Style Director Catherine Wilkinson shows us how to embrace the zen vibes of Bali to create the perfect little outdoor escape
How to use Bali-inspired style to always feel relaxed in your garden
Evening sundowners, social gatherings and basking in balmy temperatures mean summer has arrived – and the beauty of natural light at this time of year is the perfect partner to outdoor spaces that light up in all the right places. With a helping hand from Luxaflex® Te Ra Origin Folding Arm Awning, I’ve taken inspiration from the tranquillity of Bali and curated an outdoor escape that you too can create at home.
Catherine’s style tips
For style akin to the eclectic chic of Bali, we’ve used black and white geometric-print cushions and black napkins to tie in with the black Luxaflex® awning – the centrepiece of this space. A Luxaflex® awning is essential to a space that is functional no matter what the weather holds. Cohesion between your chosen shade colour and key accent pieces allow for a seamless, well-considered space.
Layering objects such as platters or napery adds depth to your setting, creating the perfect opportunity to balance textures and tones.
Relax and unwind
Kick back and relax into a more casual approach to styling. Create a no-fuss look using stemless wine glasses, scatter cushions and draping linens.
When you’re working with natural elements, it’s important to reference them in your styling to make your space feel more harmonious and at one with nature. Choose pieces made from natural materials such as woven jute, fibrous cushions (as seen here with both the woven and velvet cushions) and wooden surfaces.
Add some Monstera leaves to a shallow vase or use pebbles as paperweights for additional creative ways to embrace nature in your styling. Seek out a complementary colourway from Luxaflex® outdoor shade systems to tie all your elements together.
Create the look
1 Indonesian Wooden Seed Shaped Bowl $35, from Indie Home Collective
2 Once Was Lost Zula Throw $118.15, from Indie Home Collective
3 African Buhera Bowl $225, from Indie Home Collective
4 Zoe Cushions $95 each, from Indie Home Collective
5 Beldi Wine Glasses $10.95, from Indie Home Collective
6 Te Ra Origin Folding Arm Awning from Luxaflex®
A Luxaflex® Te Ra Origin Folding Arm Awning adds form and function to any outdoor setting. With the ability to cover large areas of up to 7m width and 4m projection, the awning in Black with Gravel hardware features European designer detailing and a full range of accessories.
Find the shade to suit your outdoor space at Luxaflex.co.nz.