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The Island Collection


Our latest outdoor range, The Island Collection, is inspired by the idea of creating a magical outdoor space at home. The collection is contemporary, yet timeless, with its neutral colour palettes and abstract shapes. Add colour to your outdoor space with our statement outdoor cushions, terrazzo pots and stumps. Luxe design that is engineered for comfort, style and durability. The Island Collection is crafted with premium UV stabilised all-weather materials that are engineered to reflect natural materials, withstanding the harsh Australian elements, this range of durable pieces will be loved for years to come. Create your own version of outdoor bliss where you can enjoy long lunches with family and friends. Relax, rewind, enjoy!


Contents Meet our contributors, a talented lineup of interior stylists, landscapers, designers and gin specialists to discuss how to make this summer one to remember!

Lucy Fenton Founder, Fenton & Fenton

Phillip Withers Landscape Designer Page 10

Heather Nette King Interior Stylist & Writer Page 18

Four Pillars Gin Page 30

Krista Huebner Basil Bangs Founder Page 36

Ashley Alexander Gather & Feast Food Blogger Page 42


Alfresco Evenings Summer nights are all about entertaining outside. The Orchid dining chairs will set the stage for the perfect night completing any dining table setting.

Orchid Dining Chair Black Fleck 56w x 60d x 83h $590

Orchid Dining Chair White Fleck 56w x 60d x 83h $590


Grille Outdoor Chair Matt Black 48w x 50d x 78h $395

Grille Outdoor Chair Matt White 48w x 50d x 78h $395


PLANT PA R A D I S E Layers of greenery will add rich colours and textures to an outdoor space. Pair statement pots with interesting plants like succulents and cacti’s, to create a serene outdoor living area. No outdoor entertaining space is complete without a bar cart. Dress it up with vibrant glassware and your cocktail favourites, wheel it in and out depending on the weather.

Orchid Dining Chair Black Fleck 56w x 60d x 83h $590 Orchid Dining Chair White Fleck 56w x 60d x 83h $590 Pure Tile Dining Table Light Grey 200w x 100d x 75h $3100


A Touch of Terrazzo

Compliment your outdoor living space with the terrazzo collection. Get creative with mixing the stumps, pot sizes and plants to create a garden oasis that is uniquely yours.


Terrazzo Pot Extra Small, Pink Terrazzo Pot Small, Black Terrazzo Pot Large, Soft Pink

Terrazzo Pot Medium, Paprika

Terrazzo Stump Hourglass, Paprika

Terrazzo Pot Extra Large, Natural

Terrazzo Stump Tooth, Pistachio

Terrazzo Hourglass Stump, Soft Pink


Go Green Renowned Melbourne landscaper and all-round plant guru, Phillip Withers, shares his tips and tricks on how to style plants (inside & outside) and maintain them through all the harsh Australian elements The Courtyard

The Luscious Interior

On your patio, courtyard or outdoor entertaining area, it’s nice to work with clusters of pots, consider cover pots or pots with reservoirs built in. Understand the architecture and develop a themed environment, such as Palm Springs, which we brought to the Fenton & Fenton courtyard through cactus, hardy succulents and palms with low water requirements.

Bring in the luscious big leaves to create a cool green atmosphere and environment. Cluster together groups of different shapes and contrast, such as grasses with shape plants and a palm to give great timeless effect. Consider placements closer to the windows and pots with deep trays or even built in reservoirs and start a weekly timetable for upkeep.


The Architectural With smaller courtyards it can be nice to keep it simple sometimes by creating statement pieces or even a couple of statements with key planters and a possible architectural tree such as Maple, a Dragon Tree or even an Opuntia which we brought to the beautiful Fenton and Fenton courtyard.


Large Semi-Formal Add feature pots to a larger, semi-formal garden, utilising timeless pots to grow food such as herbs or fruit such as citrus. Here we can create easy to pick access and statement pieces to help give balance and structure to a space.

Natural Consider incorporating a larger variety of plant life to more naturally open garden spaces. Here you can look to utilise timeless pieces in key areas to create a story as you wander down a path and help lead your eye through a space. Pieces such as the Den Holm limestone pot paired with an interesting succulent such as an agave Americana are classic and help tell a story. This October the Phillip Withers Landscape Design team launch ‘Shrub Hub’ – A lush green plant lovers hub, @shrubhub_pwld.


Phillip Withers Landscape Design phillipwithers.com | @phillip_withers & @shrubhub_pwld


Defined Spaces Sit back, relax and enjoy the summer sun with our collection of occasional chairs. Ideal for creating an inviting conversation space or reading nook.

Above Kera Lounge Chair Espresso 83w x 83d x 78h $1,200

Right Kera Lounge Chair White 83w x 83d x 78h $1,200


Above Borneo Chair Black 95w x 88d x 107h $2,100

Left Panja Chair Beige Rope 74w x 74d x 80h $1,600


Style Cues If you’re a long-time friend of Fenton & Fenton, then you’re probably familiar with the work of Heather Nette King. Renowned interiors stylist, Heather is the talent behind the styling of The Island Collection, along with so many of our other shoots. Heather talks about the wonders of Summer and her tips on creating a special place in your outdoor area. All the tantalising little signs are appearing: the hint of Jasmine in the air; the urge to shrug off your jacket in the afternoon; and happily, fresh stone-fruit is back on the green-grocer’s shelves. Yes friends, summer is coming. The best bits of summer are undoubtedly those spent outdoors – be it a stolen, solo hour reading by the pool (yes, I’m dreaming here), or having an impromptu gathering for friends – just because it’s going to be a gloriously balmy evening that’s waaaaay too good to be wasted indoors! The Fenton and Fenton summer range is all about making the most of those moments – it’s about opening up the doors, indulgently reclining in a lounge, and creating the most stylish outdoor table settings around. Read on to discover Fenton & Fenton’s beautiful summer edit – it’s called, appropriately, ‘Island’ because who doesn’t dream of a little escape? Even if it’s just for an evening. Enjoy, oh and make mine a margarita. And don’t hold the salt. hnk x

Orchid Lounge Chair with Footstool, Black 74w x 74d x 80h $2,400


“It’s called, appropriately, ‘The Island’ because who doesn’t dream of a little escape? Even if it’s just for an evening”

Catch A Weave The perfect starting point for creating your own holiday island vibe is our new outdoor chairs and lounges - they put a contemporary spin on the look of beautiful traditionally woven rattan chairs and lounges, but they’re made with new weather-smart techniques. Available in black, white and natural, they are the smartest and most stylish seats for poolside or indoor/outdoor spaces.


Palm Springs Towel Hand Towel $35 Bath Mat $60 Bath Towel $120

Bauhaus Blue Towel Hand Towel $35 Bath Mat $60 Bath Towel $120


Iconic designs inspire Mr Fenton’s latest towels Our love of iconic twentieth century design movements continues, and following on from the success of Mr Fenton’s ‘Modernist’ rug and towel range, comes four beautiful new sun-drenched towel designs. The ‘Bauhaus’ is a playful geometry of triangles, squares and curves and comes in either pink or blue. The ‘Palm Springs’ brings to mind the look of cool plants against painted pink walls that is synonymous with Palm Springs style. The Aztec is a super-sized beach towel in earthy, desert tones, and was inspired by chasing the sun, all year around here’s to that!


Pampas and the dried botanicals In a massive nod to 70s style, pampas grass has made a big comeback to interiors. The pale, elegantly draping look of pampas works beautifully with Fenton & Fentons’ outdoor range, as do the other popular botanicals such as dried fan palm, wild millet and the palest, almost nude orchid stems.

“A confident attitude to mixing and matching will make all the Tropical plants and florals difference to Tropical plants are the perfect way to cool down a warm space - indoor or out. your home.” Monstera, Dracaena, Calatheas, and Spathiphyllum are all very popular, and readily available and will add a lush, tropical, and infinitely ‘island-like’ vibe to your home. Fenton & Fenton have a huge range of pots – both new and the some incredible vintage pieces. To create a visually layered and eclectic look, mix large plants with smaller ones, spreading ones like Monstera with dangling ones like Devil’s Ivy, and even a rugged cacti. Like it is with interiors – a confident attitude to mixing and matching will make all the difference to your home.

You can style-up your summer table-top with a hit of tropical inspired botancia too. Palm leaves look gorgeous in a vase by themselves, but add in a crazy mix of coloured Anthurium flowers or glorious orchid stems in juicy hues to really make your table-top sing.


Pure Tile Dining Table Light Grey 200w x 100d x 75h $3100


Set the Scene

Accessorise your outdoor space with vibrant coloured glassware styled on intricate bone inlay trays.

B Hexa

Mari Rob

Mari Super N


Bone Inlay agon Tray, Pink

Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Water Glass

Bone Inlay Round Tray, Floral Black

Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Champagne Flute

io Luca Giusti berta Pitcher

Bone Inlay Coasters Multicoloured

Mario Luca Giusti Ananas Ice Bucket

Mario Luca Giusti Pallina Pitcher

io Luca Giusti Nova Salad Bowl

Mario Luca Giusti Super Milly Tumbler

Mario Luca Giusti Palla Pitcher

Mario Luca Giusti Antartica Ice Bucket


THE ELEMENTS Designed for both indoor and outdoor spaces, The Island Collection is crafted with premium UV stabilised all-weather materials that are engineered to reflect natural materials. The Island Collection comprises durable pieces that will be loved for years to come.

Orchid Dining Chair White Fleck 56w x 60d x 83h $590 Pure Tile Dining Table Light Grey 200w x 100d x 75h $3100


A MINIMALISTS DREAM The Panja and DJA lounge chair is every minimalists dream, showcasing a modern style with their clean lines and distinct shape.

Panja Chair Beige Rope 74w x 74d x 80h $1,600


DJA Lounge Chair White Fleck 109w x 93d x 118h $2,100


Cocktail Hour


Make it a Summer to remember with the Golden Bijou cocktail by Four Pillars Gin. Golden Bijou Cocktail INGREDIENTS 30mL Dry Island Gin 25mL lemon juice 20mL Maidenii La Tonique 10mL sugar syrup 3mL absinthe Lemon twist METHOD Chill a coupette Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and fine strain Garnish with a lemon twist


Above DJA Lounge Chair Natural Fleck 109w x 93d x 118h $2,100

Right Kera Lounge Chair White 83w x 83d x 78h $1,200


Serene Summer Designed for daydreamers to while away the warm afternoons, our sofa beds are both style-savvy and super comfortable.

Above Kera Sofa White 151w x 149d x 92h $3,900

Right Kera Sofa Espresso 83w x 83d x 78h $3,900


Wild & Wonderful Founder of Basil Bangs, Krista Huebner, chats to us about the inspiration behind the brand, the highs and lows of running a small business and her tips on how to entertain outside.


What inspired you to launch Basil Bangs? We started Basil Bangs with our mates back in 2010 because between us, we couldn’t find beautiful beach umbrellas suitable for a wedding present. Ultimately our aim was to rejuvenate an enduring product category, and introduce our own ‘contemporary classic’. Mike’s background in product design and our collective love of the beach made it a no-brainer! As we’ve grown, both as a business and as a family, we’ve translated our vision of ‘design for everyday’ more broadly, focusing on creating thoughtful products that suit our indoor/outdoor lifestyle at home, work and the beach. Tell us about the highs and lows of running a small business Oh gosh - the highs are HIGH and the lows are STRESSFUL. But it’s a great ride. The fact that it’s all on you is a big thing but the creative freedom of realising your ideas and working with my husband is pretty fun.

What is the inspiration behind the latest collection? Our collection this year was heavily influenced by the colours and sounds of growing up in the 80s and the dusty colours of the pacific coast and the southern California desert from our recent road trip there. It was like we put our collective memories to a sound track of Neil Young and through a Super8 filter. Think bubble-o bills, fibro shacks, zinc. the whole family squashed into the Kingswood going to the Gold Coast for holidays, mix tapes, terry towelling and tans. Faded vinyl, big florals, and crochet. Zinc on the nose, tan lines and tanning oil.


Run us through the process of bringing a collection together Mike and I will mood board colours, artworks, pictures and patterns we’re loving. Mike’s great at forecasting colours while I’m more about mood and feel. Together that process drives our development and ultimately informs how we want to shoot the range and what’s on our playlists. I’m a true Gemini so naturally a bit of a bowerbird but can be quite divergent in my directions. I’ll usually have two very strong directions I want to take. Mike helps crystalise it and pull it together. He’s the Virgo, and beds down the details and sweats the small stuff. Thank god he’s the one in charge of design! What’s on the cards for Basil Bangs in the coming year? We’ve just opened a summer pop up shop in our local ‘hood’ of Manly Beach in Sydney. We’re loving being in the shop showcasing the range in its entirety. Fun times! We’re also plugging away at some new things *secret squirrel*.

What are your top tips for entertaining outside? Fresh flowers or foliage are a must. Beautiful shade on a hot day is essential. A good tablecloth (or placemats) are the low effort, high reward workhorse of any table setting. You can have the ugliest, cheapest, nastiest table underneath and no-one would know any different if a gorgeous cloth is on top! Plus, ours are of course the best - spill proof, wine proof and beautiful and easy to clean. AKA The Bomb Diggity. In terms of food, we like to keep it simple with lots of shared plates and lovely fresh ingredients and a ‘help yourself’ bar table with mismatched vintage glasses is also great. We make sure we have a festive mocktail ready to go, so that grownups and children alike can feel festive.


“Our collection this year was heavily influenced by the colours and sounds of growing up in the 80s, the dusty colours of the pacific coast and the southern California desert�


Basil Bangs Range


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1. Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion, Wildflowers 2. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Wildflowers 3. Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion, Daydream 4. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Buttercup 5. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Daydream 6. Basil Bangs Love Rug, Wildflowers 7. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Amazonia 8. Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion, Amazonia 9. Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion, Tessuti, Taupe 10. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Tessuti, Marine 11. Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion, Tessuti, Sand 12. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Tessuti, Taupe 13. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Tessuti, Sand 14. Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella, Etienne


Sweet Spot

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Black Grape, Plum & Banana Smoothie Bowl INGREDIENTS 1 large frozen banana, roughly chopped 1/2 cup frozen red or black grapes 1 frozen plum, roughly chopped 1 cup almond milk (adding a little extra if needed) 1 tsp vanilla extract, paste or powder TOPPINGS Frozen black grapes Coconut flakes Cacao Nibs Bee pollen METHOD Blend the frozen banana, grapes, plum, almond milk and vanilla until smooth. Scoop or pour into a bowl. Top with frozen grapes, coconut, cacao nibs and bee pollen (or your favourite fresh or frozen fruit and nuts).


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The Island Collection  

The Island Collection by Fenton & Fenton, encourages daydreamers to while away the warm afternoons in style. Inspired by the sentiment of be...

The Island Collection  

The Island Collection by Fenton & Fenton, encourages daydreamers to while away the warm afternoons in style. Inspired by the sentiment of be...