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Outdoor living spaces: Take a seat

Feb 13, 2018 | Design and Decor, Featured, Luxury Trends

Comfort and convenience meet whimsy in outdoor living spaces designed to delight.

A mix of permanent and impermanent elements – tables, chairs, stools, a fireplace – makes for flexibility in outdoor living spaces..

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At Singita Sweni Lodge, a combination of built-in bench seating, armchairs, stools and side tables allows for the group size to grow and for guests to move around freely. Cécile & Boyd (cecileandboyds.com) was involved in the recent revamp of the lodge – note their use of jewel-toned and metallic accents, an effective way to elevate an outdoor space.

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A structured corner in a crisp scheme of blue and white shows a well-considered use of colour and pattern. Designer Katharine Pooley (katharinepooley.com) created this smart seating area using the repetition of geometric motifs in the trellis, side tables and accessories.

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Seats of different styles and levels make for an interesting dynamic, while cohesion is maintained thanks to the use of the same materials. This sofa and hanging seat combo from @homelivingspace (@home.co.za) is the epitome of beach chic.

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This casual arrangement of chairs on a paved terrace may seem unplanned, but the iconic silhouettes were certainly not chosen by chance. Here, architect Brian Hess (hesshoen.com.au) has fashioned a stylish arrangement of Acapulco and butterfly-style chairs to match the grandeur of the house. A portable wood-burning fireplace allows for social gatherings around a fire without having to commit to a permanent structure.

 

Credits: TEXT Julia Freemantle PHOTOGRAPHS Priya Schuback, Prue Roscoe, Davide Lovatti, Natalie Hunfalvay, supplied

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