Channel your inner Fellini and celebrate the effortless elegance of Italian homes. Entertaining is a way of life, so be sure to create areas dedicated to the sharing of food and fun.
La dolce vita
Team cool marble and touches of metallics with comfy soft furnishings in a relaxed living area.
Tip: For a temporary display, bring in trees usually grown outdoors, such as citrus or olive. Place on a pot trolley for easy access and water regularly.
Choose a coffee table with a slender frame to enhance an airy room. Add a touch of luxury with a little side table – just right for summer’s essentials – beside each sunlounge.
By your side
Drinks are always at hand with versatile nesting side tables. Learn how to make your own in just a few easy steps
Life’s a beach
Evoke resort chic with jauntily striped parasols and inviting lounges.
Take in the view from a vantage point furnished with all the comforts of an interior living room.
A sheltered corner creates the perfect hideaway.
Soak your cares away in a spa-like bathing space, among soothing neutral tones and timber pieces.
Make your alfresco setting
unique by customising a table covering to suit your scheme, here’s how!
What you need
24mm and 48mm-wide painter’s tape
Plastic-backed canvas drop sheet (larger than your table)
Sample pots tinted in chosen colours (we used Dulux Harpoon and Taubmans Red Glow and Silky Blue)
Three 60mm mini foam rollers and trays
1. Measure, position and chop
Measure the table width and length, adding 40mm to both measurements to allow for a 20mm hang on all sides. Position the drop sheet on a flat surface, mark out the measurements and cut with scissors.
2. Place the tape
Position parallel rows of masking tape along the drop sheet, alternating the widths between them from 10mm to 40mm.
3. Apply your paint
Use a different roller for each colour to lightly apply paint to the widths. Leave to dry, then remove the tape to reveal neat stripes.
Tip: To protect your tablecloth, apply a sealer such as Mod Podge once the paint has dried. After use, wipe the tablecloth clean with a damp cloth (don’t soak or machine-wash)
Get the look in your home
With just a few additions in your home will have it feeling like a European summer hideaway in no time. Check out range in-store at your local Bunnings.
Photo credit: Maree Homer