Courtyards + Decking + Entertaining

Great Australian Backyard Survey

Great Australian Backyard Survey

The Australian backyard has changed considerably in the last few decades so a Great Australian Backyard Survey was commissioned by AdBri Masonry to get a handle on what’s going on… or in our backyards. Rustic Garden by Sydney Interior Designers & Decorators Luci.D Interiors Contemporary Garden by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes Tropical Deck by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Harrison’s Landscaping Country Garden by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Nicholas Bray Landscapes Beach Style Courtyard It’s hard to know what is a ‘typical’ great Australian backyard anymore because space and lifestyle play…

Your Outdoor Summer Autumn Transition

Your Outdoor Summer Autumn Transition

Australians choose to spend as much time as they can outdoors. So make the most of the summer autumn transition with some great ideas for entertaining at home and ways to psycologically enjoy the change of seasons. Whether it’s a balcony, courtyard or garden Australians will cook in it, lie in it, dig in it, entertain friends in it, play cricket in it… you name it. Home lovers want the use of outdoor areas to last for as many months as possible. So why is an outdoor summer autumn transition so important? Well, it’s about enjoying your outdoors as much…

Ten Easy Garden Party Tips (for any host)

Ten Easy Garden Party Tips (for any host)

One feature of many gardens is beautiful leafy trees, so these ten easy garden party tips will help you to effortlessly entertain in the warmer months. Summer entertaining already has an easy vibe so it can be a breeze even if food and decor are not your strong suits. Apart from your guests, the most important element of having a garden party is the ambience. Create cool spaces under trees or brightly coloured market umbrellas so your guests don’t swelter.     Many experts will tell you that food looks better when served on white plates. Use coloured plates underneath…

Perfect Party Cheats

Perfect Party Cheats

Chances are you are not yet over partying in this festive season. Maybe you want to host a kid-free ‘adult’ party; no ankle biters. Well, pack away the plastic plates and roll-out the good times with 10 perfect party cheats for those who err on the lazy side. You don’t have to sell a kidney to throw a fabulous party on a shoestring budget…. or maybe a dental floss budget. Entertaining is at its easiest in the summer. There’s a relaxed vibe and holiday mood with guests just going with the flow… and they flow out to the garden too….

Need More Space? Four Popular Additions You’ll Love

Need More Space? Four Popular Additions You’ll Love

There is no doubt that Australians love their indoor-outdoor lifestyles. Many homeowners want to utilise their indoor-outdoor space, no matter the size, as much as possible. From balconies and patios to decks, courtyards and sun rooms, a well thought-out addition will add years of enjoyment to your lifestyle as well as greatly increasing your property value. If you need more space and have been considering an addition, ask yourself some key questions; What is my lifestyle? How will the space be used? Will it accommodate a small or large gathering? Does it need to be kid-friendly? What will be the…

New Outdoor Cushions from ‘Into The Fold’

New Outdoor Cushions from ‘Into The Fold’

Into The Fold create the best and quirkiest outdoor cushions I’ve seen for a while. Have you ever bought fabulous cushions for indoors which few people see because you entertain so much outdoors? Or have you had your gorgeous indoor cushions ruined because the kids take them outdoors? Possibly you just haven’t found the right stylish cushions for  your patio yet? Into The Fold has the answer. Even if you didn’t have a problem, they still have the solution. They create quirky, monochromatic and eye-catching cushions that are durable for outdoor use but have the feel of a natural fibre…