Dappled shade from surrounding trees makes the perfect backdrop for a dining area in the backyard of Kylie and Nick’s bayside home. The granitetopped table and wrought-iron chairs are set away from the house on a paved area flanked by lawn and two beautiful lilly pilly trees. “The trees are gorgeous,” says Kylie. “They don’t shed many leaves and offer great shade from the afternoon sun.” The eating area sits half under a pergola, which gives the structure needed for the feature candelabra hung over the table. The garden sets the tone for the table settings – from the pretty floral tablecloth and the vases of lush leaves to the sprigs of rosemary on each plate. “We use this space for special occasions, like birthdays, Easter and Christmas,” says Kylie.