As you guys probably know already I have an outdoor WWOO kitchen with which I am obsessed. I had no idea how transformative this would be – a grill and a pair of tongs did me fine for years – except when the kitchen was installed it changed everything. I now grill year round and we spend lots more time outdoors.

One of the best things about my little kitchen spot though is that it’s totally extended my living area. Double height glass doors lead out to the garden and the whole space now feels so much bigger as there is a whole other living area just outside. So today on a sweltering hot day (hottest of the year apparently!) when all I want to do is get outside and I’m gazing longingly at the garden from my desk, I thought why not talk outdoor rooms?

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Remember to add comforting things like chairs, little tables so it feels welcoming and cosy. Make sure your outdoor furnishings fit in with your garden – think of the foliage and greenery as your palette and main decorating scheme, then find pieces that will fit beautifully. For example our garden is quite lush with a lot of green foliage so I’ve extended the jasmine along the top walls of the kitchen to make it fit in with the surroundings its not standing out like a sore thumb basically. The furniture is quite primitive and chunky (in a good way) – think metals, ebonised wood, linens and sheepskins that I pile up when we’re spending the evening outdoors.

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