Outdoor Rooms


It’s great to have family and friends over for a meal but often the thought of all that preparation, cooking and cleaning can be so daunting, we end up avoiding social situations at home altogether. We’ve all got a disaster story of a dinner party gone wrong or a memory of being so frazzled in the kitchen that you barely have time to talk to your

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In this home in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, heritage architecture competed with a modern family and their contemporary lifestyle. So the homeowners drew on the expertise of Ian Barker Gardens to transform their outdoor space and restore balance
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When entertaining, whether it’s a party for adults or a weekend influx of your teenager’s friends, having some extra casual seating makes all the difference. There are plenty of outdoor beanbags, floor cushions and ottomans on the market, and stools
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Outdoor entertaining shouldn’t be limited to the summer months, and this beautiful entertainer’s garden demonstrates casual dining can be done well all year round. From hardwood batten screening and limestone paving through to the frameless glass poo