Outdoor inspiration SUMMER SPACES
Create an outdoor space that will increase its liveability all year round, with tips from interior design expert Shannon Vos.
An outdoor space done right can be a standout feature of any house or apartment. Whether it’s a place to entertain, a retreat or casual dining area, it can easily become one of the drawcards of your home.
For Shannon Vos, interior designer and former winner of The Block, a great outdoor space doesn’t have to cost a fortune and can be added to over time to enhance its practicality and appeal.
“If you have the room, it’s great to divide your outdoor space into zones – ideally one for chilling out and one for dining,” says Vos.
“I also advise to keep your outdoor spaces similar in colour and tone to your indoor spaces to increase the flow from inside out,” he says.
“Repeat colours, timbers, tones, textures and finishes to make your indoor/outdoor aesthetic work. Outdoor lighting will also help to make the space more appealing.”
“With summer here, now’s the time to update and make the most of your outdoor area.” SHANNON VOS, INTERIOR DESIGNER
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