Tag Archives: Outdoors

Tips For Creating An Enchanting Garden

We are dreaming of Springtime gardens here at Alfresco and have created a white flower paradise filled with large feature pots and water fountains. Our water fountains and pots are crafted from reconstituted stone and are suitable for outdoor use. The wonderful sound of falling water produced by the fountains creates a magical and relaxing atmosphere that makes us want to curl up on a comfy outdoor chair with a cool drink. Our pots are available in a range of shapes and the large sizes allow you to easily create a stunning focal point in your garden.

Visconti pots filled with white flowers.

White floral garden.

Delta Planter or stool

Arida Planter with raised scroll design.

Close up of the niken planter.

The Poros planter filled with white flowers.

Romano outdoor fountain.

Close up of the Romano fountain.

Regency outdoor chair made from wrought iron.

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Outdoor Cushions

We are celebrating the start of Spring with a huge collection of new outdoor cushions to lure you back outside for the new season. Made in Australia from designer fabric, the new collection includes 18 designs available in square and rectangular sizes. The cushions are UV and weather resistant with a linen-like texture that allows them to look equally at home indoors. Combine the two sizes in different fabrics on your lounge to create a layered look that will imminently transform your space into an outdoor haven.

Below we have gone for a classic blue and white theme, followed by a tropical green and yellow paradise feel. Watch the video to see more of the collection, including the Tommy Bahamas prints. Only $59.95 each with polyester insert included.

Blue and white outdoor cushions on armchair.

Blue, white & aqua outdoor cushions on lounge.

Tropical style outdoor cushions on armchair.

Lounge with tropical yellow and green outdoor cushions.

All outdoor cushions are available in-store only from Bundall and Collaroy.

Styling An Outdoor Room

Succulents in timber bowl.

Now that the warmer weather has arrived we are all rejoicing in being outdoors again. Spending weekends and after school hours by the pool, long Sunday lunches with family and friends or even just taking a quiet moment and finding a shady spot from the sun to relax and read a book are all the joys of this time of year. Now is the perfect time to set up shop, so to speak, in the great outdoors.

Extending our indoors to outdoors has never been easier. These days there is a vast selection of outdoor furniture, ranging from imitation wicker, timber furniture and outdoor couches and armchairs. BBQ’s and outdoor kitchens are now the hub of entertaining and having a dedicated outdoor room seems to be where the family spends their whole summer.

Outdoor lounge in navy and white.

Clam shell full of succulents.

When styling your outdoor space remember to look for fabrics which are designed to handle the harsh sun and all weather. Yes, like anything, if you bring your cushions in from the elements they will certainly last a lot longer, but make sure you check out all of the amazing fabrics which are now on offer in outdoor gradings. Style your outdoor room as you would the inside of your home. Use rugs, specifically designed for the outdoors, to ground the room and give you something soft to sit on. Introduce a dining space and also a lounge area and decorate it with plants, pots and candle holders which will make a beautiful space to dine in once the sun goes down.

Bright outdoor cushions.

Outdoor rug in natural.

Think of the practical use of your room as well. If you have a pool close by make sure you have plenty of hooks for beach towels to be hung from, and large baskets to throw wet items and pool toys. A basket filled with board games is always fun to have close by and if you have littlies make sure there is a big toy box ready at hand.
Once you have your room fully stocked and styled you will be able to spend hour after hour out there without placing a foot inside.

Enjoy!

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