Welcome to the great outdoors. Whether you live in the countryside, middle of suburbia or a rooftop apartment in the city, a plot of outdoor space to call your own is a special thing. And with the entertaining season around the corner, now is the perfect time to transform this space into a social sanctuary. If you’re hosting an elaborate garden dinner party for twelve or a simple neighbourly Australian BBQ, gathering friends and family around for some time spent entertaining outdoors is the making of a great summer – not to mention an Australian lifestyle rite of passage.
Proof a little spot of paradise can be found in the city, we looked to the Bellevue Hill House in Sydney’s Eastern Suburb by CM Studio to put together our update full of alfresco finds. Be it a sprawling green backyard or a petite paved patio, to mark the return of sunny-day gatherings, we’ve rounded up the freshest entertaining products to help inspire some memorable get-togethers this season.
Element Fire Pit
Create an architectural focal point with this handcrafted steel fire pit. Designed by Adam Goodrum for Tait, it’s simple yet sculptural form makes it an ideal addition to any backyard and is a sure-fire way (no pun intended) to continue entertaining outdoors long after summer is gone.
Nothing says summer more than a hanging chair and we love this exceptional Swingrest version by Dedon. A perfect book-reading hideaway when the heat hits.
Svante Brass Watering Can
Impress guests with a watering can that doubles an object of art. Designed by duo Broberg & Ridderstråle the Svante Water Can is one good looking vessel.
Luxembourg Side Table Bar
Here comes happy hour. Tune into your fun side with this cocktail cart on wheels from Classic With A Twist. Available in almost every colour of the rainbow – we’ll drink to that.
The Stelton Vacuum jug with the unique tilt lock (aka the “rocker stopper”) was created in 1977 by Erik Magnussen and is still one of Stelton’s bestsellers. Available in a range of colours including matte black from Great Dane.
Minotti Outdoor Sofa
The ultimate in oversized loungers. The squared off clean lines of Minotti’s Alison Iroko outdoor sofa from Dedece create a sturdy silhouette and the generous size means there’s room for everyone.
Not only have we fallen for the soft curves of the Softline Tait Planter box, we also love that it can be wheeled around to suit any outdoor configuration. A must-have modern planter for any patio, courtyard, backyard or terrace.