THE OUTDOOR LIFE
Multiple zones mapped out with decking, pebbles and lawn make the most of the family’s backyard. “We take advantage of sunny mornings and enjoy breakfast in the alfresco/deck area,” Vanessa says. “We plan to extend this space with a pitched-roof, Hamptons-style white pergola to create a more casual outdoor living area.” A timber setting positioned on white pebbles is used during outdoor parties or for soaking up the afternoon sun, and the boys use the grassed area for soccer practice all year round.
OUTSIDE In the zone Two potted trees create a “doorway” to the seating area.
Weave it Weatherproof synthetic wicker and washable cushion covers make this setting easy to clean. OUTSIDE
OUTSIDE Neat spot
An antique dresser provides storage for alfresco tableware and linen. Seat from Kmart.