Indoors for Outdoors

Indoors for Outdoors | Style Stories

Darren Palmer has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

The line between furniture fit for the outdoors and furniture fit for the indoors has become more blurred than ever before with amazing steps forward in technology and textiles.

The Australian lifestyle is an outdoor one, with entertainment spaces playing a huge part in the living and purchasing behaviours of Aussies. With open plan spaces spilling seamlessly into outdoor spaces, we’re seeing versatile furniture choices that are perfectly suited for all weather conditions. These pieces also have the elegance and beauty for interior settings. Gone are the days of tubular plastic and mesh lounge settings.

Additionally, we’re finding decor pieces which have been specifically made for the outdoors are working perfectly for indoor spaces as well. From terrazzo décor, pots, planters, dining chairs and sofas made to survive the harsh outdoor conditions, we’re seeing items that are also stylish and suitable for any indoor space.

Décor and soft furnishings also transition well from interior to exterior. With the rise of water and UV resistant fabrics, it’s now possible to have the plush luxury outside that we’ve become accustomed to inside.

A great product with similarly adaptable properties is Carpet Court’s Hybrid flooring. Transitioning from wet to dry spaces, you can achieve a continuous look throughout your home. Check out Aqua-tuf or Aqua-tuf longboards in colours like Gum or Blackbutt for a truly Australian scheme this Spring.

Indoors for Outdoors | Style Stories

Get the Carpet Court Look

1. Hybrid Aqua-Tuf in Spotted Gum

2. Hybrid Aqua-Tuf in Blackbutt

3. Cushion Scatters (Eco Outdoor)