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Inspiration for summer entertaining outdoors

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Be inspired by these 10 outdoor spaces designed with summer entertaining in mind. 

1. All about the view

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: North Residence
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: North Residence

Capitalising on the ocean aspect, this rooftop at North Residence is all about low-line design and furniture that allows you to take in the view while entertaining outdoors. The space caters for outdoor lounging, cooking, dining and sun baking beside an impressive pool.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Ord® modular lounge, Bronte dining table and bench seats, Burleigh daybeds and Ayr umbrella

2. Amongst the garden

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Fig Landscapes
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Fig Landscapes

Summer entertaining within the garden creates a beautiful naturalistic atmosphere. Designed by Fig Landscapes this backyard allows you to sit and enjoy the landscape while being shaded from the sun by a timber slatted pergola.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Tulloch lounge and Andorra Limestone flooring.

3. Summer holiday vibe

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Bower Architecture
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Bower Architecture

What’s summer entertaining outdoors without a pool? This coastal property by Bower Architecture & Interiors facilitates play and entertaining with a crowd outdoors. Dine out of the sun, play backyard cricket on the lawn or cool off in the lap pool.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Bremer® dining table.

See more of this project here.

4. Breakout areas

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Outdoor Establishments
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Outdoor Establishments

Outdoor Establishments have successfully created breakout areas within this suburban gardens that allow you to entertain outdoors without everyone feeling on top of each other. This curved stone bench seat nestled in a corner of the garden is the perfect place to enjoy a conversation with a cup of tea or a glass of wine in hand.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Crackenback® Freefrom® walling. 

5. A chef’s paradise

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Glasshouse Projects
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Glasshouse Projects

One big aspect of summer entertaining is the food! Designed by Glasshouse Projects this enclosed outdoor kitchen featuring all the mod-cons making it a chef’s haven. It also cleverly connects to a dining area, lounge and onto a pool keeping all amenities in the one place.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Newport Random Ashlar walling and Bluestone flooring. 

6. Warm me up

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Lockyer Architects
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Lockyer Architects

Summer outdoor entertaining is all about spending the most time outside. This island home by Lockyer Architects enables you to carry on entertaining friends and family when the sun goes down. The addition of an outdoor fireplace is also welcome on those chilly summer nights.

Featuring Porphyry crazy paving. 

7. Beachside luxury

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Polly Harbison Design
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Polly Harbison Design

An expansive stone patio surrounds this house by Polly Harbison Design creating the ultimate place to entertain a large crowd outdoors. Both sides of the home opt up entirely, blurring the transition between the interior and exterior spaces.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Beauford® Sandstone flooring and Bronte dining table and bench seats.

See more of this project here.

8. Resort-style entertaining

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Koichi Takada Architects
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Koichi Takada Architects

Turn up the tunes! This home by Koichi Takada Architects has all the makings of a summer outdoor party. Reminiscent of a luxurious tropical resort, the outdoor spaces include an undercover bar and lounge area and a sunken conversation pit beside an infinity edge pool have been designed with summer entertaining in mind.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Crackenback® Freeform® walling. 

See more of this project here.

9. A festive boat shed

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration

Celebrate Christmas Day or welcome the new year with a few friends in a stylish setup like this festive boat shed. Unlike most spaces featured, it’s not the architecture or landscape that creates the summer entertaining atmosphere. It’s all about the beach setting, coastal furniture and simple decorations.

Featuring Eco Outdoor® Ida® deck chairs and Mill dining table. 

10. Evening atmosphere

Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Joanna Green Landscape Design
Summer entertaining outdoors inspiration: Joanne Green Landscape Design

A fire pit is a great addition to any summer entertaining space. This design by Joanne Green Landscape Design features an in ground fireplace that is surrounded by curvaceous stone bench seat. Toasted marshmallows anyone?