Making use of outdoor spaces in the cooler months doesn’t need to be a challenge with these simple tips from insanely clever and inspiring owners of Tait, Susan and Gordon. Known for its playful personality and commitment to local design, Tait is one of Australia’s most respected furniture designers and manufacturers. Specialising in outdoor furniture, Tait’s amazing designs are also at home indoors. With stores in Melbourne, Sydney and online, Tait enjoys successful collaborations with some of Australia’s finest designers and the stunning results speak for themselves.
To warm up outdoor spaces during the cooler months, the Taits have taken their cue from the gentle colours of the Australian Bush. They’re relishing earthy terracottas, sands and brick reds. So too, washed out eucalyptus greens through bronzes, along with moody blues and the wintry skies have taken their fancy. Yellow remains a favoured highlight colour, but with a dirtier and more interesting tonal quality. Grey is this season’s hot colour, especially in muted soft shades.
Done a cushion on outdoor seats to extend the use of the outdoor spaces and furniture during the cooler months. Tait offers custom made cushions for many of their benches. Applying texture offers visual interest and an extra buffer from the chill.
Sling a throw or two across your furniture for an user stylish autumn/winter space. These Waverley Wool Herringbone blankets have been procured by Tait from Australia’s last remaining woollen mill, the Waverley Mills in Tasmania (established in 1874). Soft and light, yet very warm, the throws are crafted from fine Merino wool that’s spun and woven on-site.
The prize for the ultimate in outdoor kitchens designed for all-weather, year round dining decadence has to be Tilt. You can cook on Tilt’s integrated Electrolux BBQ without rain, hail or snow spoiling the party – thanks to the show stopping 2.2m high verandah canopy. This great fold-up, do-it-all unity even includes cabinets for storing cooking and eating utensils.
WARM AS TOAST
Bring on Thor Fire Pit, Tait’s modern take on the traditional campfire to infuse a touch of traditional romans and warmth into outdoor spaces. Elegant yet delightfully simple, just pop in the wood, light it up and sit back with a hot chocolate.
So there you have it – solutions of how to keep enjoying that fresh air and reduce the cabin fever of being indoors during the cooler months. A big thank you to Tait for sharing their wisdom!