Entertain Outside In Style

Planning a barbecue, garden party or summer soiree? Here's how to make your outdoor area look the part.

30 Nov 2013 By Brittany Stewart

With summer on our doorstep, we can’t wait to dine, drink and chill out al-fresco style from day to night. We’re taking our inspiration from the luxe landscape of Morocco – think gorgeous homewares and luxurious fabrics in burnt reds and oranges. Give your courtyard an instant exotic upgrade with a few choice accessories – these luxurious pieces will totally transform the space.

Here’s what we found…

Why not light up your garden with colourful, Moroccan-style lamps?  The coloured glass on these Moroccan tea light holders makes for a pretty and exotic table decoration.

Casa Uno Tealight

Casa Uno Moroccan Tealight Holder, $15.95, available at Zanui.

An antique looking floor lantern will create a cosy, warm glow and, unlike fairy lights, is easy to dot around your garden or pool.

Casa Uno Lantern

Casa Uno Antique Iron Floor Lantern, $274.95, available at Zanui.

Entertaining isn’t complete without something to drink. Decorate your table with this IVV hand-blown glass carafe in amber.

IVV Carafe

Casa Uno Speedy Carafe, from $79.95, available at Zanui.

We love their matching goblets in gorgeous amber, turquoise and amethyst hues to add a bit of luxury and colour to your dinnerware. Fill with a delicious summer cocktail or spiced punch to get the party rolling.

IVV Goblets

IVV Speedy Goblet (Set of 6), $$159.95, available at Zanui.

Everyone (big or small!) loves a hammock, and a striped double hammock in warm rusty colours will make your outdoor area instantly more comfortable and inviting. Plus, it’s the perfect place for you to relax in when all your dinner guests have gone!

Tropicana Hammock

Tropicana Hammock, $58.36, available at Zanui.

Add a personal touch to your outdoor space with some colourful cushions. Right now, we’re opting for punchy patterns and bold prints in a mix of warm and cool colours. This fiery red cushion, with its reversible design, makes it extra versatile.


Home Republic Marrakesh Fiery Cushion, $58.95, available at Adairs.

Contrast with stylish metallics, like a textured cushion in soft graphite.


Mercer + Reid Vogue Graphite Cushion, $59.95, available at Adairs.

Add a bright outdoor rug and have your visitors gather ‘round in your backyard for a luxe-looking outdoor picnic!

Fab Rugs Outdoor

Fab Rugs Lhasa Indoor/Outdoor Rug, from $59.95, available at Zanui.


30 Nov 2013 By Brittany Stewart


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