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Just landed – new collection in-store and online now

Just landed – new collection in-store and online now. The Outdoor Living Direct spring/summer 2015-’16 collection has just landed in-store and online. With beautiful pieces inspired by recent travels to Europe and Asia, we’re sure you’ll find something special to fill your outdoor area with this upcoming season.

As a team, we are passionate about outdoor living and entertaining. We believe in our products, that’s why we only source high quality items that offer the finest in comfort, style, durability and convenience. We understand that furnishing an outdoor area is about more than just acquiring objects: it’s about enjoying the good life outdoors. It’s about making the most of great weather and the best of company. We do our bit to make this experience all that it can be and believe our newest collection embodies all of this plus more! John Strahan, the owner here at Outdoor Living Direct, travels regularly sourcing the latest in outdoor trends and ideas, “We’re not just about being on-trend,” he says. “We’re also big on comfort and durability, and choose only those pieces we’d be happy to have in our own backyard. We even give every piece of furniture the ‘sit’ test, making sure all our items are truly comfortable. There’s nothing worse than having a bit of furniture that looks good but is a pain in the backside to sit in.”

Saba 4 piece lounge with in-built cushion storage

Designed with practicality and style in mind the Saba 4 piece lounge setting with cushion storage, is a must have this season! Complete with a left hand love seat, a right hand love seat, a corner storage box and a coffee table/storage unit the Saba is the ideal setting for any garden or patio area and the perfect entertaining piece for the upcoming warmer weather.

Saba – driftwood/dark taupe

The included built in storage is a practical and convenient addition. When the sets not being used, choose to store the cushions within the corner storage unit and the coffee table. Both have been built with lids that lift up to reveal deep cushion storage space. Convenience, practicality and style all rolled into one – you can’t go past the Saba when it comes to outdoor lounging this season.

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Saba – grey/charcoal

Connect dining range

For a contemporary outdoor dining solution you can’t go past our new Connect aluminium dining range. Available in a 5, 7, 9 and 11 piece the Connect has been designed to suit various sized outdoor areas and is the perfect piece to entertain with this spring/summer season.

Connect 5 piece
Connect 7 piece
Connect 9 piece
Connect 11 piece

Sahara 3 piece modular lounge

Lounge in comfort and style this season thanks to the Sahara 3 piece lounge setting. Complete with two love seats and an ottoman the Sahara is extremely comfortable and is sure to look great in any outdoor space. Sleek, stylish and guranteed to please.

Driftwood/dark taupe

Jabiru hanging chair

For the ultimate in relaxation you can’t go past the Jabiru hanging chair. The ideal companion for long lazy days by the pool, the Jabiru hanging chair offers it all and more!

Supremely comfortable due to its ergonomic design, the Jabiru comes in two colour variations – black/black and brown/mushroom. With an upright back and luxurious cushion the Jabiru is sure to leave you wanting more.


Jetson 4 piece lounge

Designed with comfort and style in mind, the Jetson 4 piece lounge setting combines sleek, contemporary lines with plush cushioning for the ultimate in outdoor lounging.


Featuring a generous sized 2 seater lounge, two single arm chairs and a glass topped coffee table, the Jetson is the ideal setting for any garden or patio area and the perfect entertaining piece.

The tapered acacia timber legs complement the modernised design allowing for a total contemporary look. Treating these timber legs with a quality outdoor timber oil will help to maintain the honey colour and ensure they’ll last indefinitely.

Sandra’s Gorgeous Backyard Makeover

Sandra’s Gorgeous Backyard Makeover

Contemplating a new outdoor entertaining area but don’t know where to start?

You could do a lot worse than look at Sandra’s fantastic new courtyard for inspiration.

Frustrated with the cramped and claustrophobic feel of the old courtyard, Sandra and her husband James decided it was time to go out with the old and in with the new!  This bold makeover took them the best part of a year, started from the ground up, and left little untouched.  It began by turning some of their garden bed area into living space, followed with some attractive new paving, was punctuated with a new water feature, and then finished with a well chosen set of furniture that complements the area impeccably, and provides a wonderfully liveable space that the whole family enjoys.

Sandra's Outdoor Living Area 1

For Sandra and James, this backyard remodelling was a long time in the making:

“My husband and I are retired and purchased our unit about 15 years ago.  The courtyard was never designed professionally and was rather small with large garden beds taking up valuable space. It was looking tired and needed a complete makeover.”

Growing weary of such a cramped courtyard, they both decided it was finally time to completely remodel the area:

“We redesigned the area ourselves with new paving and a water feature as the main focus.”

With the new paving in place, their space issues were sorted, and it was time for some furniture!  After all, what’s an outdoor entertaining area without somewhere to sit, relax, converse, and enjoy some finger food or refreshments?

“After visiting Outdoor Living Direct we knew exactly what outdoor furniture to buy to enhance the area.”

Sandra's Outdoor Living Area 2

Having worked out what the space needed, their shopping list included a pod chair, a swivel chair, outdoor tables, and a sofa set:

“The Hanging Pod was placed in the corner near the water feature and a Cupcake in the other corner, which complemented each other while being different. We then added small outdoor tables and a three piece lounge which made the courtyard perfect.”

It turns out that this stunning new space has some very wide cross-generational appeal, as Sandra and James are far from the only fans in the family:

“We also purchased a sun rocker chair which the grandkids love.”

Sandra's Outdoor Living Area 3

So what does Sandra have to say about shopping at Outdoor Living Direct?

“Over the past few months we have purchased from Outdoor Living Direct – Cupcake, Pod, 2 small tables and a beautiful outdoor 3 piece lounge together with a variety of cushions and features. You have also supplied weather covers for most of the items.”

“These items have complemented our Backyard Makeover which we have been working on for nearly 12 months.”

“We shopped around but always came back to you for variety, quality and price.”

“Thanks again for your great service and extensive range of outdoor furniture.”

Sandra's Outdoor Living Area 4

Thank you very much Sandra for showing us the stunning work you’ve done with your backyard, for taking us with you into the story behind it, and for your permission to share it with our readers!  It looks amazing and we wish you all the best for all the many splendid mornings, afternoons and evenings to be enjoyed in this spectacular outdoor space.

Have you done anything special with your outdoor area lately?  Feel like showing off something you’ve done with our furniture?  Feel free to get in touch with us at customerservice@outdoorlivingdirect.com.au to have a chat about featuring your outdoor entertaining area on our website!