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Let it FLOW
Verandah House, as it’s affectionately termed by Davis Architects (the firm that designed the home), is a beautiful space that enables its occupants to live in harmony with their gorgeous subtropical surroundings. A long-favoured feature of Australia
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Room to GROW
With a national park in the backyard and a river on your doorstep, this was the perfect place to build a new home. While they say it’s all about location, this picturesque building did have some challenges early on. The family home was built on a fla
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The World At Your Feet
Gardens play an important role in creating a sense of wellbeing in our homes. But they shouldn’t just be visually appealing — they should also be functional spaces that invite you outside to explore, play, relax and engage with nature at its finest.
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Be Fruitful
Small-space gardening can be a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity to get creative. Backyards are getting smaller and for an increasing number of people, the only outdoor space they have to grow plants in is a courtyard, terrace or deck — sometim
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Bring The Heat
Firepits are a popular solution to extend the life of an outdoor entertaining area well into winter. With a thoughtful design and some planning, you can create a welcoming and cosy area to gather with family and friends. The first thing to think abou
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Holidays At Home
With time-poor lifestyles and holidays few and far between, skip sitting in an airport and maximise your time offby relaxing at home. While the summer break can sometimes feel like it’s a million years away, now’s the time to prepare your outdoor are
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Facing The Big Dry
Reflecting on the ever-evolving Australian climate, it’s hard to deny that the weather is becoming more extreme. Long periods of drought, bushfires and flash flooding lash our country. When designing a garden, it’s essential to consider these climati
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From The Editor
Baby, it’s cold outside. Winter can feel like a time of hibernation, when we retreat into our homes and socialising falls offour radar. But why not make the most of a time when the mozzies aren’t biting and the stars are shining? Outdoor living doesn
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Built-in Beauty
One of the first things we ask our clients is how they want to use their outdoor space. Often their response is a place to either relax or entertain in. It’s no wonder we Aussies love to bask in our great climate and enjoy the outdoors — it’s embedde
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Outdoor Living
Editor Angela Young Deputy Editor Cassie Haywood Contributors David Laughlin, Emily Belling, Karsha Green, John Storch, Cassandra Elliott, Donnay Torr, Karen Booth, Trystan Graham, Oliver Sizeland, Andrew Sidie, Jessica Cheng Sub-Editor Michelle Sega
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Everything Outside Can Be A-oh-Kay
Danish designer Henrik Pedersen’s work is woven with influences from his homeland, and the new Kay outdoor lounge and dining collection is no exception. Previous collections Henrik designed for Gloster, such as the Bay and Sway, demonstrate a distinc
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What’s Hot
Once dismissed as vigilantes or “guerrilla gardeners”, those creating luscious footpaths in our communities are no longer renegades sowing seeds of dissent against the council. In fact, they’re all above board and part of a blossoming community movem
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Contemporary Shade For A Traditional Setting
Creating a usable outdoor dining space where our love of the outdoors and food can be brought together with friends and family is high up on the list of improvements for many homeowners. The owners of this lovely period home in the Adelaide suburb of
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Snapshot
It’s rare to find an outdoor area so entrenched in the landscape that parts of the pool’s walls are formed by the natural rocks jutting from the beach. Lying within metres of the rugged Mexican coastline, the SJAIII House embraces the beautiful views
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Let’s Heat Things Up
As the temperature starts to drop lower and lower, it might be tempting to retreat indoors — but you really don’t have to leave that beautiful outdoor room space you’ve so lovingly created just because it’s winter. After all the hard work you’ve done
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Plant One On Us
With more than 1500 species of begonias available, there’s one for every environment. From cane-like species reaching 2m tall to the smaller bedding begonias admired for their annual colour, this is one versatile plant. All begonias have succulent, w
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Passion Within The Flames
The Scandinavians have a wonderful saying: “No terrace without a fire…” And they are, of course, completely right. The story of RB73 is one of passion, not only for fire but also beautiful and timeless products. Handmade by professionals with a genui
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Exceeding EXPECTATIONS
The owners of this Sydney property received more than they expected from their rear garden retreat. We at A Total Concept wanted to give this family the full package. Who wants an ordinary backyard? This contemporary resort-style space incorporates a
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The Essentials
If you’re anything like us, your favourite dinner (or lunch or breakfast!) meal is a fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza. The Ooni Koda is a portable outdoor gas pizza oven that will add the heat to your backyard cooking. Enjoy the hot, cheesy goodness of a
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Beauty and THE BEACH
Perched above Newport Beach on Sydney’s spectacular Northern Beaches, LA Cool is an outdoor living space that caters to multiple family generations all year round. This outdoor extension by Carter Williamson Architects utilises the previously overgro
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All about THE FLORA
Maroubra, a beachside suburb in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is known for its hot, dry and windy climate. This typically Australian weather is usually quite hard to escape but Pepo Botanic Design has brought together soft tones and textures, leafy folia
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Konnichi-ca
Famous modern landscape architect Garrett Eckbo wrote a seminal book called Landscape for Living, which speaks about “single family residential gardens being as equally important as the adjacent home — and should enjoy freedom of design and accommoda
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From The Editor
One decade and two landscaping adventures later, our family’s outdoor area has changed extensively. After a refresh last year for a wedding (not mine!), the new plants have settled into their homes in a beautiful, wild symphony of green hues like onl
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Sky’s The Limit
Rooftop gardens are incredible when done well. They bring life to an otherwise empty space, the views are generally flawless and there’s something amazing about thriving plants growing on a roof. Even if you’re in the middle of a concrete jungle and
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What’s Hot
The benefits of having plenty of plants in your living spaces, both indoor and out, are becoming more and more widely known, thanks in no small part to the rise of the internet and social media. The recently released Trend Report: 2020 Plant Predicti
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A Roaring Retrofit Success
The Shaderunner retractable sail system perfectly suits a variety of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pools and courtyards. With a great range of fabrics and colour options available, it complement
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Snapshot
The Caroline house is remarkable for a multitude of reasons, our favourite being the incredible pool situated in an internal courtyard of the home. Circular, deep and dark, this pool defies typical aesthetics and has a large water feature. Despite st
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Think Outside… And Outside The Box
Cosh Living is now the exclusive Australian distributor for designer outdoor furniture brand Dedon. Founded in 1990, Dedon was the first to weave synthetic fibre onto luxury designs, to ensure absolute premium quality of outdoor furniture and to beco
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Plant One On Us
This shapely little fruit tree is bound to delight. Miniature fruit trees offer a way to enjoy fresh fruit from your own backyard, without needing large amounts of space to support the plant. Despite only growing to around 1.5m x 1.5m, the Trixzie Py
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Clever Clipping
Futurewood supplies a quality range of environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance timber-alternative building products including composite timber screening, cladding and decking. Now with two distinctly different composite timber decking ranges to cho
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