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early settler outdoor furniture white marble look outdoor table and wicker dining chairs

October Blog Giveaway: Win a $500 Early Settler Voucher

Today I want to clue you in on some of the most common outdoor decorating mistakes I see my design clients and blog readers make. And don’t worry, I’m also going to talk you through all of the solutions so you can make your alfresco zone a stunner for summer.

It’s fair to say that 2020 has not been cute. But finally, better days are coming. We’re almost allowed to have friends over again, there’s the smell of spring in the air, and I found a goon bag of Espresso Martini mix at my local bottle shop. Things really are looking up.

Now is the time to prep your outdoor zone and get it ready for some fun in the sun. And to make it even easier, I’m running an amazing giveaway at the end of this post that could see you win a $500 Early Settler voucher. Christmas has come early!

All of the glorious outdoor furniture you see in this post is from Early Settler btw, so it’s packed with my expert hints and tips, but also real-world shoppable products you can snap up in seconds.

So let’s dive into discussing all things outdoor decorating, how to fix your style blunders, as well as ways to improve the look and feel of this zone. I’ll see you in the comments at the end of the post.

This post is produced in partnership with Early Settler.

early settler french provincial outdoor wicker furniture white lounge suite with grey cushions

The Catalina Sofa Set. Click to See More.

The Outside Doesn’t Reflect the Inside

I’m starting with the major blunder first: your alfresco area not looking at all like your indoor rooms. I see it all the time when I go into client homes. You have this gorgeous indoor zone, then step out into a courtyard or covered pergola that feels completely disconnected.

People often do the interior first and the outdoor zone becomes an unfortunate afterthought. The solution, of course, is to look at the vibe you have going on inside your home and then purchase outdoor furniture that has the same look and feel.

Are you a Hamptons lover? Contemporary devotee? There’s an outdoor furniture style for every indoor vibe, so make sure you furnish with cohesion in mind.

Fab outdoor furniture to match your indoor style:

early settler extra large reclaimed tea dining table with grey wicker hamptons outdoor chairs

This Four-Metre Dining Table is a Godsend for a Large Area. Click for more.

You Haven’t Mixed your Textures

Another mishap I see when decorating an outdoor area is that all of the textures are the same. Warm timber decking, with a warm timber lounge suite, near a warm timber table and warm timber chairs. That is a whole lotta warmth (I’m sweating just thinking about it).

It’s the same for tiled outdoor areas and metal furniture: it can read as too cold. The best approach when it comes to outdoor decorating is the same one I use for indoors: a medley of textures is your friend. If the floor is warm, contrast with a cooler material. If the floor is colder, heat it up with a warmer furniture finish.

And of course, you have to think beyond just the outdoor furniture pieces, which brings me to my next point…

early settler white wicker outdoor lounge setting with white armchair and grey cushion

Click to See More of the Molly Wicker Sofa Set.

It’s Missing the Decorative Layers

When considering outdoor furniture ideas, people get stuck on the furniture alone. But an outdoor area is more than just the big pieces. Of course you want to get that right (and after this article you’ll have it nailed), but it’s what you put on top of the furniture that becomes just as important.

Once you have your lounge suite or dining setting, it’s time to embrace outdoor decor. I’m talking stunning outdoor cushions, decorative ornaments for your tabletop, and outdoor rugs for the ground. The rugs are a particularly important factor when it comes to zoning (we’ll get to that in a moment), but the cushions and decor are a crucial inclusion to add softness and depth to the outdoor space.

Below is a selection of my fave outdoor cushions. Haven’t they come such a long way over the years? 

early settler colourful outdoor cushions with tropical patterns

So Many Stunning Outdoor Cushion Options Here

boho style wicker outdoor furniture and outdoor rug from early settler

Loving the Kaya Tribal Diamond Rug here. Click for more.

You Haven’t Zoned the Areas

If you’re lucky enough to have a larger outdoor area you need to decorate, then zoning is going to be an important element to get right. When I say zoning, I mean that the lounge area and the dining table need to feel like independent spaces that are connected by a common thread.

You don’t want a scenario where you’ve just plonked furniture on the ground outside and called it a day. The best outdoor zones are ones your eyes (and feet, for that matter) go on a journey in. You want to lead people to the table on a subtle, carved-out pathway. You want them to move to the lounge area and have it feel cosy and welcoming.

Here are some ways to zone areas in your outdoor space:

  • Rugs are the number one. Pop one under the lounge zone to connect all the chairs
  • Plants are a great to break zones in two: pop some greenery between a lounge and dining table
  • Outdoor lights over dining tables can ground the area and make it more of a destination
  • Outdoor umbrellas are another great way to give a dining zone presence
  • In a larger backyard, cover the dining zone with a gazebo, but leave the lounge zone sunny
  • Don’t be afraid to have armchairs with their backs to the dining zone either
early settler terrazzo outdoor tall dining table with white stools in courtyard with black walls

Click to See More of This Stunning Terrazzo Bar Table.

It’s Only Made for Day-Taining

When it comes time to mull over decorating ideas for outdoor areas, people envision fun in the sun. And I hear you (with the right SPF of course!). But what about at night? There’s nothing I love more than sitting outside in summer as nightfall arrives.

With that in mind, you have to think beyond just day-taining (that’s day entertaining – I just made it up!). Consider how you and guests will use the space and move through it at night as well.

Fixed overhead lighting and permanent wall-mounted options are great, but you can get really cute with smaller lighting too. Lanterns on tables are awesome. But here’s the better idea: using lanterns either side of a path to lead guests on a journey from the back door to the dining table. Fairy lights are a genius move as well; they add instant charm and whimsy.

early settler outdoor furniture lounge suite timber with blue cushions and coffee table

The Haven Occasional Table is Made for Drinks. Click for More.

You Forgot About Side Tables

When mapping out the lounge zone in your outdoor area, you definitely want chairs and you definitely want a coffee table. But here’s the thing people often forget: the essential drink-holding side table.

It’s quite common in a well-designed outdoor space for the coffee table to be more decorative. In a larger zone it might actually be a bit too far away from the seat you’re sitting in to use it to put a drink on.

By all means you’ll use the coffee table to sit food and drinks on initially. But when you’re kicking back in a comfy lounge chair, you’ll want (and thank me for recommending) a stylish side table that works with the rest of the setting.

early settler reclaimed teak outdoor furniture dining table and benches in backyard

Click for more of the Antigua Dining Table.

You Only Furnished the Footprint

This goes back to what I was saying earlier about layers, but also about zoning. You don’t want your outdoor area to just be a timber, tile or concrete footprint with a few pieces of furniture sat on it.

You want the entire outdoor area to read as a room; with comfortable nooks, cosy crannies, and the interesting focal points you see inside the home.

To do that, you have to think beyond just the horizontal plane. Go up as well. I’m talking about decorating the walls in your courtyard or balcony, or erecting a gazebo if you have a larger yard.

If the space doesn’t bode well for something as big as a gazebo, why not hang some plants from your eaves or on the walls of your home’s exterior? Anything that draws the eye up and away from the ground is a good idea.

black woven outdoor furniture early settler backyard furniture decor

Click for more of this comfy Calypso Sofa.

You Haven’t Thought About Comfort

I mentioned hard materials earlier, so I want to discuss them again. Because trust me, people don’t think about comfort enough when they’re decorating outdoor areas, and it really comes back to bite you in the butt.

Speaking of butts, you want yours to snuggle into a soft cushion, not a hard chair. This of course depends on the furniture piece in question and how long you plan on sitting on it, but overall I always recommend getting lounge chairs with plush cushions.

Even with dining chairs and benches, it’s nice to have some removable cushions on hand for guests who need them. If it’s one thing I’ve realised as I’ve gotten older, it’s that the bones do not enjoy hard surfaces. So always invest in cushions.

early settler black ornate metal outdoor small table with two chairs

Arles Garden Table is a Great Option for a Small Courtyard.

You Think it’s Too Small for Furniture

Also one of the biggest blunders of all: you think your space is too small to do anything with. Honestly, no outdoor zone is too small for some piece of furniture, and there’s always a solution at hand.

I’ve spent time on many very cosy balconies where friends or family have decided to not do anything with – and it’s such a shame. Be it a small round table with two chairs, or even a glorious egg chair you can cosy up and ready a book in; there is a hand for every glove and a piece of outdoor furniture for every outdoor space.

Above: the delicious Arles Garden Table is a great solution for a balcony. And how romantic does it look? I see dinner for two and a proposal happening here (the proposal from me being “will you pass me another champers?”).

Below: another great idea for a small space – the delicious Byron Hanging Chair.

early settler byron hanging chair wicker egg chair with cushion

The Byron Hanging Chair is Perfect for Balconies.

You Forgot to Bring the Indoors Out

The very first point I made was about making sure you connect your indoor and outdoor zones. You don’t want to step from your kitchen or dining room into a courtyard that feels completely disconnected. Carrying the vibe from indoors to out is important, but so is using indoor pieces in your outdoor space.

If you have a covered area (be it an actual outdoor room, pergola or gazebo), you can happily decorate with indoor pieces here and not worry that they’re going to get damaged by the elements. Alternatively, bring them inside at the end of your weekend soiree if you’re concerned.

The benefit of living Down Under is that our homes are so blended in terms of the inside and out, so mix and match where you can so it all reads as one glorious design vibe throughout the property.

white ceramic top outdoor table with black metal legs early settler

Love the modern feel of the Hendrix Ceramic Table.

WIN A $500 Early Settler Voucher

The team at Early Settler have been kind enough to offer up a $500 voucher that you can win to spend on anything you like in-store or online. Simply follow the prompts below to enter.

To enter to win the $500 voucher, simply:

  1. Click here to visit the Early Settler website
  2. Explore their beautiful range of outdoor furniture and decor
  3. Jump back here and drop a comment below naming your fave product and why
    * You’ll need to scroll to the bottom to submit your comment.

Giveaway is open to Aus residents only. Competition closes 11.59pm Saturday October 31. Winner will be announced here and contacted via email.

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

COMMENTS
  • Rebecca

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    The Byron Wicker Day Bed looks gorgeous, light enough to move in and out of the sun at my whim, and large enough that I might even share it with the gf! 😉

    2 October, 2020
  • Tanya

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    Tivoli Gazebo! Absolutely stunning….

    2 October, 2020
  • Doreen

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    Just love the Byron hanging chair. Would be perfect for our newly styled Hamptons home on the canal.

    2 October, 2020
  • Paula O’Brien

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    The Havana range is gorgeous, I love the mix of wood and rattan and the plush cushions! Looks comfy and stylish and a bit ‘different’ to the usual offering in outdoor furniture.

    2 October, 2020
  • Danella West

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    The Havana Sofa set is to die for!

    It is exactly what I need

    2 October, 2020
  • Danella West

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    The Havana Sofa set is to die for!

    Just what I need

    2 October, 2020
  • Elizabeth

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    I love the Nix Lounge Chair – looks relaxing and generously proportioned so that you can just sink into it with a good book.

    2 October, 2020
  • Betty

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    I love the mix and match dining chair options, but couldn’t go past the Reclaimed 260 Teak Table with 6 x Jinx Chairs Package – put a bow on it, because it looks like a gift from above!

    4 October, 2020
  • Dean

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    I can see myself hanging out with my kids on the Byron Hanging Chair!

    4 October, 2020
  • Shameemah

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    The Madden dining table, it is durable and designed for all seasons, meaning we can have the party on all year long.

    5 October, 2020
  • Kristine

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    Arles Garden table & chairs.
    What love to set that up on my lawn area and look and the garden around

    5 October, 2020
  • Riri

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    The Havana 3 Seater Sofa!
    It’s long enough to lie across and read/sunbake by yourself, or sit and have a chat with some friends. So summery and comfy looking – plus compact for our small outdoor area.

    6 October, 2020
  • Mandy Graham

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    Livorno Coffee Table – I love the modern look.

    6 October, 2020
  • Rachel Bigg

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    Thanks for the chance to win from one of my favorite stores! Hard to narrow the choice to one but love the Byron hanging chair, would be a perfect quiet escape amongst the chaos at my house!

    6 October, 2020
  • Nicole Power

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    I would love to replace my spider infested rotting timber outdoor chairs with the Emery dining chairs from Early Settler! They look super comfy and chic.

    6 October, 2020
  • Susan Lee

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    The Terrazzo Bar Table is amazingly universal for entertainment and as a brunch spot. Elegant and timeless for any home whether its an apartment or homestead. Ill be putting that on my mood board #familytime #weekendchills #allrounder

    6 October, 2020
    • Glenda Smith

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      The unique grains of the oak of the Maine Bench Seat will meld my inside & outside spaces together.

      13 October, 2020
  • Margaret Chafer

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    Absolutely love the Versailles Gazebo Antique White with Light Grey Canopy with the new brushed finish, as this would look amazing in our garden area.

    6 October, 2020
  • Donna Mackley

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    The Sanctuary 4 seater sofa and ottoman package would be ideal for our family and friends. I love the wood and that it provides a lot of seating.

    6 October, 2020
  • Ellie-Mae Houliston

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    My husband is itching for the Tivoli Gazebo so he can reclaim some of the space for his tools *insert eyeroll*. I am pretending not to enjoy the thought of it in my courtyard wrapped around with wisteria…

    6 October, 2020
  • Linda Crilly

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    Loving the Riva range ! Especially the corner lounge! Can see this on my back deck with some comfy cushions to add a pop of colour !I would so be able to enjoy this space more with a comfy stylish outdoor lounge to curl up on !

    6 October, 2020
  • Michelle Strempel

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    Byron wicker occasional chair, I love the width of the seat, big enough for the huskier members of the family and a gear size to cosy up in with a book or kindle.

    6 October, 2020
  • Julie G.

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    Sanctuary 4 Seater Sofa & Centre & Ottoman Package
    I love this package as it is low to the ground so as to not block out any of the views from the balcony. It also has the flexibility to be styled differently, for visitors, or just for me to stretch out and relax and read my latest book.

    6 October, 2020
  • Katie Stow

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    Great blog! The Juno 3-seater sofa is absolutely delicious with those gorgeous curves! Love it.

    6 October, 2020
  • Mel

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    The Marson table is beautiful!

    6 October, 2020
  • Christina Pargeter

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    Loving the Havana Chair!!! Loks gorgeous to curl up in a relax with a good book.

    6 October, 2020
  • Helen M

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    Catalina 4 piece sofa set.
    This lovely sofa set would fit well into any style of outdoor setting, being versatile and comfortable.

    6 October, 2020
  • Sunita Mathew

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    Love the Pod occasional chair. It’s a good size-cosy for snuggling up with a book and blanket. It also has the look of a peacock chair but smaller. Love that it’s all weather wicker and lightweight.

    6 October, 2020
  • Stella

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    I am loving the Solaris day bed!

    6 October, 2020
  • Ann Bell

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    Just love the colours in the outdoor cushions, will brighten any area

    6 October, 2020
  • Dawn Gilbert

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    https://www.earlysettler.com.au/tivoli-gazebo-antique-grey-with-light-grey-canopy This is my favourite! Perfect for my yard, and a great place for my wisteria to wander as we sit underneath sipping margaritas! Oh well, a girl can dream!

    6 October, 2020
  • Darlene Collins

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    I love the Byron Wicker Chair. It would look great on my patio.

    6 October, 2020
  • Dromomaniac

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    I would be both thrilled & tortured if I won because there are SO MANY great pieces in the Early Settler range! I think I’d choose the Reclaimed Teak 4m Package: Table + 10 chairs, & I’d choose Linear, Verdun or Weave chairs, but then I’d be tempted by a bunch of other beautiful coordinating items and some of the gorgeous cushions, too! The matching benches would be a great selection for a peaceful spot in the garden, but could double up as extra seating when we’re entertaining, too. Oh, the sweet agony of so many divine choices!♥️

    6 October, 2020
  • Candice A

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    The Terrazzo dining table is a winner;
    No need to worry about spillages from dinner!
    Plenty of room;
    Kids can even zoom;
    Great price too – the budget is looking thinner!

    6 October, 2020
  • Katie James

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    Gorgeous range! Makes it hard to narrow it down to one favourite but the Emery Dining Chair is at the top of my wishlist. It’s a triple threat with spot on style, all weather construction and comfort. Love it.

    6 October, 2020
  • Julie

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    Would love a gazebo to put on our grass area so we would use it more. Also love the Bar Table.

    6 October, 2020
  • Carli Beange

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    I’m in love with the simplicity of the Haven range and a few pieces from there with a bright Aruba cushion and my outdoor area would be complete

    6 October, 2020
  • Simone

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    Afternoon siestas spent on the Byron hanging basket chair soaking up the sun, swinging in the summer breeze would make the perfect addition to my outdoor space.

    6 October, 2020
  • Dianne

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    Just redecorating our top floor balcony and can picture a couple of the beautiful Mary Occasional Chairs with a G & T resting and the nice wide arms.

    6 October, 2020
  • Veronica

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    The Byron Wicker Occasional chair looks fresh, summery and would be great inside as well.

    6 October, 2020
  • Emily

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    The Mateo Lounge Chair would be a perfect spot for me to read my book (*I mean watch the kids as they tear up the yard and insist on showing me their ‘tricks’). It’s on sale too, so may even get one for the husband too.

    6 October, 2020
  • Susan Dean

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    The Reclaimed Teak Cross Leg Dining Table – 4000mm. Perfect for long family lunches and Sunday Dinners with friends.

    6 October, 2020
  • Keira-Lee Metcalfe

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    The Terrazzo bar table is stunning and would pair perfectly with our new spotted gum deck and nearby terrazzo paved pool area!

    6 October, 2020
  • Christine Smalley

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    Koa sofa set is perfectly proportioned for smaller spaces, like my backyard. Classically organic, balanced with restrained elegance, I picture lazy Fri night takeaways, Saturday afternoon champagne with girlfriends and a lazy Sunday reading nook. The place to lounge about with 1 , 2 or 3.

    6 October, 2020
  • Holly Brennan

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    Terrazzo is so on trend at the moment, and the Terrazzo Dining Table is a great way to easily inject this texture into your home. I love that you can mix and match the chairs with it as well, which changes the look and feel of the table to suit. So no matter if your style is Scandi, Coastal, Hamptons or Modern, you can make this work in your space.

    6 October, 2020
  • Melissa Mackay

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    So hard to decide as we need a total outdoor revamp!
    1.The Byron Hanging Chair (my daughter has always wanted one)
    2. Kanto Bar table and chairs ( I have loved this piece for a while)
    Good luck all entrants!

    6 October, 2020
  • Leanne Richardson

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    https://www.earlysettler.com.au/riva-4-pce-sofa-set
    Omg!! This looks like the place to relax this summer. I need this with a good book.

    6 October, 2020
  • Kelda

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    The Arthouse Tuxedo Cat Print!! Because I’m not going to lie I want to be that cat!!!!

    6 October, 2020
  • Jade

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    Byron Hanging chair. Mr 5 has requested one for his room, lol. Not sure if it would fit in his room but maybe we could come to a compromise and it can go on the back deck.

    6 October, 2020
    • Bernie Schelfhout

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      Aruba Boho birds, sugarbushes, paradise leaf, big cat family and Mr Paws cushions look great and would suit our home (among gumtrees) and animal family.

      19 October, 2020
  • Wendy

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    Loving the Livorno seating package.. so comfy & relaxing for sunny days with friends

    6 October, 2020
  • cintia

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    ooh! The Mateo Lounge chair looks to comfortable and has a cool mid century/boho vibe https://www.earlysettler.com.au/mateo-lounge-chair

    6 October, 2020
  • Sherry Tait

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    I have the perfect little deck outside the kitchen door for the gorgeous Arles table & chairs. A romantic candlelit dinner for 2 wouldn’t go astray after several decades of marriage❣

    6 October, 2020
  • Aliya Hutchison

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    I love the Kace Table and Bench package. I’m always freaked out about spiders hiding under outdoor chairs and this set seems like it’d not only look nice but be easy to clean and keep spider free!

    6 October, 2020
  • Dillette

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    I am a mid century person through and through! So I am in loooooove with the Kodee 3-seater sofa, it gets my heart all aflutter with it’s curved lines and wicker 🙂

    6 October, 2020
    • Linda Anne

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      The Kennett Cross Leg Bench would add industrial chic to our outdoor deck and add extra seating for our growing family. 🙂

      6 October, 2020
  • Susan Mann

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    Hopefully lockdowns ease soon and we can get our pool finished because I could spend hours on the Byron Wicker 2 seater sofa watching the kids splash around.

    6 October, 2020
  • Karen Wheeler

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    Hi Chris, great blog as usual! I really like the Aruba Noir Landscape cushions. I really need to dress up my outdoor area ready for Spring Summer 🙂

    6 October, 2020
  • Valerie Di Giovanni

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    The Hendrix Table & Chairs Package would look fabulous on my newly built house with our amazing raked ceiling alfresco!

    6 October, 2020
  • Susie Mitterman

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    I’ve never seen such gorgeous outdoor fans! The Hayman Timber Finish fan would fit right in – just in time for summer!

    6 October, 2020
  • Erin Richardson

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    I’m really loving the Catalina Outdoor Setting
    gorgeous coastal looking cane
    I can picture under my patio!!

    6 October, 2020
  • Brenton Chappell

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    Um.. can we please talk about the Solaris Outdoor day bed for a sec?
    I need this in my life, I didn’t realise that I need it in my life but I totally need this in my life.
    I’m 185cm tall and the Solaris day bed is 197cm – I am done, perfect.
    Sorry, phone ringing? He’s out there with his gin cocktail laying on his Solaris day bed.
    Sorry whats that? Someone at the door? Oh, he can’t answer because he’s laying on his Solaris day bed listening to gaga.
    Sorry, Washing needs hanging out? Nope, can’t sorry, Solaris day bed.

    You get the picture right? Good, I’ll be over there making a space for my new Solaris day bed. 🙂

    6 October, 2020
  • Julie

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    The sanctuary day bed would be a perfect spot to read a book and enjoy the warmer weather

    6 October, 2020
  • Phillipa Graham

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    The Marson package is impressive- the concrete look top with multiple options for chairs – incredibly versatile.

    6 October, 2020
  • Heath

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    The Zarli black dining chairs would look amazing for summer on our new outdoor deck

    6 October, 2020
  • Gia S

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    The Zarli Dining Chairs are gorgeous – I’m transported to a 1920s garden party just by looking at them!. I love the stylish art deco design yet they actually look comfortable too.

    6 October, 2020
  • Kellie Anderson

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    I’m doing up our alfresco area and the Catalina 4 Pce Sofa Set would be perfect for the area.

    6 October, 2020
  • Sonia Langlais

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    Marly occasional chair would be great on any patio… and the price is right!

    6 October, 2020
  • Sonya Cerny

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    The Nixi Side Table in rose is pastel which I love but also has the vintage look

    6 October, 2020
  • Leonie McIntosh

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    The Marley Occasional Chair is divoon!! So beautiful and looks ridiculously comfy, a pair of these would be so lovely to relax in my side garden.
    xo Love your articles!

    6 October, 2020
  • Shelley Burke

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    The Etchy or Hendrix packages would be great for our beautiful wood deck. The metal and stone looks would be a nice relief from the large deck area.

    6 October, 2020
  • Leah

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    Ohhh … too many to choose from ! ‍♀️
    The Catalina sofa set and the Blake aluminium table and chairs set would be the top picks !

    6 October, 2020
  • Mel

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    It’s bloody cold AND I live in bloody Melbourne (don’t normally swear in posts but if you lived in Melbourne you’d understand ….) so, I’m going for the Moreton outdoor fan. “A FAN” you ask ??? Yep. A fan. A Moreton outdoor fan. Because when I turn that little beauty on (remote controlled my friends!), I’ll know 2 things to be true.
    1) Hello Summer
    2) Goodbye lockdown
    …..can feel that breeze already…..

    6 October, 2020
  • Karina L

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    The Sanctuary 4 Seater Sofa & Centre & Ottoman Package would be transform our courtyard from bare, useless and embarrassing to something I would be proud to show off to our guests!

    6 October, 2020
  • Kim Miller

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    I love the Cate Chairs in leaf green because they are so modern, fresh and stylish and the perfect inspiration for my balcony.

    7 October, 2020
  • Jason Bateman

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    Alston Triple Post because it reminds me of Harry Potter

    7 October, 2020
  • Kathleen Gaza

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    There are so many great items to choose from, but I would have to say that one of my favourite items is the Lemon Place Mat. It is fun, functional, and stylish! We send a lot of time outside under the lemon tree, so this is perfect!

    7 October, 2020
  • Bonnie Corcoran

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    The Catalina sofa bed is my favourite . I have the right place for it . Stunning!

    7 October, 2020
  • Peter Scott

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    I love the Riva 4piece sofa set, it looks so comfortable and would look amazing on my decking.

    7 October, 2020
  • Jacinta Nimmo

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    I think everything is great! I love your outdoor cushions, great designs and bright and colourful.

    7 October, 2020
  • Christine

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    Definitely the Byron Hanging Chair!

    7 October, 2020
  • Stacey Wills

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    The porto side table would go perfect in my pool area so we can sit and have a drink and snack whilst relaxing by the pool

    7 October, 2020
  • Melinda Scott

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    I’m in love with the Romy Chairs in Blush!

    They would add that splash of classy colour to an outdoor area, whilst still looking modern and easy to clean especially when the kids are outside!

    7 October, 2020
  • Tanya Johnson

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    Sanctuary bed would be amazing to relax away from kids.

    7 October, 2020
  • Helina Hosking

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    I love the Byron Wicker Occasional Chair – could see myself settling in at 1 pm and not getting up till dusk.

    7 October, 2020
  • Ally Beattie

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    Love the decorator items to add layers to our outdoors – Byron hanging chair and Hinsko Bamboo Lantern would be perfect.

    7 October, 2020
  • Janelle Collins

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    I would love a Byron Hanging Chair!

    7 October, 2020
  • Paul Breheny

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    I love the contrasting white framework and the comfy looking darker shade cushions of the modern looking Calypso Sofa set. Id love to have one.

    7 October, 2020
  • Maria Garde

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    Have to say I think the Calypso oudoor sofa & chair Soo…. cool. Perfect for chilling on.
    Afternoon cocktails with friends.

    7 October, 2020
  • Christine Sherborne

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    As a retiree I’m all about comfort and the Calypso sofa fits the bill nicely, stylish and comfortable. I can see my hubby and I relaxing outside watching the birds enjoying the smorgasbord we leave for them.

    7 October, 2020
  • Carol Terawsky

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    The outdoor packages, the Etchy sand blasted glass. This is style, practicality and visual attractiveness – all perfect for relaxed entertaining, even if sometimes it is just for ourselves

    7 October, 2020
  • KAREN WILSON

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    The Havana range interests me the most. Very nice.

    7 October, 2020
  • Sarina

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    I am blown away by the beauty and majesty of the Tivoli gazebo, Antique Grey with light grey canopy.
    I can envisage it it my new backyard, for cosy family lunches.

    7 October, 2020
  • Renee Schindler

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    Oh My! The Byron Wicker range is to die for! Gorgeous. I would adore the day bed and would lounge on it all day in the sun at my house! x

    7 October, 2020
  • Gabrielle Tobias

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    Very difficult tod decide on a favourite! I love the Antigua outdoor table with bench seats because it’s so much better than my second hand rotting set (!), it’s a classic design that won’t date and it’s made of sustainably grown Australian hardwood so it will last.

    7 October, 2020
  • chris horgan

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    I can have plenty of friends, with plenty of social distancing with the Reclaimed Teak Cross Leg Dining Table – 4000mm… and once Covid times have passed, I’m going to host a feast that none of my family will forget. Let the joy gather around this amazing table.

    7 October, 2020
  • Cindy C

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    Solaris Day Bed! It’s like a piece of artwork with comfort for me to get some healthy sunshine while lying there reading my book inside my sun room

    7 October, 2020
  • Rachel Mesite

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    Byron Wicker Day Bed – be still my beating heart! Add a side table, cushions, and cocktails, and I won’t leave until March. Sigh!

    7 October, 2020
  • Mark Leoni

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    The Calypso looks so good Looks very relaxing to lounge in The deep charcoal grey cushions fit so well with the white wicker sofa Would look really nice in my backyard

    7 October, 2020
  • Natasha Dellios

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    The Antigua dining table would be perfect for our outdoor area!

    7 October, 2020
  • Naomi Stefanowicz

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    i have waiten ten yeard for my back varhanda to inally be built and cant wait to fill it full of your amazing furniture especially your retro coffee tables

    7 October, 2020
  • kerry Santillo

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    The Nixi side table in rose!
    A touch of glamour to our outside dining. The colour adding that pop!! it so desperately needs. The rustic weave reminding me of summer.

    7 October, 2020
  • Desley

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    Reclaimed Teak Dining Table 3200 with 8 Cera Chairs Black Package
    Would be ideal for our large family get togethers, so we can spread out and relax without bumping elbows anymore lol

    7 October, 2020
  • Amber Grentell

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    I love the Reclaimed Teak 4m package!! I love the color of the wood in this package. This would be amazing for my family and I, we recently lost our outdoor furniture to a fire! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    7 October, 2020
  • Amanda Spalding

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    The elegant lines of the Solaris Day Bed are sublime; so gorgeous, timeless design, would adapt to any theme, and even sustainable materials! My heart!

    7 October, 2020
  • Kimberly

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    I just love their Silas wicker chair! In fact I would absolutely love to get their Silas 3 piece package. I am in awe with how it looks elegant with it being matte. black but still maintaining to look very comfortable. Imagining the many colour options cushions I can pair it up with! Such a delight! We will be building a house next year and have made the decision to make it feel contemporary inside and outside, and the design of the Silas would just fit perfectly well to it. Hoping we’d win the voucher! eeeeeh.

    7 October, 2020
  • Bec Hawkins

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    Following the advice of Chris Carroll in the TLC Interiors article, it would have to be the Sanctuary range. Taking cues from our warm wood indoor furniture & light fabrics, the gorgeous acacia wood & linen look cushions, this set wood be a perfect way to keep both our indoor & outdoor living spaces connected.

    7 October, 2020
  • Mel

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    I love the natural look of the Livorno 3 seater sofa. It looks so comfy I could curl up with a good book or lie down for a catnap.

    7 October, 2020
  • Yvonne Wade

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    Our family are in desperate need of an out door table after the wind managed to pick up the umbrella and blow the whole thing onto it’s side. Wind 1, table 0. The Antigua Package would fill the gap and make outdoor eating so much easier.

    7 October, 2020
  • adrienne harries

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    Aruba White Cockatoo And Hibiscus Cushion 45 x 45cm would look fabulous on my outdoor setting, with colour and Aussie style
    All summer long they will make me smile

    7 October, 2020
  • Karen Shead

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    The Byron Hanging Chair. I have always wanted one, but it is a luxury item i can not afford. Would be nice to win the voucher to get it. Also a nice birthday present to myself.

    7 October, 2020
  • FIONA BLIX

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    I love the Nix Lounge Chair
    The mix of textures and it’s generous size makes me want to sit with a cocktail in my hand and enjoy!

    7 October, 2020
  • Kim Nock

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    I love the outdoor cushions & placemats- adds a splash of colour to what can be an ordinary backyard

    7 October, 2020
  • Louise

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    The Solaris Day Bed without a doubt! Being able to lounge on this and settle in for a comfortable read, or snooze in the sun would be a delight!

    7 October, 2020
  • michaella parkinson

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    I absolutely love the byron hanging chair, it would be the missing piece to my newly renovated garden! I can just image myself this summer sitting there enjoying the fresh air, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine in the hanging chair!

    7 October, 2020
  • Kerri B

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    Spoilt with choice @EarlySettler but I am finding it hard to go past the Reclaimed Teak Dining Table with 8 Cera . Oh wouldn’t it be nice…. friends sitting around a table together again when we can legally share food and enjoy each other’s company!!

    8 October, 2020
  • Irene Ververis

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    Outdoor packed would look great l just moved into new place so l can relax in style outside

    8 October, 2020
  • Cathy

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    2020 requires a coffee or a cocktail to be within arm’s reach at all time. That’s why I need a Niki Side Table.

    8 October, 2020
  • carolyn stobie

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    Love the Catalina Sofa Set, so pretty.

    8 October, 2020
  • Kerri

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    We are in the middle of building a new deck at the moment. I am loving the Pod and Byron Chairs, or the simplicity of the Boheme chair. Sanctuary or Arlo sets look divine. I am all about those accessory cushions for a splash of colour, particularly the Aruba Dragon flower and Aruba Bright Peony.

    8 October, 2020
  • May McDonald

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    I love the ‘Decker’ table! Solid acacia is my favourite, the table is slimline so it won’t overpower my outdoor space, AND it has the ability to be folded away when I need extra room! It’s the perfect outdoor furniture.

    8 October, 2020
  • Katie

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    My life would be complete with the Byron hanging chair! I have a supremely demanding toddler and two teenagers, a full-time job and very limited down time, so I would spend all my spare time curled up with a book and a glass of vino in it!

    8 October, 2020
  • Peter Lindhout

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    The Antigua Dining Table, is rustic simple, stylish and would look great on my patio!

    8 October, 2020
  • Nicola Pengilly

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    I love the Kento reclaimed teak table – so stylish with the contrasting legs and perfect for outdoor entertaining!

    8 October, 2020
  • Emma

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    This is my dream prize. I have recently purchased my first unit with a big spacious balcony and I am looking to turn it into an outdoor sanctuary. I love the “Sanctuary Lounge/Day bed with Sanctuary 1 Seat Sofa Middle Section” or the “Reclaimed Teak Cross Leg Dining Table – 3200mm” not sure if I want to go dining before the lounge or vice versa? Any advice would be great?

    8 October, 2020
  • Eveline

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    I love the sanctuary 4 seater package. I would look so good under my pergola complementing my furniture inside

    8 October, 2020
  • Holly Budge

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    I adore the Versailles Gazebo, with its vintage French styling and romantic feel. We are looking for a gazebo this summer. We might not be able entertain this year but spending quality family time outdoors is just as special.

    8 October, 2020
  • Alison

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    It would be lovely to snuggle up for a snooze in the Byron outdoor hanging chair.

    8 October, 2020
  • Don PUREN

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    The Tivoli Gazebo in antique grey would make a real statement out in the back yard. It’s practical, elegant and stylish and I can just picture my wife and I sipping beers and cocktails underneath and sheltered from Perth’s scorching summer sun.

    8 October, 2020
  • Katherine

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    It would have to be the reclaimed teak 4m package table +10. A table big & long enough to fit my family of 7 around plus a few extras!

    8 October, 2020
  • Barbara

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    Byron hanging chair – I can feel it calling to me to sit in and read the afternoon away

    8 October, 2020
  • Amy Wedding

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    The Matteo Lounge Chair is awesome. It would go perfectly on the deck of my little Beach Shack. I love the curved back – so comfy for relaxing on a hot summers day with a glass of wine. The wicker gives it that eclectic, natural look.

    8 October, 2020
  • Sharlene

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    I adore the Byron Wicker range!! The two seater and chairs are a perfect size for the deck our new forever home, blending with my vision for a coastal entertaining area and the hanging chair would be very popular with everyone – probably requiring me to establish a time limit for sitters.

    8 October, 2020
  • Susanne Grist

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    Umm what to choose from Early Settler? Well if it wouldn’t be too much, the Byron Wicker chair would be fab. I am easy to please with this cosy little number. I can already see myself sitting in it , swaying gently in the breeze, chilling on my deck, soaking in some ☀️ and sipping an icy cool Just what any girl needs in her life.

    8 October, 2020
  • Kristi

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    After many years of looking for the perfect setting, I have finally found it! The Livorno sofa, chairs and ottoman. Subtle, textured, inviting, balanced, and perfectly sized for relaxing. Exactly what I had pictured in my mind for my forever outdoor garden room.

    8 October, 2020
  • Louise

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    Kennett cross leg bench is just what I need.

    8 October, 2020
  • Vicki

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    the calypso sofa would flow my indoors outside

    8 October, 2020
  • Finella Blizzard

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    The Basalt Coffee table and Cooper Side table would be my picks as we need some tables for our outdoor space to be more practice but also to dress it more like a room as you were saying. Our outdoor space is just a couch a seat so it’s not a super functional or pretty space.

    8 October, 2020
  • Renée

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    I am crushing hard on the Livorno set. So delectable.

    8 October, 2020
  • Megan Addison

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    The Byron hanging chair. Everything about it is warm and inviting. I can imagine sitting on the balcony in the sun with a book and settling in for the afternoon. I love that it can go inside if preferred as well.

    8 October, 2020
  • Annette

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    I like the Molly Wicker sofa set. Its simple lines would fit into my little outdoor area perfectly and would complement my little home by the beach.

    8 October, 2020
  • Claire Harrison

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    Today my offer on a little house in Melbourne was accepted. I’m so excited. I would choose the Sanctuary Lounge / Day Bed from Early Settler because it looks comfy and welcoming for the many guests I hope to invite over once the house is mine and we can welcome loved ones in again

    8 October, 2020
  • Hannah

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    Livorno 3 seat sofa! Perfect for my new deck ‍♀️

    8 October, 2020
  • Daniel Hammond

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    The Byron Hanging Chair. They are so comfortable. I have always wanted one.

    8 October, 2020
  • Kim

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    Love the Molly 3 piece sofa set! The white wicker and grey would be the perfect compliment for my home to bring the inside out in my alfresco area by the pool!

    8 October, 2020
  • Justine

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    Love Love Love the Blake outdoor table.
    Long lunches as the weather warms up. And being from Victoria it will be nice to go out to eat. Even if it is only my backyard!
    Ps. Love the blog!

    8 October, 2020
  • Delyth Samuel

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    Loving the Silas 3 piece package – its outdoor furniture, but it would look great anywhere – very stylish but simple

    8 October, 2020
  • Rachel

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    Adore the look of the Hemmy Dining Set. It’s modern, great colour, clean lines , looks comfortable , low maintenance and especially love the bench seat.

    8 October, 2020
  • Roslyn

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    The Aries chairs and table are beautiful. So pretty. Ornate. Yes … and romantic. Makes me want to go out, and get a balcony to put them on 🙂 and a special someone to sit across from. xxx

    8 October, 2020
  • Winnie Lo

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    Sanctuary day bed/lounge looks amazing and comfy for lazy days at home enjoying our amazing Perth weather.

    8 October, 2020
  • Dee

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    Thanks for the pointers Chris! I’m loving the Livorno setting

    8 October, 2020
  • Lily

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    I love the Sanctuary outdoor sofa set! It would match our neutral French/hamptons vibe very well

    9 October, 2020
  • Andrea V

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    So I am guilty of not mixing my textures. I am the timber table with timber bench seats on a timber deck gal ‍♀️ Now that I know I need that Hendrix table! I actually have no timber furniture in my house so why have I got a timber outdoor setting?! I do however, have a black and white kitchen so that Hendrix table will be the perfect piece of indoors outdoors

    9 October, 2020
  • Houda A

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    Benny 5 piece dining/lounge set.
    When you don’t have a lot of space, Benny is the kind of furniture that serves two functions (both dining and lounging)! A winner!

    9 October, 2020
  • Houda A

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    Benny 5 piece dining/lounge set. A winner when space is paramount!

    9 October, 2020
  • Cheryl L

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    Haven 2 Seater
    A chair to share, with a décor to match our adjoining area inside, perfect for the coming summer months

    9 October, 2020
  • Melissa

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    Hemmy sofa I think is my pick. Loved your article as I’m looking for an outdoor lounge now.

    9 October, 2020
  • Amy

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    Antigua Table and Bench would be perfect for our new outdoor space.

    9 October, 2020
  • Jeremy

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    The Livorno 3 seat sofa looks like the perfect afternoon nap spot!

    9 October, 2020
  • Jessica Williams

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    My fav is the Tivoli Gazebo Antique Grey with Light Grey Canopy. It’s the perfect size for entertaining and looks so whimsical. It is perfect to decorate with different decor depending on the season or holiday.

    9 October, 2020
  • Alyce Tincknell

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    All of the ‘Solar’ range would be amazing on our partially built in veranda, it’s not quite an inside room and not an open veranda. They should be easy to clean, which we need thanks to kids!! I like the timber arm rests, but the white style is lovely too.

    9 October, 2020
  • Robyn

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    The Havana 3 seater sofa would be the perfect piece to complete our outdoor area. It’s beautiful!

    10 October, 2020
  • Vicki Maddicks

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    Thank you for another informative read. I love the Hendrix table and after reading your article, I have a large outdoor wooden deck area that the contemporary Hendrix would look amazing on.

    10 October, 2020
  • Michele Reading

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    Byron Hanging Chair to lounge away the hours while soaking up the rays

    10 October, 2020
  • Maree

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    Roman Stone 2600 Table with 8 Manette Black Chairs Package- just love this it is timeless, and would look great under a structure with grape vines growing. Perfect for Tassie, as it would not blow around and the chairs could be moved under the deck when the weather is bad as they are not heavy. Just love it and now want it!

    10 October, 2020
  • Shazzar

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    The Mix & Match Blake Package would be amazing on our patio. As always early Settler comes up trumps!!

    10 October, 2020
  • Rebecca Mitchell

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    Byron hanging chair, looks perfect for relaxing in the garden with a good read

    10 October, 2020
  • Chris

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    For my poolside space the Livorno 3 seater and 1 seater will bring that relaxed, tropical vibe!

    10 October, 2020
  • marra

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    antigua dining table really suits my taste

    10 October, 2020
  • Sue Dwyer

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    The Stellar Dining Chairs look so comfy and would look amazing in my dining room to replace the outdoor wicker chairs that are currently in use.

    10 October, 2020
  • Elizabeth

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    The sanctuary lounge/day bed. Gorgeous and I want it!

    10 October, 2020
  • Carine

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    Those gazebos are adorable, I could easily see a backyard wedding happening at my place.

    10 October, 2020
  • Nerida O'Shea

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    I love the Byron Wicker Day Bed, perfect for Summer balmy days and nights to lounge on in the garden.

    10 October, 2020
  • Mandy Jacobs

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    I love love love the reclaimed teak outdoor table setting. Its beautiful!

    10 October, 2020
  • Melissa

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    I am the annoying wife obsessed with cushions and pillows. Love the colourful variety available from Early Settler although particularly partial to the Aruba Japanese mum flower round cushion.

    10 October, 2020
  • Avis Delaforce

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    Hayman Indoor/Outdoor DC Fan Timber Finish with LED Light 132cm (Incl Remote). This product looks like the go to for those hot Perth summers. being able to water the undercover patio and kick back with this out door fan blasting some coolness. Yes please!

    11 October, 2020
  • Stephanie Tuazon

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    I love the Roman Stone table and the gazebo. The first time i stepped into an Early Settler store, i couldn’t take off my eyes on those two items and I’m dreaming that one day I can have those in my backyard.

    11 October, 2020
  • Alicia Clonan

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    Early Settlers you’ve done it a again… The Haven range 2 + 1 Seaters gives that simple yet modern feel to an entertaining area. Ive got a small area and this would blend with the transition from inside to outside without over cramping the space available. It would definitely be my little Haven to enjoy a wine on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

    11 October, 2020
  • peter swan

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    Reclaimed Teak 3.2M package, beautiful reclaimed timber in a table big enough for entertaining family and friends in comfort

    11 October, 2020
  • hellen waltham

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    a pair of byon hanging chairs would make the perfect place to enjoy the lazy summers afternoons curled up with a good book and a cold drink

    11 October, 2020
  • Hannah Mills

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    The Byron hanging basket chair would fit in perfectly with our 30 acres overlooking serene western sunsets drinking fine local Trentham Estate Sav Blanc here in beautiful Mildura. Would absolutely complement the stunning outdoor table and chairs we have from our amazing early settler store here!

    11 October, 2020
  • Paula R

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    What a great gazebo, the Tivoli. Giving space and shade to enjoy and dress with the wonderful selection of outdoor furniture on offer.

    11 October, 2020
  • Samantha Manson

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    The Hemmy 5 Piece Set is my favourite one. I could see my family eating a lot of meals during the warmer months and creating memories with our friends when entertaining.

    11 October, 2020
  • Mel Gooch

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    Love the Kanto Castor Table – it’s big enough to have lots of people and it’s can be moved easily. Love it!

    11 October, 2020
  • Barbs

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    Ahhhh the Linear Dining Chairs
    simple. Crisp. COMFORTABLE. Pour me a Long Island iced tea!

    11 October, 2020
  • Brad

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    Arles Garden table looks great for our small balcony area – perfect fit

    12 October, 2020
  • Christen Anderson

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    Lovorno 3 Seater plus one. Dreaming of outdoor Summers, with remote teaching and thyroid cancer just a distant haze in my 2020 memories.

    12 October, 2020
  • Jennalee Ratley

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    Since working from home my make shift office really needs an overhaul. the Jetson Desk Chair is gorgeous and looks super comfortable and the perfect look to match the Jensen two draw Desk that is so modern and clean. the Kiara Tall shelving would bring my office together and a provide stylish look to keeping all of my work manuals close by! Would love to say something positive happen from 2020

    12 October, 2020
  • Lesley Hooson

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    The Madden Aluminium dining table, with matching white chairs, would add to the look and feeling of the clean lines of my new house. I would SO love to have this!

    12 October, 2020
  • Sarah

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    The Byron Hanging Chair is just divine and exactly what my small courtyard needs to give it some warmth and character!

    12 October, 2020
  • Annabel

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    The Byron Hanging Chair – I have ALWAYS wanted one of these and we finally have a covered outdoor area where we could put a couple of them!!

    12 October, 2020
  • Claire

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    The Byron Hanging Chair – I could tell the children it’s my grown up swing that I must sit in everyday !

    12 October, 2020
  • Stacey

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    I absolutely adore the Koa sofa set. It would definitely suit a gathering with my 3 boys and I. I would give us an amazing opportunity to share stories, love and laughter.

    13 October, 2020
  • Alana

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    The Inigo Chair in Black, with the sleek design it’ll be a visually appealing but sustainable addition to our existing dining table.

    13 October, 2020
  • Silvia

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    Hendrix table all the way. Happy to spend the day sipping and snacking listening to some Jimi blues in the background

    13 October, 2020
  • Helen Whitfield

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    I adore the terrazzo dining table! It would go perfect with my modern luxe resort theme!

    13 October, 2020
  • Annette Hoyt-Romero

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    The Casablanca rug!

    13 October, 2020
  • Lynne Cassidy

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    I love the buy one get one free lamps. I have taken advantage of this offer previously and they are beautiful lamps at a great price, so to get two for the price of one is a great offer.
    Their lamps are unique too, and can be a beautiful statement when you put two on a side board with some lovely momentos between them.

    13 October, 2020
  • Karen Johnson

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    Lovin’ the Solaris Day Bed, perfect accompaniment to our outdoor room

    13 October, 2020
  • Lee Mills

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    Oh my so much choice….I try to change up my outdoor living look every year with new outdoor cushions, its an inexpensive way to revamp a space on a budget….Early Settler has an amazing range…..and I have fallen in lust with the NIXI range of outdoor tables…another quick update…bring on summer I say!!!!!

    13 October, 2020
  • Cheryl

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    I’m taken with the Jinx Paprika Dining Chair. Just beautiful. Do you know how hard it is to find an outdoor dining chair that could also be used inside? Hard!. Thank you Early Settler and TLC 🙂

    13 October, 2020
  • Suze P

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    Hands down it would be the Antigua Package with the Weave chairs with pads. What a great impact this set makes and its so coastal and beachy! I love that the table is made from reclaimed wood and will weather beautifully with minimal maintenance. I’m pretty much in love with this set and keep going back to stare at it. I can totally see why TLC has teamed up with Early Settler – its an unbeatable marriage of taste and style and I’m hooked!

    13 October, 2020
  • larne

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    The Adela 3 Seater leather Sofa Velvet Mocha is stunning! I would LOVE to replace my outdated black leather sofa with this one 🙂

    13 October, 2020
  • Lucinda Bloom

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    Loving the antigua-bench they would be great for the fire pit we want to install- enjoying the outside.

    13 October, 2020
  • Louise Ciappara

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    You could be anywhere in Europe with the Roman Stone table. Love the look and love the fact it will weather well . Finally building our first dream home after 27 years. I can see this table in my alfresco.

    13 October, 2020
  • Johanna Drake

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    I would love the Hendrix ceramic table for my new alfresco space. 🙂

    13 October, 2020
  • Erin R

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    I love the Emery Dining Table! The angled legs will complement our mid mod interior!

    13 October, 2020
  • Val

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    The Catalina setting is the one for me. Being a Hamptons lover, this setting is a no brainer. So versatile, so functional but oh so pretty!! Love it!!

    13 October, 2020
  • Kylie

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    My favourite from the early settlers range is The Sanctuary Lounge/Day bed with Sanctuary 1 Seat Sofa Middle Section.
    This looks so relaxing & comfortable, I love the timber & cushioned fabric, it would match with a variety of extra cushions, side tables & plants.
    Absolutely stunning

    13 October, 2020
  • mary Lithari

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    Oh, the byron hanging chair! In my wishlist it goes.
    I’m so glad you’ve collaborated with Early Settler. Brilliant meets brilliant.

    13 October, 2020
  • Katherine Stavrou

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    The Diamond Trellis Hand Woven Viscose Cream Wool Rug. Not only are the measurements perfect for my living room, the colour is soft and subtle and would match perfectly with the rest of my furniture. Also great for my 2 and 5 year old girls to play on! Ta

    13 October, 2020
  • Nicole

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    Sinking into the Marly occasional, watching the world go by on the front deck with a G&T !

    13 October, 2020
  • Angela McDougall

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    The Byron Hanging Chair would go delightfully well with a glass of rose! Does it come with a bartender? 😉

    13 October, 2020
  • Yvonne Lamb

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    The Pod occasional chair looks so inviting. I love the way it looks like it will mould to your body. Plus the cushion, I’m with you, as I get older it’s all about comfort!

    13 October, 2020
  • Carlo Calabrese

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    If I won I would definitely look at the Terrazzo Package. It would go nicely with our Terrazzo stone bench top and polished concrete in our recently renovated kitchen

    13 October, 2020
  • Tiffany Khoo

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    The Byron hanging chair would be great for our new patio!

    13 October, 2020
  • Kaiya

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    Byron Wicker Day Bed is perfect for backyard lounging when we can’t be lounging in Byron!

    13 October, 2020
  • Kylie Z

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    Omg, the Blake table and benches are divine! We have just finished painting our brand new covered deck, with exposed timber framework painted in white. It is 100% calling out for this setting. Pick me, pick me!!

    13 October, 2020
  • Sharon

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    Love the Hendrix ceramic table and the Inigo chairs!

    13 October, 2020
  • Althea Allen-Duthie

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    Love the Meteo Lounge Chair. Gorgeous and very appealing. Would sit and read there for hours

    13 October, 2020
  • Glenda Smith

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    The unique grains of the oak of the Maine Bench Seat will meld my inside & outside spaces together.

    13 October, 2020
  • Cathie

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    We have an old Qlder home, with a large dog kennel. Want to shift it and replace it with Catalina sofa set!

    13 October, 2020
  • Krystal Kovac

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    The Byron wicker day bed looks like an absolute dream. I could definitely see myself lounging on the day bed under my pandanus tree all summer listening to the ocean. What a perfect place to lounge about with a good book and a cocktail of choice!

    13 October, 2020
  • Brooke Hamilton

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    The Antigua outdoor dining table is definitely on my wish list! It’s gorgeous!

    13 October, 2020
  • Kylie Pepper

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    We have the Reclaimed teak dining table with Cera natural chairs in our outdoor area and absolutely love it but we have quite a large area that has some dead space and I’ve now realised from your post that I haven’t zoned it correctly! We have a small fire pit and I would love some Mateo lounge chairs to create two separate zones and make use of the whole area!

    13 October, 2020
  • Leanne Butterworth

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    The reclaimed teak 4m table and chair package would suit my space perfectly. I can imagine the most glorious Christmas sitting here with all the family….

    13 October, 2020
  • Carol Burford

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    I love the Marley Occasional chair, just perfect for my inner-City little back courtyard – I can see myself sitting there with a cup of tea pondering life!

    13 October, 2020
  • Sarah

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    Love, love, love the Byron Wicker Occasional Chair! I can see lazy weekends curled up reading in one of them

    13 October, 2020
  • Hayley Tibbett

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    We’re about to build our new home and the Byron Hanging Chair definitely will look amazing in the alfresco area! I can see myself there now!

    14 October, 2020
  • Linda Jones

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    The Jinkx Paprika Dining Chairs would definitely add some ‘spice’ to my outdoor patio life!

    14 October, 2020
  • Lyn

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    After reading your article I realise my outdoors certainly doesn’t match my newly renovated indoors. Coming off a spotted gum floor to the old pvc weave dining set seems reckless. A new reclaimed 3.2 teak table with matching chairs would enhance my outdoor area and complete the flow.

    14 October, 2020
  • Elise

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    The Moreton indoor/outdoor fan. The comment about decorating to lift eyes up really struck me and this mixed material fan is stunning!!

    14 October, 2020
  • Samuel

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    Mimosas at the Terrazzo bar table are calling my name!

    14 October, 2020
  • Michelle Jensen

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    The Byron hanging chair will be perfect for my favourite sunny nook on the deck!

    14 October, 2020
  • Kylie N

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    That Byron Hanging chair is calling my name!! Love it and it would be perfect fir my back deck.

    14 October, 2020
  • Ulrike

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    ☀️ I’d splurge on the Antigua dining table and Zarli white dining chairs for our patio!

    14 October, 2020
  • Kristy Rebbeck

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    The Byron hanging chair is divine! Would fit perfectly in the sunny back corner of my back room looking out over the garden. So beautiful.

    14 October, 2020
  • Jacqueline Anne Ellis

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    I’m loving the Hemmy 5 pc dining set. I was in store the other day swooning over it. Love, love, love.

    14 October, 2020
  • Melissa

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    I don’t have a lot of outdoor space, but the Byron hanging chair would fit perfectly. And its the stuff fantasies of books and wine and soaking up the sun is made of! ❤

    14 October, 2020
  • Ann Nicholson

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    I love the Kento reclaimed teak table. it is a great blend of industrial but homeliness. I love the warmth of real timber. It’s winner for me!

    14 October, 2020
  • Nicole

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    The Byron hanging chair for me, I actually was in the store yesterday looking at it!!!

    14 October, 2020
  • Jan

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    I love it all. The hanging chair is stunning.
    I wish you would do a blog on overhead outside roofs, pergolas and umbrellas.
    We in NQ need a roof over our outdoor areas to protect our lovely furniture from awful wind and heavy rain.

    14 October, 2020
  • Katherine Calab

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    Katherine C
    Definitely the Kanto Castor Table
    Would look perfect in our Alfresco space and love how it has wheels.
    Ta

    14 October, 2020
  • Sean Patmore

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    Byron dining chair LOVELY

    14 October, 2020
  • Amy

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    Versailles Gazebo would look lovely as the trellis for an edible garden.

    14 October, 2020
  • Rebecca

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    The Zarli dining chairs in black, around the Antigua dining table would be my pick. $500 would *just* take the edge off the price!!

    14 October, 2020
  • Sharon

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    The Arles 3 piece setting dressed with some stylish cushions a platter of fruits and cheeses with a lovely Chardonnay settled in the quiet of a glorious spring garden

    14 October, 2020
  • Stephanie samargis

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    The nix lounge chairs are sexy, look super comfy and would make great Sunday sesh chairs for my little deck.

    14 October, 2020
  • Linda

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    When our Alfresco is finished (we are still renovating), I have been dreaming of something similar to the Hemmy 5pce set, so that’s my fave. No outdoor eating table per se’ in this house, just lounging…and drinking….and snacking…and drinking…

    14 October, 2020
  • sharyn

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    Byron hanging chair – i have wanted something like this for as long as i can remember – perfect on our big back deck to read, chill, look over our acreage and just enjoy being alive 🙂

    14 October, 2020
  • Jane OConnor

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    I am dreaming of sunsets and wine in the Byron Hanging Chair while Hubby does his thing in the kitchen

    14 October, 2020
  • Kate

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    The Byron hanging chair – the perfect chair to relax and enjoy a good book on the back deck!

    15 October, 2020
  • Kim Green

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    I love it all – gazebos, tables, amazing chairs, just to name a few.

    15 October, 2020
  • PHOEBE SOETEMAN

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    I would loooooove a pair of the Marly Occassional Chairs, so perfect for my little balcony!

    16 October, 2020
  • Natasha Burton

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    I would love the Emmaline Queen Bedhead in Natural Linen!! It would complete my bedroom and it is just so stunning! (unfortunately my fiance doesn’t see the value in spending money on a bedhead haha)

    16 October, 2020
  • FAYE CRUICKSHANK

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    The early settler Antigua table package would look so stylish and give my outdoor area a bit of pizazz and zush it up!

    16 October, 2020
  • Virginia

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    Would love a set of Romy Chairs in Blush! They’ve got the beautiful shape of a wicker chair, but the PVC and colour make them super modern and quirky (not to mention practical for the outside!).

    17 October, 2020
  • Courtney

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    ALL of the outdoor cushions. Whether they are placed beautifully with outdoor furniture, or scattered on the lawn for a picnic, they add fun and comfort to all outdoor living.

    18 October, 2020
  • Michelle Leaney

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    https://www.earlysettler.com.au/reclaimed-teak-2600-bundle-your-way – love love love the Reclaimed teak 2.6m package with the Weave Dining chairs. Perfect for gathering family and friends for all occasions.

    18 October, 2020
  • Leah

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    I’d love to use grouped colours of the Hinsko Bamboo Lanterns to create some zoned areas for night-taining! I definitely have more of a footprint-style courtyard at the moment and think these would really help!

    18 October, 2020
  • Tiffany Clare

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    The Caitlin the Cockatoo print!

    I need it in my life!

    19 October, 2020
  • Gabrielle

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    The gorgeous 4m reclaimed Teak Cross Leg Dining Table that’s the perfect size to be surrounded by my family.

    19 October, 2020
  • Holli

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    Sanctuary Lounge / Day Bed – I love this piece and imagine lots of lounging, reading, and enjoying many cocktails on this day bed.

    20 October, 2020
  • Sharyn

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    I am absolutely loving the Hendrix dining table in 2400mm. It’s so hard to find this size table to fit those extras guests. That’s a definite win for me 🙂

    20 October, 2020
  • Rebecca George

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    Looking for ways to make my outdoor lounge more inviting
    I think the Aruba Tropical bird and the Aruba White Cockatoo cushions would make an impact

    20 October, 2020
  • Nikki

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    The Nix Lounge Chair – outdoor comfort that I won’t want to move from

    20 October, 2020
  • Annette

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    Love the Arles Garden Furniture

    20 October, 2020
  • Jenny

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    The Sanctuary Lounge Daybed and 1 seat sofa middle piece oozes Classic Elegance – It looks timeless and thats definitely what I need in my next outdoor Reno.

    20 October, 2020
  • Eleanor

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    The Sanctuary lounge day bed so we can relax outside and watch the kids play at the same time.

    20 October, 2020
  • Esther Gilchrist

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    Loving the Tivoli Gazebo in Antique Grey this will be perfect to zone the dining area and the option of removable canvas and/or growing seasonal vines having summer shed doesn’t have to mean blocking out all the lovely winter sun.

    20 October, 2020
  • Margot

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    The Catalina 4 pce sofa set………Just totally caught my eye! And it has not moved from there! Love the colours and the wicker, Qld gal all the way! Reminds me of my child hood! We have been renovating, sorting and rearranging since, well it seems like “since God was in shorts”! We are now working on the outside terrace and pool area. Would love this set to place around the pool area under a Bali hut, elegant and practical……….and no kids allowed……they can use the older setting we have and this will remain fresh, stylish and suit the “eclectic” Hamptons style we have and blend the indoors with the outdoors! Just LOVE IT! Thanks for the opportunity Chris/TLC!!!!

    20 October, 2020
  • Gail

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    The Arles Garden table and chairs is perfect for my French Provincial/Hamptons style. I can picture myself set up at the table with my tea tray with either a friend or good book – either way its perfect.

    20 October, 2020
  • Natasha Anderson

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    The Byron dining chairs and hanging chair are divine! Would be perfect in our new home 🙂 absolute stunning

    20 October, 2020
  • Dani McLeod

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    I love the Blake Aluminium Table & Bench Seats. They have a great modern Hamptons look – effortlessly stylish and practical to boot. Perfect for our new Hamptons inspired home which needs some outdoor loving!

    20 October, 2020
  • Julieanne Wagner

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    The Catalina Sofa Set is divine,, This combined with the gorgeous cushions would be perfect for my indoor outdoor space which is current under construction

    20 October, 2020
  • Kellie Homewood

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    WOW so many beautiful settings, my favourite is the teak 10 piece setting, big enough for the whole family and stunning to be able to share this space with friends.

    20 October, 2020
  • Kerry

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    I’ve had my eye on the Terrazzo bar table for a little while – it’s beauty and textural qualities would fit perfectly in my outdoor entertaining space and although we’re unable to travel overseas due to COVID, I can still imagine I’m in a chic Venetian piazza whilst sipping my Aperol Spritz with loved ones.

    20 October, 2020
  • Michelle

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    The Antigua Dining Table with a gorgeous Hinsko Bamboo Lantern hanging above and some Cuscino Purple Rose Velvet Black Throws to drape over the shoulders when chilly. By day, the perfect ‘picnic at home’ table and by night a big shared food and wine experience, with plenty of room for platters and grills.

    20 October, 2020
  • ANNA

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    thanks again for your great advice, would love the Byron hanging chair looks so amazing and can picture myself relaxing in our outdoor area

    20 October, 2020
  • Robyn Slade

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    The Byron Wicker Day Bed is my favourite. I love the styling of all of the products.

    20 October, 2020
  • Ali

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    I love the Byron range of furniture, would look beautiful in my “coastal” themed house which needs some style

    20 October, 2020
  • Peter Scott

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    I love the NIXI Coffee Tables for outdoors. They’re so stylish and practicable.

    20 October, 2020
  • Gail Jacka

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    Luvvvvv the Reclaimed Teak 3.2m Package: Table + 8 Verdun chairs . Would be perfect for my outdoor area for Xmas lunch

    20 October, 2020
  • Caron R

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    Just adore the Byron Wicker range. Would love a comfy chair to sit out the back enjoying a good book.

    20 October, 2020
  • Madonna Grimley

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    How beautiful and elegant is the “Versailles Gazebo in antique white with light Grey Canopy in new brushed finish” just in time for our Wedding in our equally beautiful garden

    20 October, 2020
  • Wendy Mc

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    Byron Occasional Chair.
    We’ve just moved to the sunny Gold Coast from way down south and about to put a pool in and extend the outdoor living area. This gorgeous chair would be prefect to capture the coastal feel that I want to flow from indoor to out. I can see myself whiling away a few hours on this gorgeous range with a book and a cool glass of bubbly. Plus with a name like Byron, you would just feel like you’re on a holiday, what could be better?

    20 October, 2020
  • Shelley Findlay

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    Marly Occasional Chair looks nice and cosy and as if it’s been around a while, a rustic touch. Would be great out by the pool or inside!

    20 October, 2020
  • Maxine Fonovic

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    I love embracing the outdoors. Images of lounging comfortably while sipping cocktails and nibbling on delicious treats well into the evening, and maybe wee small hours with family and friends easily come to mind when looking at the Catalina 4 piece set

    20 October, 2020
  • Josie Flynn

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    I have my eye on the Byron Wicker 2 Seater Sofa. Stunning, stylish and very delicious xx

    20 October, 2020
  • maryanne

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    I absolutely love the Roman Stone table with the Manette black chairs, very elegant and sophisticated.
    I don’t have any outdoor seating so it would be perfect for family get together’s.

    20 October, 2020
  • Grete Benson

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    Love love love the PORTO side table… so modern, contemporary and industrial..
    It would look amazing on my balcony!

    20 October, 2020
  • Faye

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    My favourite item would have to be the Sanctuary Sofa 1 Seater / Middle Section. Perfect for a small balcony in an inner-city Melbourne apartment. A couple of plants, a side table(with a cocktail of course), an outdoor rug and there you have a cosy little reading spot.

    21 October, 2020
  • Chris Adams

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    Arles Garden Table with 2 chairs . Love the elegance of this setting to enjoy conversations and drinks with my husband. A little touch of Paris.

    21 October, 2020
  • Stefania

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    Lovely cushions.
    My favourite are the oriental inspired prints.
    My outdoor area is need of some remedial therapy…
    I would welcome the voucher.
    Have a great day.
    Thank you for the detailed article about outdoor spaces.
    K

    21 October, 2020
  • Amanda

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    Hi , love the Aruba Australian Banksia cushion from the Early Settler range , the type of accessory my outdoor area needs for a quick refresh

    22 October, 2020
  • Elaine

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    Love the cushions especially the Aruba Native Protea

    22 October, 2020
  • Jade OShea

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    I’ve always wanted a hanging chair in my backyard, the perfect play to relax and unwind after a busy days work. The Byron Hanging Chair his just the right spot

    22 October, 2020
  • Jiji

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    I love all the luxe cushions!!!!! How fab for an outdoor space! My fave is – Aruba Big Cat Family Cushion! (Tiger king vibes)

    22 October, 2020
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