Exit strat­egy Melissa Pen­fold heads out­doors to deck out the ter­race.

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WHEN IT COMES to cre­at­ing a great out­door room, GO MONO A one-colour pal­ette cre­ates a serene think of your gar­den as a whole new space to dec­o­rate. back­drop and plays up tex­tures in the gar­den. A dash of De­sign it as you would the liv­ing room, with light­ing, black cre­ates in­stant con­trast, calls at­ten­tion to the rugs, com­fort­able seat­ing and places to put drinks. Keep gar­den’s green con­tours and makes every­thing else pop. it sim­ple but make sure that the fur­ni­ture is in pro­por­tion STYLE IT Now, put it to­gether and mix in­con­gru­ous and matched to the space. Suit­abil­ity is every­thing. el­e­ments in the lit­tle touches: hur­ri­cane shades, the right CRE­ATE OPEN AIR LIV­ING ROOMS No walls nec­es­sary: cush­ions and a pretty table­cloth will give your out­doors a cov­ered out­door space is an ex­tra liv­ing room – a place the per­sonal stamp – the rst thing peo­ple no­tice. you can re­lax, doze, day­dream, cook, eat or en­ter­tain. GATHER YOUR POTS Ter­ra­cotta pots with top­i­ary will MIN­I­MAL­IST PERGOLAS A gar­den without a per­gola is add in­stant struc­ture to your bal­cony, pa­tio or ter­race. like a room without a rug. Square out­door ar­eas call for RE­PLACE WALL LIGHTS It’s hard to go wrong with a ver­ti­cal in­ter­est to break up the land­scape and in­spire wharf light or lantern that will com­ple­ment all fa­cades. new seat­ing and plant­ing pat­terns around it. Go for ORI­ENT AROUND AR­CHI­TEC­TURE Grow climbers on a sim­ple per­gola sil­hou­ette us­ing rus­tic tim­ber poles. trel­lises against a wall. To an­chor the house plant a low BAN­QUETTE SEAT­ING These seat more peo­ple in a small row of trees against a ter­race wall. But don’t let shrubs area, look stream­lined, can be built-in and act as stor­age. grow over the win­dows; you’re the boss, not the bushes. THINK LIKE AN AR­CHI­TECT In­cor­po­rate your gar­den EM­BRACE SYM­ME­TRY Bal­ance, such as a row of shrubs, into the liv­ing space to in­crease your home’s live­able is vis­ually sooth­ing. Plants in rows against a wall of the square me­ter­age. Max­imise in­door-out­door ow by house make out­door spa­ces feel de­lib­er­ate and rest­ful. in­creas­ing the width of door open­ings. FIRE A re pit, or re­place, is a lure be­cause it cre­ates DE­FINE YOUR PAL­ETTE For har­mony, use the same tones, warmth and light. It scores ex­tra points be­cause of the colours and tex­tures to cre­ate a theme. So, if you use a hyp­notic qual­ity of ame and crack­ling wood. bronze nish on fur­ni­ture, don’t go for cop­per light­ing. NO WALLS The ul­ti­mate lux­ury is a house that erases DON'T SPEND THOU­SANDS Shop around for in­spired the bar­ri­ers be­tween out­doors and in. Roll-away doors de­signs in all-weather rat­tan, bam­boo, tim­ber and metal dis­ap­pear into the back­ground so that your home and that would look at home any­where in the world. the gar­den are con­nected seam­lessly. Bliss! 1 Sika De­sign ‘Ju­lian’ co ee ta­ble, $1350, ‘Char­lot’ arm­chair, $695, and sofa, $1495, domo.com.au 2 Teak out­door lantern, from $288, januset­cie.com 3 ‘Boli­nas’ rope bas­ket, $545, james­said.com.au 4 Bam­boo so­fas and chairs, pho­tographed at Paxos, Greece, tinekhome.com 5&8 Set a sum­mery agenda for out­door rooms with easy up­dates such as cot­ton cush­ions, throws, rugs and wo­ven light­ing, hmhome.com.au 6 ‘Or­son’ direc­tor chairs, $229, liv­ing­by­de­sign.net.au 7 Faux wood ‘Z’ stool/ta­ble, $1290, james­said.com.au 9 ‘Waits eld’ stain­less-steel lanterns, from $358, januset­cie.com

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