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Outdoor Living Issue#37 - 2017

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

2 min.
from the editor

The weather is warming up and you know what that means: it’s time to shift living from indoors to out once again. Bring on lazy days by the pool, breakfasts in the sun and outdoor dinner parties with family and friends. If you or a member of your family is lucky enough to have your birthday in the warmer weather, why not hold an outdoor soirée this year? Of course, if you have a party in your backyard, you’ll want it to look its very best. Don’t know where to start? Our garden decor feature this issue is jam-packed with inspiration that will help you add a little pizzazz to your space. From lighting and styling to pots and planters, this feature will get you off to a good start.…

3 min.
out and about

MÖVENPICK HOTEL MANSOUR EDDAHBI, MOROCCO Located just a few minutes from the bustling Medina in the central L’Hivernage district of Marrakech, the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi is a five-star oasis of calm. This stylish hotel is an ode to the wealth and beauty of its desert home and honours the cultural heritage, decorative arts and magic of Morocco. From the main building, you can discover the lush gardens, which were completely redesigned by landscape gardener Madison Cox and Studio MHNA. The garden’s palm trees, citrus trees, olive trees and pepper plants offer an array of relaxing spaces where you can completely unwind. You can also cool off by the refreshing fountains and the resort’s four different pools. The gardens lead to two different restaurants, including SARAY, which serves a buffet style…

3 min.
best of

LOUNGE LIKE YOU MEAN IT Now that we've said goodbye to winter and the weather is heating up, it’s time to start thinking about daybeds. With the Tribù Pavilion daybed, designer Monica Armani perfectly balances comfort with pleasing aesthetics. From the sheer curtain fabric to the painted finish, the design can be made to fit any home decor. The adjustable Sunvision roof enables you to control the amount of sunlight coming through. The option to customise the set-up with a detachable side table transforms the resting area into a casual chill-out space for guests. coshliving.com LAPPING IT UP Anyone who has ever wanted a swimming pool at home will know the feeling of disappointment when they realise their backyard is challenged in size. Enter Brighton Pools. This company offers myriad sizes to suit…

3 min.

Shaun Wright, senior design manager of A Total Concept, was commissioned to work on this extensive external entertaining area including a cabana/granny flat, outdoor room, swimming pool and garden areas for relaxing and socialising. The location of the outdoor entertaining area was set immediately adjacent to the house and runs the full width of the property. Designed as a broad, sunken space and situated close to the indoor lounge and kitchen, it has been developed for family entertaining with pleasant views of the new cabana and fully tiled pool. The space incorporates a large fireplace and wall-mounted LCD television, fans, a kitchenette, generous lounge and sitting areas and several louvred roofs that can be opened and retracted when desired. The gas fireplace makes a strong visual statement, featuring sandstone cladding to set…

2 min.
urban oasis

Having moved from a large family home with a highmaintenance garden, the owners wanted the outdoor spaces of their new innercity Sydney home to be easy to care for and to include a backdrop for a series of contemporary sculptures. To transform their new garden into one that would be decidedly modern, the owners looked to Steve Warner and the OUTHOUSE design team. The goal? To create spaces for entertaining, visual interest and a seamless connection to the studio above the garage. The construction was placed in the hands of Simon Munn from Urban Garden Enrichment. The first step was to remove the oversized swimming pool that consumed the garden. “The pool had to go and the layout of the garden had to make it possible to host large gatherings, while still…

3 min.
sense of adventure

Carefully considered but very far from being contrived, this remarkable landscape effortlessly blends with its natural bushland surrounds, giving it a sense of place few gardens achieve. “This was a very exciting project as the owners are adventurous and trusted our ability to provide a beautifully crafted landscape,” says designer Matt Leacy of Landart Landscapes. “Funnily enough, the initial consultation was for planting suggestions but, once I explored the acreage site in greater detail, I soon realised its potential and that a lot more work would need to be done to improve the function as well as the aesthetics.” The swimming pool is the centrepiece of the design. Actually a large dam, it was designed to catch rainwater from this and surrounding properties. “Because the pool is so big, we designed a…