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Creating a Mediterranean-Style Outdoor Area

  • Escape to a Mediterranean-inspired, resort-style retreat in the privacy of your garden.

    Mediterranean-style homes are hallmarked by their distinctive terracotta roofs, mosaic tiles, archways, balconies and earthy tones; usually found in warmer climates due to the home’s ability to stay inherently cool. 

    est explores how the Mediterranean lifestyle translates outdoors in an Australian setting by enlisting the assistance of furniture expert King and their enduring outdoor collection.

    Produced in partnership with King

    The King Cove Reclining sun lounges with a 10-year guarantee and high-performance outdoor covers are easily adjustable for uninterrupted lounging in the sun. An Oasis Pedestal side table and the Lode Outdoor ottomans complete the look.

    Merge Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

    Mediterranean-style architecture often obscures the threshold between inside and outside, primarily via doorways linked with seemingly endless terracotta floor tiles. Here, high steel framed doors saturate living spaces with natural light, creating a strong connection with nature. The King Luna outdoor chair in graphite plays to the steel frame accents, anchoring the indoor-outdoor connection. Wall Art by Dane Lovett from Station Gallery adds depth and interest to the space.

    Large arched doorways allow the indoors to seamlessly unfold to the outdoor living and pool area. This is further accentuated by the shared design language between the indoor furniture – the King Jasper sofa and the Aspen dining chairs – and the outdoor collection.

    The Aspen dining chairs are designed for entertaining, with comfort at their core. The dining setting creates just the spot for a long lunch while still being able to watch kids in the pool. A ceramic vase on the table in the background by Alison Frith adds a sculptural point of interest.

    Potted Gardens

    A restrained, low-maintenance garden filled with oversized potted plants, lavender and cool tiles underfoot convey a sun-soaked Tuscan-inspired atmosphere. Creating a contextual place to appreciate the Mediterranean-inspired garden, the King Quay outdoor lounge is soft to the touch but resistant to the elements with its high-performance outdoor fabric cushion covers. The Oasis Pedestal tables are a functional addition for food and aperitifs while creating a flexible outdoor living arrangement. Handmade ceramic pieces sourced from Makers’ Mrkt bring personality to the space.

    The Quay outdoor lounge and Oasis pedestal tables become an extension of the living space while strategically positioned to look out onto the pool. A ceramic vase by Tegan Emerson adds a handmade touch.

    Shaded Nooks for Escaping the Sun

    Without large-scale shady trees, pergolas and patios make for an ideal retreat to escape the sun in a Mediteranean-inspired setting. The King Luna outdoor chairs and Oasis Inset coffee table in neutral tones complete the inviting shaded alcove.

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