Inspired Outdoors

SEASONAL FOOD – SUMMER INDULGENCE

We thought we’d take a break from the ‘Gardens of the World’ series to bring you a post on the delicious summer seasonal food making their way onto our tables. We’ve mentioned before that the benefits of eating seasonal food include a lower carbon footprint as well as more flavourful food of far better nutritional and taste quality. It also means that we follow nature’s natural cycle, giving our bodies
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GARDENS OF THE WESTERN CAPE

South Africa is known for its wild beauty. It offers almost everything, from the famous fynbos of the Western Cape to the deserts of the Karoo, from the tropical flora found in KZN to the famous Jacaranda in Gauteng. With so much of its natural flora preserved, it was hard to choose just a few gardens so we decided to do it by province. Here is a list of gardens
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AN OCEAN INSPIRED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

An Ocean Inspired Outdoor Living Space Spring has sprung and summer is well on its way! With the warmer weather comes the call of the ocean and what better way to celebrate than with an ocean inspired outdoor living area. One of the hottest trends for summer is beach cottage decor. There is something peaceful and relaxing about the white-washed furniture, airy spaces, and cool hues that go hand-in-hand with
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – SWITZERLAND

Switzerland, the land of fine chocolate! It’s also the land of fine cheese, the alps, and it’s famous neutral status but did you know that Switzerland also has some of the most beautiful scenery and exquisite gardens? In fact, there is even a “Gardens of Switzerland” website aimed at raising awareness and promoting the beauty of some of their natural flora. Each Canton has its own public and private gardens,
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – ENGLAND

Gardens of the World – England The English landscape is overflowing with magnificent gardens. This is not a surprise considering that the English, at all  levels of society, have long been keen gardeners. From allotments to extravagant royal gardens, England has it all. In fact, it was hard to narrow it down to just three of the best! Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Found in London, England, this is one
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – JAPAN

Gardens of the World – Japan Japan is known worldwide for its beautiful culture and traditional arts. Just the word “Japan” conjures up images of tea ceremonies, flowing calligraphy, and descriptive poetry. The country also has a legacy of distinctive gardens, so unique in their beauty that they have been recreated all over the world. We thought we’d give you a glimpse into the magic of Japanese gardens with a
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ANTIGUA TEAK OUTDOOR DINING SET

Antigua Teak Outdoor Dining Set There is nothing quite like gathering outside to enjoy the beauty nature has to offer – whether it’s for a warm summer braai or a cosy winter supper, coffee with a friend, curling up with a good book, or a family gathering. Creative Living has the perfect outdoor sets to suit any occasion.  Whatever your needs, we guarantee that our quality range of furniture offers
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FINDING THE PERFECT OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Finding the Perfect Outdoor Furniture     Creating your outdoor space can be fun and exciting, especially thanks to the new technology and indoor-outdoor trend. The perfect outdoor furniture offers so much more than just functionality and can really transform your outdoor area into an oasis. With so many options available, we thought we’d highlight a few of the most important factors to consider when creating your dream outdoor space.
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – FRANCE

Gardens of the World – France France is a country rich with history. Steeped in fine wines, sophisticated cuisine, exquisite art, and world-famous fashion, France carries an air of class and rich culture. Millions visit each year to see famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, and Lyons Roman Theatre. What is perhaps less well known, is that France is home to some of the
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OUTDOOR RUGS

Outdoor Rugs As we’ve mentioned before, the trend of outdoor living spaces that are an extension of your indoor space are still vastly popular. The focus is on comfort and creating a style which could easily mimic an indoor lounge or bar area, or even a kitchen. Along with this indoor/outdoor feel comes a whole range of new and exciting outdoor décor options. We are proud to stock just such
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