoor shower of your dreams, just in time…

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outdoor room

Acting Editor Angela Young Editor April Ossington Writer Stephanie Russo Contributors Matt Leacy, The Bostik Boys, John Storch, Karsha Green, Kylie Baracz, Karen Booth Art Director Martha Rubazewicz Publisher Janice Williams National Sales & Publishing Manager NSW, ACT, Qld & WA Miriam Keen 0414 969 693 mkeen@umco.com.au Vic, SA, Tas Pilar Danlag 0414 468 243 pdanlag@umco.com.au Advertising Art Director Martha Rubazewicz Advertising Production Alex Dalland Cover Image courtesy of Cosh Living Cover Design Martha Rubazewicz Chairman/CEO Prema Perera Publisher Janice Williams Chief Financial Officer Vicky Mahadeva Associate Publisher Emma Perera Finance & Administration Manager James Perera Circulation Business Development Manager Mark McTaggart Creative Director Kate Podger Marketing & Acquisitions Manager Chelsea Peters…

3 min.
what’s hot

BUDDY UP Australia is blessed with some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. More than 90 per cent of our plant species, 89 per cent of our marsupials, 87 per cent of our mammals and 45 per cent of our birds are found only in Australia. Unfortunately, we also have one of the worst records for plant and mammal extinctions in the world. Backyard Buddies, an environmental education initiative spearheaded by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), may well play a significant part in creating a solution. Backyard Buddies is a free community environment initiative that raises awareness and provides information on native plants and animals that are likely to be seen in urban environments. Backyard Buddies has just launched its new website to commemorate 10 years…

3 min.
best of

IN SEASON Outdoor entertaining shouldn’t be limited to the summer months, and this beautiful entertainer’s garden demonstrates casual dining can be done well all year round. From hardwood batten screening and limestone paving through to the frameless glass pool fence that allows unobstructed views of the expansive garden, this space breathes natural style and spaciousness. As can be seen in this design, a motorised, louvred roof can ensure comfortable outdoor living, whether open to allow abundant sunlight or closed against the rain. Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay, styling by Emily Hannaford. 5thseason.com.au HOUSE OF STONE Your outdoor space will be the crème de la crème with natural stone elements. Bringing a bit of Provence home, this beautiful French-inspired outdoor space evokes historic vineyards where crops grow and wines flow. The combination of stone and…

2 min.

THE SPACE WITH NO BARRIERS This renovation is dripping with innovation and ingenuity. Here, the corner glass doors open up to meet the outdoor entertaining area, working as a handy pass-through. Perfect landscaping and loads of lush greenery turn a small block into a natural oasis of tranquillity. Plus, the pool is perfect for hot summer days. 2018 Think Brick Award finalist. Garden Room House by Clare Cousins Architects. Photography by Tess Kelly. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL Elegantly landscaped alfresco areas are visible from inside this home and ensure the continuity of the sleek design doesn’t end inside. The outdoor space of this Bella Vista abode is turned into a place for play, relaxation and fine dining. The combination of a luxurious pool, decking and indoor/outdoor dining area gets a big tick in the…

3 min.
two for one

The brief was to design a swimming pool, pool cabana, outdoor entertaining room and gardens for this lower North Shore Sydney property that was home to a young family of four. The location of the cabana was set adjacent to the swimming pool to the rear of the property to visually maximise the lawn and garden, and to allow views from the cabana back towards the home and outdoor entertaining room. This in turn took advantage of the level changes across the property to develop an elevated lawn area adjacent to the residence to create a level transitional zone between the home and rear spaces, adding interest to the design. An existing verandah was too small for entertaining purposes, so the owners decided to bite the bullet and rebuild. They decided…