Alfresco: Living Your Best Life

Life has been pretty wild all over the world the last couple of years and HOME has become everyone's safest haven, with restrictions, lockdowns and the like in place. Yet, here at Birdblack Design, we choose to look on the brighter side of life, and see the opportunity this summer for everyone to be living their very best lives - Alfresco style!!

‘Benjamin Residence’. Interior Design & Furniture Curation: Birdblack Design Building Design: South Coast Building Design Build: Saltbox Building Co Photography: The Palm Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

'Benjamin Residence' has a full Outdoor Kitchen, Alfresco Dining and Outdoor Patio Lounge. Pool-side, we opted for the wooden benches and multiple pool chairs. This enables the family to enjoy the great outdoors all year round!

Here in Australia, we are mid-spring but this amazing country treats us to spectacular weather all year round – from warm spring breezes to blissfully hot summer days; crisp autumn afternoons and foggy winter mornings.

We are able to wake up to lush green scenery all around us as we enjoy our morning cup of tea. Equally, as we unwind at the end of a busy day with a glass of wine, the birds tweet their sunset songs and the sky is painted in colour as the moon arrives. The best part, of course, is that you can enjoy all of this from the comfort of your own home.

‘Sea Spray Residence’. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building Design: South Coast Building Design Build: Souter Constructions
Joinery Manufacture: Steve's Joinery Shoot Stylist: Jessi Eve Photography: Better Together Photo Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

Outdoor living is such a large part of the Australian way of life, whether sitting outside on a beautiful day or spending time in your garden. To make the most of your own personal great outdoors, invest in an interior designer and watch your outdoor spaces spring to life.

Perhaps you are after a reading nook, or somewhere to take in the sunrise of a morning?

‘Spring Residence’. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Builder: Graeme Carberry Builder Joinery: Marlix Bespoke Furniture & Joinery Photography: The Palm Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

Maybe your taste is a little simpler? Maybe you want a little nook off your bedroom balcony?

‘Mountain Residence’. Interior Design & Furniture Curation: Birdblack Design Photography: Better Together Photography Co

Maybe there's more than two of you and you need a nook for the whole family to enjoy?

‘Mountain Residence’

Maybe the colours aren't quite right?

‘Mountain Residence’

Most likely if you have a large family that requires Alfresco Lounges, you will need an Alfresco Dining Table as well...

'Mountain Residence’

Maybe your family isn't that big and circular is more your style?

‘Benjamin Residence’. Interior Design & Furniture Curation: Birdblack Design Building Design: South Coast Building Design Build: Saltbox Building Co Photography: The Palm Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

Wanna see the Alfresco Dining and Outdoor Kitchen with the seamless transition from the indoors out?

‘Benjamin Residence'

Bi-fold doors (or even better, full height stacker retractable doors) make the indoor-outdoor life so accessible. Check out these photos from 'Benwerrin Residence'.

Here we are looking from the Main Lounge out to the Outdoor Kitchen and Alfresco.

‘Benwerrin Residence’. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building Design: Moshonis Building Designers & Engineers Build: JPM Project Management Joinery Manufacture: L and J Joinery Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design Photography: Better Together Photo Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

Now let's take a look from the opposite angle... from the outside looking in.

‘Benwerrin Residence’

But let's be honest - y'all wanna see the ACTUAL Outdoor Kitchen including a sink, the BBQ cooktop, a bar fridge, ample bench space with extra seating and lots of cabinetry for storage! This Outdoor Kitchen is good to go!!

‘Benwerrin Residence’

Did you notice the ceiling fan? Did you notice the windows that can all be opened? Summer AND winter living right here!

'Gilmore Residence' has ceiling heaters, ceiling fans and plenty of lighting installed into the partial roof. Perfect for natural sunlight to stream in, whilst providing protection from the wind and rain. The Piece de Resistance! Providing our home owners at 'Gilmore Residence' the perfect lifestyle allll yearrrr rounddd.

‘Gilmore Residence’. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Build: Innovation Building & Design Joinery Manufacturer: Paiano Custom Kitchens Photography: Better Together Photography Company Videography: Pipewolf Media

Let's take a squiz at what is under the roof!!

'Gilmore Residence'

This Outdoor Kitchen has everything you need - including the Kitchen Sink!! The Bar Fridge to the right comes in perfectly when sitting on the concrete cantilevered fireplace ledge in winter toasting your patootie, sipping on wine. Perhaps though the wine-sippers are sitting at the bar, chatting with someone inside - let's take a look.

'Gilmore Residence'

At parties, there is always dishes to wash, new drinks to share. We installed a Blackbutt timber bench on the opposite side of the servery window, allowing the hosts to be part of the action when preparing platters of food and drinks to be passed through. We implemented a similar concept over at 'Sea Spray Residence'. Let's check it out...

‘Sea Spray Residence’. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building Design: South Coast Building Design Build: Souter Constructions
Joinery Manufacture: Steve's Joinery Shoot Stylist: Jessi Eve Photography: Better Together Photo Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

Here the hosts can grab things freely from the Main Kitchen and pass it through the servery window and still be part of conversations. Notice the Kitchen sink's location for easy hand-washing whilst outside? It's ALWAYS all in the details!

We hope this has served as sufficient inspiration to live you best life outdoors at home! Contact Birdblack Design NOW to get your home summer ready.

Talk soon,
 BD x

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