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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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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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The Bold And THE BEAUTIFUL
The homeowners were seeking to “electrify” their overall property’s aesthetic through the incorporation of a showpiece garden with a distinct designer edge. “Bold yet balanced was the objective,” says Adam McDonald, creative director and principal la
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The Essentials
Natural sandstone is renowned for its strength, low maintenance and warm, sandy tones. Add a bit of coastal charm with sandstone on feature walls, retaining walls and columns, as the perfect backdrop to your poolside paradise. Magro sandstone random
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Taken by TAMBOURINE
Located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Tambourine Bay is a tributary of the Lane Cove River, with shores of mangroves, eucalyptus varieties and the chirps of cockatoos, galahs and rainbow lorikeets. The abundance of flora and fauna — and the opportun
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A family RETREAT
Tucked away in a Victorian inner-city suburb is a modern, resort-style garden that’s had a complete revitalisation. A collaboration between Andy Murray Landscape Design, Julie Daniell and Carr Design Group, the walled garden provides privacy and ente
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A Taste Of AUTUMN
Seven kilometres from Perth, this new-build Nedlands family home provided a ripe canvas for Paul Smith of Tim Davies Landscaping to create a classic garden aligned with the Hamptons-style house. Once the project was complete, all that remained of the
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Five Styles From Around The World
Do you enjoy gardens with a quiet, contemplative Zen space? Is the English countryside your cup of tea or do you prefer the heat of the tropics? For some it’s a dash of Nordic minimalism or the vibrancy of the Mediterranean they love. Get your passpo
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Wild Child
Outdoor play engages curious minds with the natural world and stimulates the imagination. A pretty, leafy corner of the garden can become a place where fairies gather, a gnarled sturdy tree somewhere to build a cool cubby house and a quiet nook the p
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