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Fresh Air: inspiration for outdoor living areas

TEXT MARY JANE HARRIS, PHOTOGRAPHER KARL ROGERS, SALLY CHANCE, CHRISTOPH HOFFMANN, HENRIQUE WILDING

These clever ideas are great inspiration for any outdoor living areas.

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COOL SANCTUARY

To establish a sheltered lounging area near their pool, these owners built a slatted meranti roof and added lightweight outdoor drapes to filter the harsh westerly sun. A ceiling fan keeps things cool on hot days.

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GRILLING STUFF

If you braai often, it’s worth building a concrete worktop and dining surface next to the braai. Ideal for food preparation, concrete is hard-wearing, weatherproof and easy to clean. Design by De Smit Exclusive Structures.

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SUN SCREEN

Screen the setting sun on your patio with bamboo blinds, which are easy to install. They also give protection from wind. You’ll find similar ones at Decorland at Game.

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REFLECTED GLORY

For a change, hang mirrors horizontally as decorator Bronwyn Barnes did here. They lighten the covered patio and bring the outdoors in.

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HOT STUFF

Establish a firepit in a secluded spot in your garden. All it takes is a firebasket and built-in seating.

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Sources:

SOURCES Bronwen Barnes Interiors [email protected] Decorland decorland.co.zaDe Smit Exclusive Structures desmitstrukture.co.za

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