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The Good Life
With three kids, a dog and a love of entertaining, the owners of this property in the Sydney suburb of Gladesville were in desperate need of more usable outdoor space. While the backyard was quite large, the lawn was steep and impractical; and althou
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Take The Plunge
With more people living in urban environments and a tendency towards higher density living, residential outdoor spaces are progressively becoming smaller. Owners still want these spaces to accommodate their every need, however, and this desire to fit
Outdoor Design2 min de lectureEconomics
Laser-cut Concepts
If you’re looking for a unique collection of decorative laser-cut screens, fire pits, sculptures and more, Urban Design Systems (UDS) is the leader in the field. These creative concepts are suited to exterior and interior use and UDS is happy to work
Outdoor Design3 min de lecture
Visual Delight
There are two keys to creating a successful garden: a clearly defined, well-balanced structure and the generous use of a select number of materials, shapes and colours. The proof of this philosophy can be found in this well-proportioned garden on Syd
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Made To Enjoy
Here we showcase a range of gardens from around Australia that illustrate the high level of design and construction expertise you can expect from an experienced landscaper When your outdoor space is limited but your wish list isn’t, there’s no need t
Outdoor Design2 min de lectureEconomics
Shade On Demand
Set in the lovely coastal suburb of Aldinga Beach, about 40km south of Adelaide, this stunning home is the epitome of relaxed yet contemporary design. With a focus on sustainability, the home features a structural timber frame and uses natural materi
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Yin Andyang
On any given day, Christine and Craig’s stunning, national award-winning coastal garden and Hamptons-inspired home, located on the Central Coast of NSW, are filledwith the joyful sounds of children’s laughter. They and their three children had moved
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The Outdoor Life
This stunning rear garden has it all. A place to cook and dine alfresco, a swimming pool for a spot of exercise or to cool down on a sweltering summer’s day, and a well-appointed poolside cabana that offers all the luxury and panache you would expect
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Custom Creations
If your outdoor space requires protection from either the sun or the rain — or, indeed, both — you need a customised solution that will suit your specific location and lifestyle needs. The experts from Outrigger Awnings & Sails specialise in the crea
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Spreading The Joy
What is your landscaping background? It all started with a one-year stint as a gardener on a remote estate on the West Highland Coast in Scotland. Since then I have amassed more than 35 years’ landscape design and horticultural experience and complet
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Botanical Bliss
Front to back, the gardens that envelope this two-storey home overflow with plants, creating a sense of welcome and providing much needed privacy. Explains Matthew Sears, Director of Rich Earth, “The planting design does a fabulous job in creating a
Outdoor Design2 min de lectureEconomics
Works Of Art
Gabions have long played a role in residential landscaping, from erosion control to the creation of feature walling and fencing, and one of this country’s leading gabion experts is Prospect Contractors. This award-winning, South Australia-based compa
Outdoor Design3 min de lectureArchitecture
Sense Of Arrival
Full of textural contrasts and variety, this informal front garden draws the eye and turns what seems an impossibly steep slope into a design masterpiece. “The goal was to create a garden that managed the steep slope. Nothing too formal; the owners w
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Joy To Behold
From the moment you step through the front gate you are struck by the luxuriant landscaping and the way in which it perfectly frames this period home in Melbourne’s Malvern East. The effect continues as you make your way along the side of the home an
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Seal And Protect
With the right treatment, it’s easy to keep even the most porous natural stone and paving, as well as tile and brick, looking great for many years. Treating a porous surface with the right impregnating sealer also makes cleaning easier. Staining is t
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Place Of Escape
In the hands of the right designer, a steeply sloping backyard isn’t a problem — it’s an opportunity to create something unique and bespoke. Here, Nick McCarthy, Head Designer and Director of Urban Escape Landscaping & Pools, has taken a once unloved
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Bush Beauty
Bordered by beautiful bushland and set in a tranquil, semi-rural outer-Sydney location, the property called for front and rear gardens that would sit comfortably in the natural surrounds. The owners turned to Troy Stolzenhein, Director of Prestige La
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Return To Life
The hassles of gardening in soil that is dry and lifeless can seem endless. It can almost put us off gardening all together. Plants struggle to grow and no matter how much we water and fertilise, the garden doesn’t seem to come good. We regularly add
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Coastal Chic
With its East Coast vibe, fresh colour palette and enticing pool, this garden fits hand in glove with its location on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the contemporary, clean-lined house it embraces. Created for a young family who wanted to maximise the
Outdoor Design8 min de lecture
Outside Interests
Having designed your new garden, the next step is to turn it into the ideal outdoor living space by selecting the right furniture, lighting, heating, paving, shade, decor and more Now spring is here and summer is beckoning, it’s the perfect time to t
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The Luxury Touch
Australia’s largest-selling brand of premium swimming pool paints, LUXAPOOL®, has been the performance benchmark in pool finishes for more than 45 years. For generations, LUXAPOOL Coating Systems have been entrusted to surface and resurface swimming
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Entertainer’s Delight
Summer or winter, this warm and inviting outdoor entertaining area — designed and built by Whyte Gardens — offers the homeowners a comfortable and stylish space in which to gather with friends and family. Just as importantly, it significantly extends
Outdoor Design2 min de lecture
Outdoor Life
Whether you want a restful haven, an entertainment hub, an elegant showpiece or a space with a holiday resort feel, it’s the furniture that sets the tone. With a wealth of experience in outdoor furniture, Remarkable Outdoor Living is ideally placed t
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The Outlook Is Bright
Whether it’s for watching the footie or the kids’ favourite movie, an outdoor TV is now a fixture of many alfresco living spaces. For the best results, it needs to be placed under cover but if you want something that’s tailor-made to work in direct s
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From The Editor
Spring is here and summer is on the horizon, so now is the perfect time to consider how we furnish our outdoor entertaining spaces in anticipation of those long, hot days and balmy nights spent with family and friends gathered on the deck, patio or b
Outdoor Design3 min de lectureArchitecture
Urban Oasis
As busy professionals who enjoy socialising, the homeowners were looking to extend the liveability of their inner-city home — a battleaxe new-build —outdoors. The brief was to create an urban oasis that helped screen the all-too-close neighbouring pr
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In The Open
If you’re seeking designer style without the designer price tag, Lume Outdoor Living offers a treasure trove of unique and boutique products. From exclusive designer pieces to furniture you can mix and match, you have everything you need to create a
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Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers Industry Awards 2019
Most of the state-based landscape associations host an annual awards program to recognise design and construction excellence among members. Here we look at just some of the latest residential landscaping winners
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Outdoor Design
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Complete Accord
The key to the success of this impressive project in Mosman on Sydney’s Lower North Shore is that the swimming pool and landscape were designed and installed in tandem with the new home, ensuring total integration. “The external finishes were designe
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