Tips & Trends: Design For Outdoors

Outdoors all year round – It’s great spending time outdoor all year round, although the areas you may spend time in may differ through the seasons and with varying amounts of sun and shade. We have been seeing more and more outdoor living and entertaining spaces. It’s always nice to design your home surrounding internal courtyards or with visual aspects to the outdoors. An outdoor ‘room’, shed or portico, built into the landscape is the absolute ideal. To match though you won need the top of the range Roshults Garden Kitchen Sink and Garden Trolley and Roda Outdoor furniture. What a simple and compact way to keep your outdoor entertaining stylish and organised, we can only dream huh!

Plants and pots for all seasons – Whether you have a large amount of space for a vegetable patch or limited space with only a few pots, there are now clever ways to grow your favourite vegetables in your very own backyard! You can create lush and intimate gardens in any space; on a deck or a balcony and in a small courtyard. Traditional Terracotta Pots are definitely our favourite. They look incredible with herbs, annuals and perennials, Think European style geraniums. Select flowers and shrubs so that there is always something in flower throughout the year whilst herbs such as MintThyme can sustain most weather conditions. For those with a little more room in the budget we love the new hanging baskets from the Bouroullec Brothers.

Outdoor accessories - With new technology and innovative design, combined with the ability to purchase almost everything for the outdoors online, there are some fantastic outdoor accessories for any outdoor space! – The Eva Solo Table Grill and the Hotspot Revolver Fire Pit are portable and stylish outdoor entertaining accessories.

There is now a ‘growing’ need to integrate sustainable design into architecture, interiors, product and landscape design – Selecting locally sourced materials, reusable materials and even reclaimed timber and furniture is always a priority when we design for our clients. Large reclaimed beams in Spotted Gum and Ironbark are spectacular when used for outdoor pergolas.

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Photos: Image 1 & 2 – Source: Roshults, Image 3 – Source: Cappellini, Image 4 – Photos: Arsi Ikäheimonen, Image 5 – Source: Skonahem, Image 6 – Source: By Joost, Image 7 – Source: Rosanna Orlandi, Image 8 – Source: Bouroullec Brothers, Image 9 – Source: Bulgari Hotel Milan, Image 10 – Source: Vitra, Image 11 – Source: Patrick Blanc (Botanist),  Photo: Jessica Antola, Image 12 – Source: Merci Paris, Image 13 – Source: Dwell, Photos: Jessica Antola