i'm all about palm trees and thirty degrees

by - August 21, 2015

Image via @domayne_australia Instagram
It's been a long cold winter in Sydney so not only am I looking forward to summer, I'm also looking forward to experiencing my first Queensland summer. Adding to my excitement is that, for the first time, I have a proper backyard to furnish. That's right, grass and all!

So obviously I was especially keen to head out this week on a chilly Sydney evening to get a taste of what the warmer months have on offer at the Domayne Summer 15 launch.

I came away full of ideas for our alfresco area from large lounge and dining furniture to cute accessories and furnishings. Far from the days when your choice for the backyard was limited to a plastic table chairs or a chunky timber setting, this season's choices are sleek, modern and there's something suited to every budget and taste.

Colour is definitely in this summer and although my boyfriend and I prefer a neutral palette, I'm sure we'll manage to inject some brights through soft furnishings and accessories like cushions and serving ware.

Yes that's a cronut on top of coconut!

We haven't quite decided if we're going to go for a dining or lounge setting outside (or both!) but I came across a few favourites from each category that I'll be endorsing when the time comes for us to decide. There was one option thought that stood out for me purely because of it's versatility.
Domayne's Pontoon lounge setting is priced from $999. These two seaters with one arm rest retail for $2199 each.
The Pontoon range has UV resistant fabric upholstery, hard wearing aluminium frames and quick-drying foam chairs. I love the fact that because it's a modular setting, it could conceivably fit any sized backyard. This versatility also makes it a perfect choice for families who entertain a lot - you can easily add and subtract from the main setting to suit the size of your gathering.

The dining range (below) has a table that extends from 280cm to 350cm for when you have to accommodate extra guests. Genius.

I can't wait to share our new alfresco space once it's all furnished and decorated. Stay tuned!

Pontoon rectangular dining table, $2199 and; Harbour dining chairs $349 each

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