Long days, warm nights and balmy breezes.. Summer is finally here and the outdoors await. No longer solely for sun downers or a braai, contemporary outdoor spaces have become infused with all the comforts and conveniences of the indoors. So kick off your shoes, and come experience these exquisite open-air spaces…
Evocative of lush greenery and light breezes, this season’s tropical trend is set to cool your senses with a focus on nature-inspired, laid-back living. It’s the celebration of an abundance of greenery within the home. Pair plant life with natural textures, colours and botanical prints for that rain forest-like feel.
Be selective and choose furniture to inhabit your outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly with the environment. Being multi-functional is a great plus.
BARE EARTH BEAUTY
Representing a respite from our fast-paced lives, the desert trend is all about ‘controlled rusticity’ – celebrating raw versus clean. With a minimalist-inspired ethos, it has a calm, meditative quality. Combine natural stone, terracotta and pottery with earthy tones and tactile linens or suede to fashion a comfortable, informal aesthetic.
To get the most out of modest external spaces, make use of built-in seating to create a sense of enclosure and intimacy. Opt for sliding doors to bring the inside, outside.
Raw materials & elements such as light sandstone and white outdoor furniture can be used to create that clean and relaxed, summery atmosphere.
Preview our Summer Issue here.
The Summer Issue is all about new beginnings, rejuvenation and adventure. Consider it a celebration of both indulging in wanderlust and the sweetness of coming home. We discover the most spectacular design hotels around the world, show you a beautiful collection of outdoor furniture and décor, and tempt your tastebuds with a new indian tapas restaurant. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco using #SummerIssue.