Pop the champagne and streamers and get out the good china because we are celebrating our 40th edition of Outdoor Rooms magazine. That’s 40 issues of landscaping and hardscaping trends and inspiration from Australia and around the globe. I’m happy to say that I’ve been around for almost half of those issues. It’s so interesting to see what has changed and what has stood the test of time.
And enjoying the outdoors year-round is one of those lasting trends. There really is no reason to retreat inside once the sun goes down. This issue, we explore the wonderful world of outdoor lighting. Turn to page 70 to peruse plenty of options that will add both function and style to your space. Ever considered installing an outdoor bathroom? We take a look at outdoor baths and showers that will have you bathing under the sun or stars in no time.
In the expert advice section, Better Homes and Gardens presenter, Jason Hodges, shows us how to create an outdoor office for when the weather gets warmer. This way, you can really make the most of your outdoor space.
Inspiration projects this issue include a Hamptons-style outdoor area with a contemporary twist. Located in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn, the beautifully styled space features all the mod cons including an impressive undercover alfresco kitchen as well as a pool, built-in spa, water feature, curved timber daybed and outdoor shower.
Stay outdoors in style.