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EDITOR’S LETTER WHAT’S NEW
PRODUCT TRENDS We take a look at the latest trendy colour palettes – from classic black and white, to golden sands to lush sage. SPOTLIGHT ON
20 BUYER'S GUIDE: OUTDOOR CHAIRS These nine covetable chairs are perfect for lazy summer days. 22 BUYER'S GUIDE: FIREPITS Get ready for perfect nights under the stars with our fire pit picks – from traditional
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woodfired to contemporary gas options. 24 OUTDOOR SHOWERS Grab your towel! We’ve found seven enticing reasons to shower in the open air. 32 HOME GROWN Meet the inspired folks behind five australian brands dedicated to greening up our world. 42 OUTDOOR SPACES From cosy conversation pits to lush swimming zones and movies under the stars, these garden spaces take alfresco living to the next level. 78 STORE DIRECTORY
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LETTER My partner and I recently bought a house (a real fixerupper) in the coastal suburb of Scarborough, Queensland. While the whole home needs renovating, it’s the outdoor spaces we’re itching to get started on most. You see, our garden is by every definition a blank canvas; there are only two trees on the entire property and the grass is peppered with weeds. My mind bubbles away constantly with ideas – a deck off the front, a plunge pool out the back… Oh, and how about a barbeque shack? Alanna Smit’s home on the cover of this issue features the most adorable backyard barbecue shack (pictured this page), which also doubles as an open-air cinema screen – talk about a nifty little number! Each of the five outdoor spaces we’ve featured here are full of great ideas. Gardens these days are so much more than just plants. While greenery and planting schemes are still super important, our gardens have become like outdoor rooms – extensions of how we live indoors. Happy reading, plant lovers!
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Melbourne-based homewares label Milk & Sugar are expanding their reach, launching Evergreen Collective – an exciting new brand of botanical wares. Producing locally designed pots and pot stands, it’s set to become a favourite amongst green thumbs. evergreencollective.com.au
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TOP 3 OUTDOOR TROLLEYS 1 Coco Republic ‘Cape’ outdoor bar trolley $895 cocorepublic.com.au / 2 GlobeWest ‘Lagoon’ bar trolley $1,095 globewest.com.au / 3 West Elm ‘Halden’ outdoor bar cart $599 westelm.com.au
T H E P L E AT COLLECTION Landscape designer Adam Robinson has teamed up with House of Bamboo to create the ‘Pleat’ collection. Modern and simple, with smart architectural detailing, the range consists of a square and a round planter, a rounded trough and a decorative wall screen – all of which are available in two sizes. Choose from three finishes: white-wash, greywash and dark charcoal-wash. houseofbamboo.com.au
APPLE CRATE CUBBY HOUSE Castle and Cubby sell handmade, ecofriendly cubby houses for little kids with big imaginations. Their new ‘Apple Crate’ cubby (pictured above) is made from timber – leave it raw to grey naturally or get creative and paint it. Priced from $780. castleandcubby.com.au
REPOTTING MADE EASY This clever tarp by RT1home is made from marine-grade woven poly fabric and is designed for repotting your plants in small spaces. Measuring 68cm x 45cm, it’s small enough to fit easily on countertops, tables or the floor. Once you’re finished, simply roll it away for easy storage. Priced at $115 and available in black or white.
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NEW Fox & Ramona have produced an exclusive collection of botanical wares for furniture retailer Life Interiors. Handcrafted in Melbourne, this range of concrete pots and planters was designed in line with the Life Interiors aesthetic – think simple forms and a considered colour palette. Given the nature of handmade products, no two pots are the same. Large 55cm-high planter (pictured) priced at $240.
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Lightly’s new ‘Second Nature’ collection of modern homewares (including these mid-century-inspired planters) sees the introduction of three new colours – teal, forest and nutmeg. Designer Cindy-Lee Davies’ exploration of new shapes – the arc and other architectural references – make for an exciting collection. lightly.com.au
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TOP 3 PLANT STANDS 1 Ivy Muse ‘Chubby’ stand in limited edition French blue (pot sold separately) $180 ivymuse.com.au 2 IKEA ‘Kryddpeppar’ plant stand in/outdoor in green $39.99 ikea.com.au / 3 Capra Designs cork plant stand $89 and ‘Banjo’ pot in salt terrazzo $129 capradesigns.com
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TOP 3 WATERING CANS 1 Ivy Muse indoor watering can $64 ivymuse.com.au 2 IKEA ‘Bittergurka’ watering can $16.99 ikea.com.au 3 Kmart brass effect watering can $10 kmart.com.au
GO ON AND GROW SOMETHING Horticulturalist Byron Smith is an expert at creating urban food oases in the tiniest of plots. His book 'Slow Down and Grow Something' gives you the know-how to grow your favourite ingredients, as well as killer recipes to make the most of your harvest. Grab this book and grab yourself a beverage – it’s time to slow down and grow. Priced at $39.99. urbangrowers.com.au
NEW SELFWATERING POTS Angus & Celeste have released a range of self-watering ceramic plant pots in a variety of dreamy colours. They’re generously sized and perfect for a wide variety of botanical specimens and
Small plant syndrome may be a serious condition, but it’s easily rectified with this 'Shrub' mini plant stand ($33) from Bendo. Perfect for perching elegantly on your desk or table – and your tiny tree will thank you for its elevated position.
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HOLIDAY WITH SOUL SOUL of Gerringong is an 1800s farmhouse on the New South Wales South Coast that has been beautifully renovated and converted into luxe accommodation. A monochrome magic wand has been waved over the outdoor spaces to create a chic and effortless oasis made for relaxation. soulofgerringong.com.au
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FOR THAT HOLIDAY FEELING AT HOME, YOU CAN'T GO PAST CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE TEAMED WITH NATURAL TONES.
TRENDS IKEA ‘Behärska’ lantern $12.99 ikea.com.au
Nordlux ‘Arki’ outdoor wall light $399 speciallights.com.au Still Life ‘Dots’ wall planter $155 stilllife.net.au
Emma Sadie Thomson wall planter in ripple black from $95 emmasadiethomson.com.au
Design By Them ‘Dial’ hose hanger $195 designbythem.com
GlobeWest ‘Lagoon’ bar trolley $1,095 globewest.com.au
Fenton & Fenton ‘Maya’ hanging chair $1,600 fentonandfenton.com.au
Design By Them ‘Dial’ hanger with hook $38 designbythem.com ‘Mojave’ chip and dip bowl $39.95 sundaysociety.com.au Xavier Furniture ‘Portofino’ outdoor teak two-seater sofa with cushions P.O.A xavierfurniture.com.au
The Balcony Garden ‘Frank’ pot from $185 thebalconygarden.com.au
Zakkia watering can $66 zakkia.com.au
Academy Home Goods grid high pile door mat $69.95 everten.com.au 13
RESORT STYLE COMFORT With Byron Bay Hanging Chairs’ range of cane furniture – from hanging and occasional chairs to lounges and beach chairs – you can pretend you’re in a resort. These ‘St Barts’ club chairs ($550 each) are super lightweight and look great in a pair.
TAKE YOUR COLOUR CUES FROM GOLDEN SANDY BEACHES WITH THESE FINDS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE.
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Uniqwa ‘Khasa’ cushion (large) $279 hopeandmay.com
Città ‘Sway’ hammock chair $79.90 cittadesign.com
The Society Inc ‘Pilgrim’ door knocker $80 thesocietyinc.com.au Basil Bangs ‘Tessuti’ outdoor cushion in sand $120 basilbangs.com.au
Angus & Celeste ‘Gold Path’ hanging planter (medium) $99 angusandceleste.com
Fenton & Fenton ‘Terrazzo Tooth’ stump $450 fentonandfenton.com.au Sunday Supply Co. ‘Golden Sands’ beach umbrella $249 sundaysupply.co Zakkia ‘Botanical’ vase in brass (large) $64 zakkia.com.au Freedom ‘Minzel’ planter (50cm) $59 freedom.com.au
Design By Them ‘Piper’ chair without armrests $475 designbythem.com
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Garden Glory garden hose in gold (20m) $170, hose nozzle in brass $179 and reindeer wall mount $430 top3.com.au
Armadillo & Co ‘Kalahari’ weave rug in natural chalk from $440 lifeinteriors.com.au 15
POOLSIDE OASIS The Calile Hotel fuses subtropical resort chic with the slick sophistication of one of Brisbaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier city addresses. With all the trappings of a perfect cosmopolitan jaunt, the place to be seen is lounging poolside under a cabana or dining alfresco at Hellenika Restaurant. thecalilehotel.com
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‘Leaf Supply’ book $50 leaf-supply.com
Basil Bangs ‘Beppi’ timber sling chair in sage $349 top3.com.au
Lightly hanging planter in sage (large) $175 lightly.com.au
Blu Dot ‘Circula’ coffee table (large) $2,299 bludot.com.au
Yamazaki ‘Tosca’ storage box in mint $44 rubyredstar.com.au
Emma Sadie Thomson terrazzo table in storm grey $420 emmasadiethomson.com.au
Haws watering can in sage green NZ$28 paperplanestore.com
Basil Bangs sun umbrella in sage $299 top3.com.au
Linen House ‘Florida’ cushion in basil $59.95 linenhouse.com
Vorsen ‘Windsor’ chair $299 vorsen.com.au
Evergreen Collective ‘Mio’ pot in moss $40 lifeinteriors.com.au
Angus & Celeste ‘Folia Relief’ plant pot in olive green $99 angusandceleste.com 17
String Galvanised shelving system pictured priced at $3,950
Great news for lovers of Scandinavian design: an outdoor version of the iconic String shelving system has been released. Designed for outdoor use and perfect for the Australian summer, the String Galvanised shelving system is now available exclusively at Great Dane. Conceived in collaboration with designers Anna von Schewen and Björn Dahlström, the new galvanised version of String’s classic system is comprised of two different materials that make it both durable and suitable for outside. “The material we use requires no additional surface treatment,” explains String Furniture CEO Jonas Wetterlöf. “Should rusting
occur, the material has the ability to mend itself and stop the rust from spreading.” Both the shelves and floor panels in the String Galvanized collection are produced in southern Sweden. Flexible and elegant, the minimalist shelving is lightweight enough to be mounted on any wall. It comes flat-packed and is easy to transport, and you can design your own system to suit your needs. Like all other String shelving, this new outdoor system can grow and change with your home over time, making it a clever long-term investment.
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Pictured: Coco Republic ‘Bolletti’ outdoor lounge chair $1,295 cocorepublic.com.au
‘Sorrento’ counter stool in navy chevron $429 abideinteriors.com.au
Early Settler deck wicker chair $249 earlysettler.com.au
Design By Them ‘Butter’ stool $305 designbythem.com
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Fenton&Fenton ‘Maya’ hanging chair in coral $1,600 fentonandfenton.com.au
These covetable chairs are perfect for lazy summer days.
Freedom ‘Torquay’ stripe sofa $699 freedom.com.au
LiFE! ‘Tiki’ coastal lounger bean bag $79.95 lifeliveitup.com.au
IKEA ‘Skarpö’ outdoor armchair $69 ikea.com/au
HK Living garden bench in teak $1,289 luumodesign.com
Pictured: Robert Plumb ‘Molly (Mel) Drum’ $1,495 robertplumb.com.au
Frisse Outdoors ‘Mibha’ outdoor fire pit $139.95 zanui.com.au
Eva Solo ‘Fireglobe’ fireplace $799 top3.com.au
Early Settler ‘Burnley’ circular fireplace $299 earlysettler.com.au
‘Base’ ethanol burner fire pit in bone $2,486 firepitsdirect.com.au
FIREPITS Get ready for perfect nights under the stars with our fire pit picks – from traditional woodfired to contemporary gas options.
5 Channel Enterprises ‘Lassen’ fire pit from $149.95 zanui.com.au
Harbour Outdoor marble fire table $4,925 harbouroutdoor.com
Robert Plumb ‘Brad’ fire pit from $1,320 robertplumb.com.au
Konstantin Slawinski ‘Barrow’ fire bowl and grill $1,330 top3.com.au
SHOWERS GRAB YOUR TOWEL! WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE FOUND SEVEN ENTICING REASONS TO SHOWER IN THE OPEN AIR.
WORDS LONI PARKER + NICHOLA DAVIES
INTERIOR DESIGN RENEGADE DESIGN STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY EMMA BOURNE
SUNSHINE COAST STUNNER This outdoor shower (pictured opposite page) by Renegade Design Studio transformed the courtyard of a Sunshine Coast apartment in Queensland. “This design was actually borne out of the need to conceal the apartment’s hot water system,” interior designer Sophia Conley explains. “It was an eyesore in the courtyard, so I incorporated it into a complete shower design and the deck was created to assist water runoff.” ‘Cumaru’ timber from Porta has been pre-finished in protective oil, and Reece bathrooms supplied the shower – a marine-grade stainless steel fitting by Milli Inox. If you’re thinking of installing an outdoor shower, Sophia suggests that you “consider the use, and whether to make it a focal point”. “Sometimes a gorgeous freestanding shower is enough,” she says.
BALINESE OASIS Ready to transport yourself to an exotic Balinese-style oasis? Here’s some inspiration for designing your own dreamy outdoor bathing space from boutique Airbnb Fella Villas in Bali. Surrounded by tropical foliage, it really sets the mood for holiday-at-home vibes. With its subway tiles and shower niche, the setup is similar to what you’d expect inside a bathroom – minus the ceiling!
SEA BREEZE Tasia Heffernan’s outdoor shower takes coastal cues from the seaside suburb of Mount Martha, Victoria. Breeze blocks – something Tasia always wanted to use in their home renovation – give a mid-century, retro feel while also offering privacy. “We demolished our old timber deck and replaced it with the beautiful breeze blocks. They were the first items I ordered,” Tasia says. Large river rocks are another key feature. Functioning as a beautiful natural flooring solution, they are also integral to the shower’s drainage system. Under the rocks is a large pit filled with scoria, where the water collects and then seeps into the ground slowly. “We always make sure that we use natural soaps and hair products for the garden and surrounding plants,” Tasia says.
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This bespoke cold-water shower at Byron Bay's Cape Beach House guest accommodation is a tranquil space to rinse off after a dip in the pool or at the beach across the road. Cleverly designed with a coastal minimalist look, the shower's copper-brass hardware by Mon Palmer of Slightly Garden Obsessed is offset by crisp white walls and natural stone, while timber and established greenery create a back-to-nature feel.
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COASTAL COOL This modern home with expansive outdoor spaces is nestled in a beautiful part of Mornington, a short walk from pristine Mills Beach. Its understated outdoor shower by Nathan Burkett Design features simple tapware installed on an exterior wall of the house. The paving used is ‘Endicott Filetti’ from Eco Outdoor. “It’s an amazing natural stone with light grey to warm brown tones, which complements the beautiful home,” Nathan says. “We chose this material for its density and durability but also for its aesthetic,” he explains. “The long, thin, organic format provides a stunning textural relief to a large expanse of paving.”
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AGED NATURALLY Harrison’s Landscaping designed a low-maintenance, family-friendly pool and garden to suit their client’s busy lifestyle. The space features a mixture of raw, earthy materials, including a copper shower from Astra Walker that’s designed to take on a patina over time. Natural materials such as spotted gum and bluestone have been left untreated to age gracefully and complement the character of the home.
PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE
ARCHITECT CHLOE NAUGHTON / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT DAN YOUNG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PHOTOGRAPHY BENJAMIN HOSKING
OUTSIDE IN This rural home in North Queensland designed by Chloe Naughton is all about the indooroutdoor connection. The house embraces the local tropical climate and opens up to the elements, so including an outdoor shower was an obvious choice. The home’s masonry is celebrated and exposed inside and out, and breeze block creates a decorative backdrop to the alfresco shower.
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‘Natura’ copper overhead outdoor shower $385 sydneybathroomware.com.au
Sussex Taps ‘Monsoon’ horizontal shower $819.50 sussextaps.com.au ‘Roulette Alcove’ shower set in lea wheeled brass with engraved button upgrade $1,076.04 cbideal.com.au 31
GROWN MEET THE INSPIRED FOLKS BEHIND FIVE AUSTRALIAN BRANDS DEDICATED TO GREENING UP OUR WORLD. WORDS NICHOLA DAVIES
Made by artisans in Vietnam and India and featuring collaborations with Australian designers, ZAKKIA’s products have a whole lot of heart.
"We enjoy partnering with smaller studios whose generational knowledge adds immense value to the quality and spirit of our products."
Conceived by Swedish-born Sarah Lundgren, ZAKKIA was built on a passion for good design and a desire to create quality products. Functional homewares, glassware, statement design pieces, planters and more are designed following a minimalist Scandinavian philosophy, which aligns with contemporary Australian style.
“Older European cultures have a deep respect for craftsmanship, and people there would rather go without until they can afford something authentic and handmade out of quality materials that will last,” ZAKKIA executive director Deborah Mott says. “In Australia, the throw-away mentality is finally changing. More and more Australians are willing to invest in high-quality, artisanal products for their homes that won’t end up in landfill.” Deborah says one of the best parts of the job is employing great people and working on her own designs or with designers to help fulfil everyone’s passion. All ZAKKIA products are carefully handmade from high-quality raw materials, built for durability by small family-owned manufacturers in Vietnam and India. “We enjoy partnering with smaller studios who are experts in their area and whose generational knowledge adds immense value to the quality
and spirit of our products,” Deborah says. “I personally visit my suppliers regularly and never put them in competition with each other. We work through errors that occur due to the nature of their business, understanding the limitations they experience.” ZAKKIA’s newest range of pots, Embers, is characterised by beautiful charred (black) or ash (white) organic finishes. Using a reactive glaze process, no two pots end up the same, with their placement in the kiln determining their finish. The Embers range was developed through a partnership between the ZAKKIA team and Australian landscape designer Adam Robinson. “We shared our vision many months before we eventually brought to life an absolutely beautiful outdoor collection,” Deborah says. “Each piece is individually handcrafted to perfection.”
Hard work and dedication have grown this small business into a Perth institution.
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our h like witralely ptu te ulclos quiderf , scul "We liaisewon vide pro growers, which enables us to customers with the best advice tailored to their specific plant.”
After crossing the ditch from a lush small town in New Zealand and moving to Perth in her early 20s, Casey O’Callahan spent a few years working in the corporate world and found herself increasingly disconnected from nature. That was until she and her partner Cal started hiking. They bought an indoor plant around the same time, and this small act was the catalyst that led to Hass & Co Botanics, where Casey and Cal (alongside their pooch Misty) sell tropical houseplants and a curated range of handmade plant accessories and statement décor. “We often joke that Hass & Co Botanics was all a big ruse for me to bring my dog to work every day, which I certainly take advantage of,” Casey says. Customers often bring their dogs in to hang out with Misty while they get plant and styling advice. “We liaise quite closely with our growers, which enables us to provide customers with the best advice tailored to their specific plant,” Casey says. “This way, we know how the plant was grown – 35
such as in a shade house – and we can advise our customers accordingly.” They’re also proud to support other small businesses, stocking everything from handpainted pots to handcrafted stands and artworks. “I think it’s really special to be able to have something in your home that you can feel proud of, knowing someone created it and spent a long time crafting it by hand,” Casey says. “You’re also supporting a boutique industry and helping someone live their dream and support their family.” When it comes to her own personal collection, Casey says she aims to have pieces that she’ll cherish for years to come. “I love the idea of being able to pass a handmade ceramic planter down as an heirloom one day.”
Angus & Celeste’s new collection artfully combines functionality, organic forms and a pared-back palette.
PHOTOGRAPHY DAMIEN PLEMING
If you believe in fate, you’ll appreciate that Angus & Celeste owners Asha Cato and Keir MacDonald met in the enrolment queue for a ceramics degree at RMIT. The birth of their son sparked the determination they needed to turn their craft into a fully-fledged business. That was 10 years ago now, and Angus & Celeste has just released the impressive ‘Garden’ collection, characterised by functional, organic forms in soft colours. “We tried to focus on the functionality of the planters in this collection, to result in positive gardening experiences for the people who use our pots,” Asha says. “We want the plants to live well and have enough root space to grow.” “In the past we have focused on more heavily decorated surfaces. This season we wanted a more minimal look, so that the plants could really speak for themselves. The glaze colours and subtle shapes became the focus in our designing.”
Asha says the ‘Folia Relief’ plant pot has been a really satisfying release as it’s a useful size and showcases a wonderful subtle pattern that’s been in development for a while now. Angus & Celeste’s intriguing pouring spouts have been continued into the ‘Garden’ collection. The ‘Pod Pourer’ plant pots feature a unique drainage system that does away with the need for a drip tray and avoids under- and over-watering. “We also wanted to find a way to incorporate the beauty of natural timber with the porcelain finish, to meet a functional need rather than just a decorative purpose,” Keir says. “The imagining and design of new objects and products is what we love to do.”
"This season we wanted a more minimal look, so that the plants could really speak for themselves."
Created by husband and wife duo Josh and Anna Harrison, The Balcony Garden provides functional handmade pots that make an elegant statement. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE
Visit the showrooms at: 7/19 Rodborough Road Frenchs Forest Sydney 6 Albert Street Richmond Melbourne
"Just like any individual element within a garden, a planter needs to complement the design."
Working as a landscape designer, Josh Harrison wanted to create bespoke pots for his projects. Alongside his wife Anna, he launched The Balcony Garden, which supplies handmade pots that are unique in terms of their quality and style. “Just like any individual element within a garden, a planter needs to complement the design,” Josh says. “Sometimes an understated pot is needed to simply act as a vessel for a tree. Other times, a bold planter is required to create interest and make a statement.” Each piece is handmade from high-quality, durable materials. “Our ‘Willow’ and ‘Humphrey’ ranges are made from a unique blend of poly-resin developed by our production team,” Josh says. “It's incredibly strong and lightweight, and the colour doesn't fade over time.” 39
“Our ‘Bad Names’ range is made in Thailand from locally sourced clay, which is wood fired, and our ‘Tommaso’ range is single-origin galestro clay from the Tuscany region of Italy.” Josh says customers are loving the ‘Tommaso’ range of Italian planters, using them on projects ranging from traditional gardens to modern architectural homes. “It’s a really elegant range but also quite versatile in its application,” he says. In more good news, you can order The Balcony Garden’s pots online and have them delivered safely to your door.
“It’s really satisfying to be putting thousands of plants into homes..."
PLANT RUNNER Plant enthusiasts Duncan Hilder and Dominic Hooghuis can be found at markets around Melbourne, selling plants and products from their adorable vintage truck.
The idea came up over morning tea one day at the horticultural firm where they both worked. By the end of the break, Duncan Hilder and Dominic Hooghuis had found their vintage truck on Gumtree and, after six months converting it, they hit the road as The Plant Runner. Launched in 2017, the duo’s dream of spreading the joy of houseplants was welcomed with open arms by the community. “There is so much positive energy in that old truck and it stays with people,” Dominic says. “It’s really satisfying to be putting thousands of plants into homes and creating greener, healthier spaces for people around Australia.” 40
As well as selling numerous indoor plant varieties from their truck, Duncan and Dominic’s background in horticulture means they can offer plenty of advice to eager green thumbs. They’ve even invented their own indoor plant food to keep your plants alive and fresh. “It took months in the laboratory perfecting and concentrating the formula so we could get so much good stuff into such a cute little bottle,” Dominic says. Check them out at Melbourne markets and online.
FROM COSY CONVERSATION PITS TO LUSH SWIMMING ZONES AND MOVIES UNDER THE STARS, THESE GARDEN SPACES TAKE ALFRESCO LIVING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
California DREAMING Extensive renovations have turned this Gold Coast home into a Palm Springs paradise for the ocean-loving Waters family. PHOTOGRAPHY LOUISE ROCHE, VILLA STYLING / WORDS NICHOLA DAVIES
EUPHORBIA (Euphorbia acrurensis) While it looks like a cactus, Euphorbia acrurensis is actually a succulent and needs to be watered once a week in summer.
BREEZEWAY The breeze blocks from Besser Block Centre set the tone for the rest of the house and gardens. The decking is made from Merbau hardwood.
Ten years ago, Aaron and Sarah Waters saw potential in a 1960s brick home in Bilinga on Queensland’s Gold Coast. They bought it intending to flip it on a “creative small budget”. “Beyond the 117 steps to the beach (but who’s counting?), we fell in love with the floorboards inside and the exterior’s Colorbond roof. Plus, the land was flat with a workable layout,” Sarah says. Four years into the renovations, the couple changed their minds about selling it. Having fallen in love with the home and its surrounds, they decided instead to raise their young family there. Today, Sarah, who runs children’s décor business Bubbles Lane, and Aaron, who heads up operations and major projects at Balter Brewing, live in the home with their children: seven-
year-old Braxton, four-year-old Frankie and one-year-old Chili. The family loves spending time in the home’s California-chic outdoor areas, featuring a pool, sunken lounge and bar, and skate ramp. In designing the north-west-facing outdoor space, Sarah says they wanted an open-plan layout to catch the sun. As a result of their planning, the pool has all-day sun – and sunsets as a backdrop in the afternoon. “On the southern side of the house, which does not get as much sunlight, we built a sunken lounge pit to chill out in,” explains Sarah. The skate ramp was built for Braxton, who loved to go down to the skate park from the tender age of four. “As much as a parent loves to see their child cruising down concrete terrain with the wind in their hair, it absolutely came with >
D E TA I L S Size of pool area: 7m x 3m Budget: $45,000 Timeframe: Five weeks
"I'd describe our home as a white coastal beach house with Palm Springs-style landscaping."
PEACHY PUNCH A pathway made from travertine tiles leads to the laundry/ bathroom. The door is painted in Dulux ‘Coral Blossom’ and is adorned with a door knocker from Pineapple Traders.
SUNKEN LOUNGE “Building our conversation pit was an opportunity for us to bring a different texture into the house,” explains Sarah. “We found recycled bricks from Melbourne that were well over 100 years old, which brings a bit of character. They were laid in a non-traditional way to suit their history, and we added beautiful tiles from Jatana Interiors on the floor.”
COPPERTONE STONECROP (Sedum nussbaumerianum) A compact groundcovering succulent that turns a brilliant golden yellow during summer.
RECYCLED CHARM The outdoor fireplace was made with recycled clinker bricks and painted with Dulux Weathershield ‘Vivid White’. The tiles on the splashback are from Jatana Interiors.
the extreme stress of 80 other kids doing the same thing at the same time!” Sarah says. “Broken bones were inevitable, and we thought, ‘Why not bring the skate park to our house – minus the 80 kids – and take away that stress?’ But we had to make it tie in with our exterior aesthetic in a fun, child-like way.” Clothing and swimwear brands love the family’s outdoor space so much that they rent the home for photoshoots. A key style feature are the breeze blocks, which were installed to break up the cladding of the home’s exterior and tie in with its Palm Springsinspired landscaping. “We also love our tiles – from the pool to the bathrooms,” says Sarah. “The colours and textures of the tiles, would have to be some of the best elements.”
Brass pineapple door knocker (extra large) $179.95 pineappletraders.com.au
Business & Pleasure Co. ‘The Sling’ chair in antique white $249 businessandpleasureco.com.au ‘Aqua Circle’ tile $165 per m² jatanainteriors.com.au
S H O P T H E L OO K > Besser ‘Breeze’ blocks $14.30 each besserblockcentre.com.au
Arc + Family ‘Choctop’ pot from $95 arcandfamily.com.au 53
PERFECTION Expertly balanced proportions and clever combinations of colour and texture have turned this ordinary little backyard into a sophisticated sanctuary. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN HARRISON LANDSCAPING / WORDS CASEY HUTTON
Before its facelift, this Coogee Beach garden was a humble, family-friendly space with some lawn, some paving and a dilapidated cubby house. Its transformation into a suave, secluded entertainer is the work of Harrison’s Landscaping in Sydney. “With two young kids, our clients wanted to create a backyard that would not only suit their current needs but would also appeal to their kids as they hit the teenage years,” explains designer Josh Harrison. The wish list? A pool, some level lawn, an entertaining area and an outdoor kitchen – a tall order for such a small space! The project also had a tight timeframe. “We were contacted by our clients in July, and they wanted to be swimming by Christmas,” says Josh. The snug site meant that there was limited access for machinery to dig the pool. “With only 700mm-wide access down the side of the house, we managed to find a tiny excavator that only just fit. The fill from the pool was removed via motorised wheelbarrows down the side of the house,” explains Josh, whose split-level design was a practical decision to avoid removing too much fill from the pool excavation. “The entire site is also built on sand, which meant the pool excavation kept collapsing. This was a real >
The Balcony Garden ‘Straight Up’ pot from $90 and ‘Phooket’ pot $1,000 thebalconygarden.com.au
S H O P T H E L OO K >
Eco Outdoor ‘Miramar’ limestone from $106.05 per m² ecooutdoor.com.au 57
Canningvale ‘Striped Cabana’ beach towel in navy $29.99 canningvale.com
Tribu ‘Pure’ sofa 2-seater $5,500 coshliving.com.au
"By keeping the layout relatively simple, we were able to create interest using the material palette, colour tones and plants."
WALKING IRIS (Neomarica gracilis) Walking Iris have sword-like foliage and produce flowers similar to orchids. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also quick to propogate and spread.
BLUE CHALKSTICK (Senecio serpens)
BLUE BIRD (Crassula ovata) This sun-loving, hardy succulent doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much water and is tolerant of windy, coastal conditions.
This drought-friendly succulent has powdery blue, finger-like fleshy leaves and looks great planted en masse.
HOT RIO NIGHTS (Heliconia) Perfect for warm climates, this tropical plant with its lush foliage can grow to about 3-4 metres – great for screening out neighbours.
PIGFACE (Carpobrotus) Great for sandy soil – pigface makes a fantastic ground cover and produces bright pink flowers.
challenge for our team of form workers, who worked tirelessly to complete the project.” Josh’s smart, unfussy design divided the backyard into three equal areas: pool, lawn and entertaining area. “By keeping the layout relatively simple, we were able to create interest using the material palette, colour tones and plants,” he points out. A light colour scheme offset by the deep green of subtropical plants gives the illusion of space and depth, while the pool’s high walls serve a dual purpose: retaining neighbouring properties as well as hiding pool equipment in a custom-built shed behind the rear wall. Closer to the house, the garden’s casual lounge area incorporates a custom outdoor kitchen, where a simple concrete benchtop is warmed by vertical lines of cedar cabinetry. “Given the white walls, we needed a lush planting scheme,” says Josh. “We used a combination of heliconias, bamboo, ginger, crassula, olives and carpobrotus, which cascades over the pool walls. All of the plants are low maintenance, which suits our clients’ busy lifestyle.” Undoubtedly the hero of the space, the pool (lined with stunning glass mosaic tiles by Ezzari) is a heavenly prism of cool blue. Despite the complicated nature of the project, says Josh, the young family got its wish of a poolside summer. “We started excavation in mid-September and our clients were swimming on Christmas Day.”
D E TA I L S Size: 6.1m x 15.1m (92m2) Budget: $220,000 Timeframe: Five months from design to swimming time Landscape designer: Harrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping harrisonslandscaping.com.au @harrisonslandscaping
SCREENED This considered outdoor refuge uses bespoke pieces to maximise space for entertaining and relaxation. LANDSCAPE DESIGN ADAM ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY SUE STUBBS / WORDS NICHOLA DAVIES
"I selected an interesting mix of foliage types, which allows each to stand out against the next while adding the illusion of depth."
Milk & Sugar silver woven cushion (50cm) $59.95 and denim stripe chambray cushion (60cm) $74.95 milkandsugar.com.au
Tait ‘Volley’ lounger $1,210 (designed by Adam Goodrum) madebytait.com.au
MONDO GRASS (Ophiopogon japonicus nana) Native to Japan, this hardy plant tolerates very dry conditions and makes an excellent ground cover.
‘EZR0192’ zellige mosaic tiles $860 per m² tilesofezra.com
S H O P T H E L OO K > Lepaar ‘No King Essential’ hose in slate (10m) $110 lepaar.com
A complete overhaul of this space has transformed it from an open area between the back door and the garage – with a view of cars and not much else – to a tranquil and on-trend oasis. The homeowner’s brief to Adam Robinson Design was to create an urban sanctuary – a lush, green multi-use space that would screen the view of parked cars in the carport and continue the playful and arty vibe from the home’s interior to the outside. Over a year and a half, Adam realised that vision through an inspired, well-thoughtout design and strategically selected plants and materials. Adam says the only real challenge in designing the project was to fit so much into a small space. As such, plants were chosen carefully – including the large bird of paradise, olive tree, buxus ball and elephant ears – with light and aspect in mind. “It’s crucial to select plants for the right position so
they thrive,” Adam says. “Most of these plants don’t flower abundantly, as our client was very allergic to a lot of flowering plants.” “I selected an interesting mix of foliage types, which allows each to stand out against the next while adding the illusion of depth. The garden feels like there is much more planting in it than there really is.”
Tait ‘Terrace’ table $605 and ‘Terrace’ plant stand (tall) $506 (both designed by bernabeifreeman) madebytait.com.au
While the garden is low maintenance, Adam says the client has fallen in love with gardening and finds that it grounds her, alleviates stress and helps her relax. To tie together the outdoor space with the interior of the house, large-format timber-look tiles were used as paving, and mondo grass planted between as a hardier, stylish alternative to grass. Beautifully complementing the tiles, an L-shaped bench seat creates a space for friends to congregate or for the family to sprawl out, while smaller tables offer 65
GIANT WHITE BIRD OF PARADISE (Strelitzia nicolai) These tropical looking plants can grow up to 6m tall making them great for screening.
CLOUD TREE (Juniperus) This Japanese-style topiary requires patience. Regular pruning helps keep its cloud like appearance.
D E TA I L S Size: 45m2 Timeframe: One and a half years from concept to completion, including council approvals. Landscape designer: Adam Robinson Design adamrobinsondesign.com @adamrobinsondesign
more intimate settings. Fun elements, such as patterned tiles underneath the bench and cloud trees planted in front of the screens, keep the mood light-hearted and playful while remaining sophisticated.
Adam’s favourite aspect of the design is its showstopping screens, which mask the cars from the garden. “I wanted something that screened the cars in a modern, fashionable sense and that could be completely opened up for large social events,” Adam says. “The screens add a beautiful texture and some theatre to the space,” he explains. “The pattern design is one I came up with after being inspired from a trip to India.” The garden’s colour scheme is integral to its overall impact, with the boundary walls painted a dark grey to make the timber-toned elements and plants pop. In the dining/ barbecue area, an oversized circular mirror adorns the wall, reflecting the colour and movement of the stunning space – because you can’t have too much of a good thing.
LANDSCAPE This home and luxury guesthouse in South Africa creates a dialogue between distinctive architecture, local design and the stunning natural landscape. LANDSCAPE DESIGN GISELLE STOLOFF / WORDS CASEY HUTTON PHOTOGRAPHY GREG COX, BUREAUX
On an expansive property in the harbour village of Hout Bay just outside Cape Town, the steep triangular silhouettes of pitched roofs are set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. The home and luxury guesthouse, built for New Yorkers Jim Brett and Ed Gray, takes inspiration from farm buildings – barns and silos – of both South Africa and the USA. Designed by architect Francois Swart of PADIA, the building nurtures the relationship between indoors and outdoors, creating a dynamic conversation between manmade structures and the elemental forces of nature. Guest suites are accessed via a glass-walled passageway from the hub of the home, inviting visitors to gaze on the garden and mountains beyond. Likewise, varying window shapes – from small rectangular openings to circular viewing points and large frames – create artful snapshots of the world outside. “I love how the odd shapes each present an intimate and special portrait of our
surroundings,” says Ed. “Our architect, Francois Swart, was really the force behind the design of the garden layout. We wanted to reference all of the natural elements: water, wind, fire and earth,” Ed explains. The central point of the garden is a circular lawn surrounded by shallow channels of water. With the help of landscape designer Giselle Stoloff, fragrant perennials, shrubs and distinctive cloud hedging were installed amidst established trees. The repeated orbs of hedging were inspired by the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden near Cape Town, reiterating Jim and Ed’s love of art. The home’s interior showcases an astounding collection of South African handcrafted design pieces and artworks. “We fell in love with the country,” Ed says simply. As a result, this property – thoughtfully juxtaposing design and nature – is underpinned by a deep respect for the culture and the breathtaking surroundings of their adopted home. 70
GlobeWest ‘Livorno’ round outdoor side table $845 globewest.com.au
West Elm ‘Ilya’ turned wood planters $229 each westelm.com.au
S H O P T H E L OO K > Life Interiors ‘Studio’ wire dining chair in slate $199 lifeinteriors.com.au
Eva Solo ‘FireGlobe’ metal log holder $250 templeandwebster.com.au
IKEA ‘Njutning’ blossoming bergamot scented candle $11.99 ikea.com/au
DELIGHT This breezy homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plantation style is achieved through carefully selected greenery and treasured items. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE / WORDS NICHOLA DAVIES
While admitting she is tempted by beautiful new products that she sees come onto the market all the time in her line of work, Alanna believes each piece in a home should last forever: “I’m not a big fan of the disposable nature of some furniture suppliers and consumers.” For one-off vessels, she uses suppliers Water Tiger, Stone Pony, The Pot Place and Garden Life. Outside, framed and shaded by palm trees, the backyard’s focal point is the custom barbecue shack. Interior designer Alanna Smit and her husband Mike purchased their Sydney Northern Beaches home in 2008, transforming the original cottage into a plantation-style home with an Australian country twist. It beautifully incorporates the outdoors, utilising cross-ventilation, natural light and wellplaced greenery. Alanna says she loves her garden and believes in having greenery in every space, whether it’s big or small. “The gardens are treated as part of the interior,” she says. “I am a big fan of succulents like agaves, yukkas and jade (that’s near on impossible to kill).
A lot of my greenery indoors is just cut branches from the garden – palms and strelitzias, as they last forever.” To keep the plants happy, Alanna says she’s constantly propagating and moving them around until she finds the sweet spot where they thrive. “If the indoor plants get a bit sad, I pop them outside, plant them or move them around, which also changes the look of my spaces,” she says. Alanna says finding vessels for the plants is like treasure hunting for her, which has given rise to an eclectic collection. 75
“With a small backyard and not a lot of undercover space, I was forever wheeling the barbecue around out of sight,” Alanna explains. “If my husband had his way it would have taken pride of place on the back deck, where I preferred to put my outdoor bar cart in summer.” “I combined the two to create the peek-a-boo barbecue and servery. It also makes a damn fine outdoor cinema screen.” Between two businesses and three kids there isn’t a lot of free time, but the family’s penchant for movie nights has ensured it’s a much-loved feature.
bbq shack factsheet
D E TA I L S Size: 2.8m l x 2.8m h
Budget: Approx. $7,000 Timeframe: Five days to build Designer: Alanna Smit alannasmit.com.au @alannasmitdesigns
"The gardens are treated as part of the interior. A lot of my greenery indoors is just cut branches from the garden."
Home Republic ‘Malmo’ linen throw in natural $119.99 adairs.com.au
ALEXANDER PALM (Archontophoenix alexandrae)
Still Life butterfly chair $495 stilllife.net.au
This hardy, native palm is happy to grow in the shade. Mature plants can then be moved to a full sun position outside.
S H O P T H E L OO K >
Tile Cloud ‘Alexandria’ grey encausticlook tile $55m2 tilecloud.com.au The Balcony Garden ‘Anfernee’ pot $1,250 thebalconygarden.com.au
DESIGNBYTHEM DesignByThem is a design company founded in 2007 by industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. The talented DesignByThem team believes collaboration is key to making timeless, world-class pieces that are enjoyable for everyone. DesignByThem is flexible with its range, offering indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, and home accessories. Its outdoor furniture range features functional and simple pieces, turning outdoor eyesores like hose reels into sophisticated statements. With bright and muted colours mingling on solid shapes, DesignByThem’s bar stools, tables, benches and more, offer lasting intrigue and add fun to outdoor areas. designbythem.com @designbythem
JAVI DESIGN Javi Design have reinvented the humble letterbox. Their ‘Javi’ letterbox range (priced from $395), available in wall mount or fence/ post mount models, is ultra slick and the perfect accessory for a contemprorary home. And now you can complement the look with one of their new ‘Javi’ wall planters, priced from $120. Just add some plants of your choice! javidesign.com
THE LONG WEEKEND FABRIC HOUSE
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Fight no more to find outdoor fabrics, soft furnishings and furniture with style and durability.
Shop 3A 250 Oxford St
HASS & CO BOTANICS
Designers behind The Long Weekend Fabric House Ange and Amy have created a stylish range perfect for the poolside, in the backyard or on the deck.
Find beautiful indoor plants, accessories and statement décor at Hass & Co Botanics in Perth, owned and operated by plant-loving couple Casey and Cal, alongside their bichon Misty. With plants sourced weekly and displays constantly evolving, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
CHARLIE & JACK CHARLIE & JACK is located in the beachside town of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Named after the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two children Charlie and Jackson, this boutique indoor plant store boasts a selection of Indoor plants, ceramics, planters, baskets, leather goods, cards, jewellery, candles and much more!
Visit the store at: Rear 2 Sturt St (Cnr Little Burke & Kingsford St) Victor Harbor
All of the plants at CHARLIE & JACK are lovingly re-potted before you purchase and each come with names (and personality). charlieandjack.com.au @charlieandjack.com.au
Visit the store at: 289 Fitzgerald St West Perth
BAR BOTANIK Located in West Perth, Bar Botanik is an inner-city haven for people with a love of plants, quality homewares and coffee. Family members Daniel, Robert and Fesi joined forces to create an open and inclusive space where people with a similar love of all things botanical could come together to share their passion. The team strongly believe in supporting other local businesses, offering a large number of unique, handmade products from Australian brands and creatives. All members of the family are welcomed (including the fur children) to wander among the plants, browse the beautiful range of homewares and find a quiet place to enjoy a coffee and treat. The beautiful indoor jungle can also be hired out for workshops and other small events for up to 15 people. barbotanik.com.au
THE PLANT LOUNGE Located in the northside suburb of Nundah in Brisbane, The Plant Lounge has made it their mission to green up customer’s homes with a large range of indoor plants. Rhiannon and her team are on hand to offer advice on selecting the right plants and pots to suit your lifestyle and home. The Plant Lounge is proudly accredited with PlantLifeBalance – meaning they use current science and research to help you optimise the indoor plants in your space to get the maximum health benefits. Their range of indoor plants are selected for their suitability indoors and grown locally by plant nurseries, so you can be guaranteed their plants are perfectly adapted to the Queensland climate. theplantlounge.com.au
Visit the store at: Shop 1, 8 Station St Nundah, Brisbane
THE BALCONY GARDEN Founded by landscape designer Josh Harrison and his wife Anna, The Balcony Garden is built on a passion for producing handmade pots of the highest quality. Sourced from around the world, each piece is made by hand, celebrating the uniqueness and individuality of each product. With an ever-evolving range, there’s a handcrafted pot that will complement the architecture and design of any home, plus pieces that will make a statement. Customers can order from The Balcony Garden’s online shop and have it delivered, with any damage covered by the company. thebalconygarden.com.au @thebalconygarden
ACRES GARDEN Acres Garden Centre is a space to inspire – selling a range of botanical wares from small gifts to an extensive range of beautiful plants. Based in Noosaville, Acres source the majority of their stock from experienced local growers to ensure stock is well suited and climatised to the local region. You’re sure to find a wide range of plants, from the rare to the unusual.
Visit the nursery at: 37 Gibson Rd Noosaville
Qualified horticulturalists are on hand to answer questions, offer advice and discuss all aspects of the garden. In fact, they can even come to you with their in-home consultancy service. They can provide advice on the best plants for the space – and can order in and deliver everything you need for your garden or indoor space. acresgardencentre.com.au
STILL LIFE Still Life was launched in 2015 by partners Catherine Foote and BD Soutar-Dawson. It all began one weekend collaborating and making pieces together for our own home. We worked so well together and fell in love with the creative process, we knew we were onto something we wanted to pursue further. Their collection of butterfly chairs, planters and objects are made using refined techniques and solid materials with a smooth powder-coated finish. They’re a great addition to spaces indoors and out! stilllife.net.au
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Sydney Showroom 505 Balmain Road Lilyfield, NSW 2040
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