The Australian way of life lovingly embraces al fresco living – think long summer BBQs, afternoon cocktails and evening dinners spent outdoors with family and friends.
With the longer days and warmer nights well and truly on their way, now is the perfect time to start planning how you’ll be spending the summer months entertaining outdoors.
Create your own entertainers delight set for hot, sunny days and balmy nights with our outdoor summer collection that’s sure to transform your al fresco.
The Outdoor Space
Whether it’s a patio, porch, verandah or an open-air deck, make the most of your outdoor spaces to truly celebrate a life al fresco.
From lounging to dining, the best al fresco areas create an environment that embraces a seamless connection between the indoors and out. Areas for seating, relaxing, dining and play can be given a new life outdoors – so much so, you’ll be sure to spend more and more time enjoying life outside.
Creating a designated sitting area is the simplest way to utilise your available space – two to three chairs side by side will give you an instant outdoor living space, no matter how small or large a space you have to work with.
A classic outdoor living favourite, the Adirondack Chair will forever be synonymous with summer relaxation and style. Crafted from natural timber, our favourite outdoor seating option is equally perfect positioned facing the much sought-after ocean view or in your favourite backyard location.
Bring the Indoors Outside
Create a space that guests won’t want to leave by bringing the indoors outside with a collection of cushions that maximise both comfort and style.
Our Panama range of outdoor cushions and chair pads are perfect for al fresco living. These summer must-haves are made from UV fade and water resistant fabric, making them ideal for our Australian climate.
Or, for complete versatility, opt for cushions that can be used both indoors and out – we love to bring together earthy tones with natural fibres, decorative stitching, tufting and tassels to keep the look relaxed and stylish.
Bring Your Table to Life
Entertain in style all summer long with a table setting that makes the most of al fresco living.
Whatever the occasion, set to impress from the moment your guests arrive for a truly memorable get-together.
To begin, dress up your table with a table runner and placemats which provide a base and ground each setting for you to then layer your dinnerware. For our table setting, we’ve chosen our Bosphorus Table Runner and Rattan Square Placemats to suit the rustic texture of the outdoor table. Continuing with the Mediterranean-inspired look, we’ve layered with our Medallion Tableware. With the appearance of terracotta, but made from melamine, this beautifully patterned and vibrantly coloured range of dinnerware and serverware is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Don’t forget to add a platter and salad bowl to maximise the shared dining experience.
Insider Tip: Durable, break-resistant melamine tableware is a must-have for outdoor dining! Trust us… you’ll be thanking us when you’re not precariously carrying china plates from indoors to out…
Designed to keep food safe from insects and the outdoor elements, a Domed Food Cover is another must-have for entertaining outdoors.
Finally, make sure you and your guests drink in style! We’ve added a pop of colour to the table with our Miami Tableware. Highly durable, this acrylic range is perfect for use both indoors and out, and will ensure the drinks continue to flow into the night without any broken glass mishaps!
Enhance your al fresco with some mood lighting. A simple and stylish way to add ambience to your outdoor space, the addition of lanterns and candle holders also ensure you make the most of outdoor living whatever time of day.
Perfect as table centrepieces during the day, a cluster of lanterns and candle holders can then be lit as day turns to dusk for long nights spent in the company of family and friends.