Australia is justly famous for balmy, blissful summers. Happily, in many parts of this sun-drenched country, outdoor living is a possibility all year round. Our enviable lifestyle makes chic outdoor furniture and accessories a priority for our home-grown design industry.
Whether you’re a retailer or hotelier looking for on-trend pieces for alfresco spaces, we’ve got some top picks from Decor + Design exhibitors. From weather-proof textiles in nautical prints, to stylish rattan and teak furniture built for lazy afternoons around the pool, these stylish pieces are a perfect match for the Australian aesthetic.
Luxe Coastal Fabrics – 3beaches
Textile company 3Beaches creates hardy yet luxurious fabrics that will stand the test of time both indoors and outside.
Founded by experienced designers Niamh Brennan and Sonya Romeo, the 3Beaches design aesthetic could perhaps best be described as ‘pragmatic whimsy’. Their fabrics are sophisticated but colourful and practical, combining a dreamy aesthetic with durability.
We love this selection of scattered cushions made from timeless navy and white textiles. Perfect against a wicker sofa or chaise longue.
Find 3Beaches at Stand F08 at Decor + Design 2018
Chic Rattan – LE Interiors
Based in Sydney, LE Interiors is a furniture and lighting company that has grown out of the well-established business Living Edge Rentals. Family-owned, they’re known for their dedication to excellent service and sourcing premium design.
Create a sense of timeless luxury with their Malabar Armchairs. Their durable teak bases mixed with organic woven frames and deep cushions are perfect to sink into after a long day. Also available as two and three-seaters.
Trade visitors to Decor + Design 2018 will find LE Interiors at Stand H08.
French Colonial Style – St Barts
St Barts stock luxe bohemian homewares and furniture which are carefully curated from global travels spanning Africa, Asia and Europe.
We love their Cane Porch Lounger, pictured right and above. A St Barts favourite, it will exude cool while guests sip sundowners.
Inspect St Barts’ latest wares at Stand F20 at Decor + Design 2018.
Tropical Living – GlobeWest
Decor + Design stalwarts GlobeWest are renowned for their eclectic, cleverly designed ranges that translate global trends into pieces which fit the Australian lifestyle.
Their Marina Outdoor Collection is a chic blend of blanched teak and sun and waterproof materials. This dining table seats six and will look great poolside or on a terrace.
GlobeWest will be back at Decor + Design 2018 with a sensational stand located at B11 + B12.
A Walk on the Wild Side – Darcy & Duke
A quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle is taking a picnic blanket down to the beach or park to while away the afternoon with a good book (ice bucket and wine optional).
Go on a beach safari with these Zebra Picnic Rugs from Darcy & Duke. These soft rugs will allow you to lounge in comfort, secure in the knowledge that the waterproof backing will protect you from any dampness.
You can catch Darcy & Duke at Stand D23 at Decor + Design 2018. They are also the sole Australian distributors for Christian Lacroix and Kelly Hoppen luxury candles.
Decor + Design is Australia’s No.1 Trade Interiors Event, and will take place from the 19th – 22nd July 2018 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Co-located with the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), these shows feature over 250 leading wholesalers from the furniture and soft furnishings sectors, as well as thought-leaders from across the design world. A must attend for the design world. Subscribe now to be notified when visitor registration opens.
Entry to the trade-only exhibition is free; tickets to the 2018 Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series will be released in March.