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How to take good Instagram photos of umbrellas

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 04-May-2021 10:43:53

When you're making a cocktail, a pina colada if you will, the last thing you do is place a cocktail umbrella in to finish it off - before pulling out your phone and snapping a happy little picture for Instagram.

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Topics: cantilever umbrella, Pool Umbrella, outdoor living, photography tips

Outdoor Design Trends 2022: 21 Backyard design ideas.

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Nov-2020 10:46:08

In 2020 we released our definitive guide to backyard design to enthusiastic, wonderful triumph, we engaged with thousands of people from all over the world and facilitated their outdoor space designs. Since then we have been in communication with outdoor specifiers, designers and architects in their quest to expand backyards in a post-COVID world. As more people spend time within their own personal bubble, we've talked to experts across a broad spectrum to find the top outdoor trends for 2022.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor design, outdoor living, BBQ

Paving Design Ideas to Spruce up your Yard for 2022

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 19-Nov-2020 10:00:00

We’ve often touched on the ways to update your outdoor area and new paving is a great way to do this. There’s no better way to get your neighbours poking their head up over the fence and looking down in awe at your inspiring, clean and tidy backyard with great paving.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor living, Outdoor trends

Case Study: Backyard Staycation Design - There's no place like home

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 28-Oct-2020 14:43:12

As we spend more time at home, working, living and holidaying, we’ve seen an uptick in outstanding new backyard builds. Whether they’re professional builds or good-old-fashioned DIY projects – additional outdoor areas are a fantastic way to create a delightful venue to spend your time in when you can’t travel far. Staycations are here to … stay.

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Topics: Shade systems, outdoor living, jacuzzi umbrella, spa umbrella, staycation

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