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Outdoor Furniture

This month we're forgetting the Winter blues and hauling out all those decor objects that remind us of the sunshine. This much-anticipated change of season inspired our bright and colourful October decor shoot, titled 'Patio Pieces' (on page 19). As you turn the pages you'll feel the immediate impact of the colourful combinations and the fresh ideas for jazzing up your outdoor space.

Photographer Justin Patrick devised several perfect shots that reflect the essence of outdoor living – think curvy pieces of furniture, beautiful parasols, bold accessories and a wonderful al fresco feel.

The outdoor shoot was held at Studio 26 in Durbanville, Cape Town, which has a beautiful open-air studio, ideal for capturing the desired effect.

House and Leisure Decor Editor, Jeanne Botes, and Justin Patrick created magnificent, on-trend outdoor spaces that many of us dream about.

Above is the collection of items gathered for the shoot before they were unpacked. Pieces were sourced from a range of brands, including Marlanteak, Cane Time, Mobelli, Label Orange, Woolworths, Mr Price Home and Kartell, among others.

The weather was very kind to the team as it turned out to be a lovely, sunny Spring day...

The shots depict all the hottest colours, textures and designs for the season. We hope that it inspires you to revive your own outdoor space.

Turn to page 19 of our October 2012 issue, on shelf now, to see the final sizzling shoot...