Turkey, tinsel and tropical temperatures don’t really make for a comfortable Christmas, which is why the traditional Australian celebration often takes place outdoors and has developed a style all its own. We really like this celebratory setting, and would love to drop by for a cold wine and a lively chat. Here’s why we find it so inviting:
It’s outdoors, of course! There is nothing quite like a meal al fresco, be it a sandwich on a park bench, a picnic on the beach or a family gathering in the garden.
The colours used are bright and cheerful, but not predictable. The vibrant Suzani throw used as a tablecloth breaks the rules for a formal table setting and makes for fun. The polka dot cushions don’t match but definitely go well. The orange placemats add zing while the white chairs give a freshness appropriate for eating outdoors.
The seating just invites you to stay awhile. Regular dining chairs and gardens don’t really mix, which is why these chairs are just perfect, blending style, comfort and practicality.
Fresh flowers for decoration are endlessly appealing and seasonally stylish.
The little ‘break away’ area in the background confirms that this garden has truly been transformed into an outdoor room that will host and entertain from brunch right through to a candlelit supper. Merry!