Dining Room Ideas

Cosy retreat

Decorate with warming layers and plush textures for a garden that entices even in wintry weather
Chris Warnes

Bring the indoors out with layers of texture, natural fibres and easy style.

“Serve up seasonal fare to share.”

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Collect indoor and outdoor furniture together (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Entertaining friends at home during the cooler months need not mean huddling around a living room fire or running up the power bill by heating the entire house. Gather together favourite pieces usually enjoyed indoors to create a welcoming atmosphere outdoors and while the winter hours away.

Above ‘Cloche’ bamboo pendant, Lived in Coogee // ‘Knox’ table, Wintons Teak // Tasselled linen throw in Charcoal, Manyara Home // ‘Isla’ timber & rattan indoor/outdoor chairs in Cream, Manyara Home // ‘Iron Rope’ chairs in Natural Cream, Orson & Blake

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Bring indoors outside to create a snug retreat (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Quality outdoor furniture will withstand the weather all year round. Why not put your deck or verandah through it’s paces by layering warmth with chunky cushions, plush throws and fluffy rugs, creating an inviting conversation area in which to gather, or simply relax alone with a good book and a warm cup of tea.

‘Planar’ chair & sofa, Wintons Teak // Bonnie and Neil ‘Maiden Hair’ linen cushion in Black, Emily Ziz Style Studio // ‘Montana Fur’ acrylic & polyester throw in Polar Bear, Adairs // ‘Turkish’ copper urn with begonia, Portobello Rose

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