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Outdoor Living Issue#38 - 2018

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

For many people, as their family grows, they realise the importance of having an outdoor entertaining area at home. With a little one (or more) in tow, it’s not always as easy as it seems to go out to a restaurant or cafe. There are so many things you have to bring with you and once you get there, it’s not always the relaxing experience you had hoped for, with the kids crying or running circles around you, your friends and the restaurant staff. So the idea of being able to stay home and have people over is enticing. Just before they had their first baby, my brother-in-law and his wife embarked on a massive project to landscape their backyard and add a comprehensive outdoor entertaining area. Part of this was…

3 min.
out and about

THE NEWPORT, AUSTRALIA Servicing Sydney since 1880, The Newport was recently revitalised after Merivale took ownership of the historic site. The iconic venue and idyllic location have been enhanced to create a dynamic hub for community gatherings and socialising. The renovations are sympathetic to the original building and create a sense of nostalgia. The sprawling estate was also in need of landscaping, which is where landscape architect Daniel Baffsky came in. Armed with flowering shrubs, jacarandas, wild cacti and succulents, he also added Chinese elms, plane trees, crepe myrtles and date palms to provide natural shade during summer. A fun fusion of Montauk, the Hamptons and Mediterranean vibes, The Newport features natural stone paving, coloured concrete tiles, marble and locally made furniture. 360.net.au LA RESERVE, BRAZIL La Reserve is a luxury hotel situated…

2 min.
best of

SPLASH OF REFRESHMENT Whether minimalist or luxurious, an outdoor bathroom always sets the tone for relaxation on a hot summer day. The modern bathroom has become a retreat in today's busy world, a refuge from the stress of our over-scheduled lives. The best are filled with elegant materials such as rich woods, earthy tones and a touch of nature. An outdoor bathroom allows you to combine all these with ease. This design by Landscapes WA shows you how it’s done… Remember, accessories make all the difference. landscapeswa.com.au VELVET TOUCH Velvet furniture is an easy and instant way to infuse your outdoor area with a sense of elegance and style. Velvet is a tricky fabric but, if used correctly, creates an elevated atmosphere that's ideal for entertaining. Tribù has taken this gorgeously soft fabric…

4 min.

BEST OF THE BEST When it came time to build a new home, this family knew what they wanted: a contemporary design with plenty of light and an easy flow between indoors and out. The family was drawn to the distinctive elegant lines and strong modern facade of this Lubelso creation. A division of the Canny Group, Lubelso designed and built the house in conjunction with Canny Architecture. The result is a sleek outdoor space perfect for entertaining. The right furnishings can turn a simple space into a stylish and modern outdoor getaway. It provides a fantastic area for family gatherings, featuring an Electrolux barbecue and cantilever roof. Plus, the addition of the pool adds a splash of refreshment! Proof that you don’t need a lot of land to make a…

3 min.
alfresco living

For the owners of this Sydney property, Shaun Wright, senior designer at A Total Concept, has created a space that incorporates everything a family could want for both day-to-day living and weekend socialising at home. The rear of the property looked out onto a bushland reserve but had little privacy from adjacent neighbours, so A Total Concept bounded the entire area with a formal hedge garden. This created a concealed space in which Shaun was able to develop a stunning outlook from the kitchen and living areas of the home. The cabana services the pool users in the family and incorporates a small entertaining area for relaxing and enjoying the wall-mounted LCD television. The project boasts simple clean lines to integrate the home with the pool, cabana and garden area. The roof of…

3 min.
keeping it simple

This recently renovated home in the Melbourne suburb of Hampton has definite street appeal out front and, at the rear, all that the family needs to entertain in comfort. Designed by Carey Cavanagh of Carey Cavanagh Landscape Design and Construction, the landscape now accommodates the family’s need for privacy through the clever choice of plants. In the front garden, Viburnum odoratissum and Syzgium (lilly pilly) species were used for hedging, while out the back trees were planted for both privacy and shade, including Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese elm), Pyrus ‘Chanticleer’, Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ and Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’. The owners wanted outdoor spaces that complemented the home renovation while providing interest. This included a more usable space to the rear of the home and a large driveway to the front to accommodate the family’s…