Spaces Magazine

1 Room, 4 Looks: Rustic Summer Patio

Jan 23, 2017

This relaxed, contemporary space owes its success to the use of a tranquil backdrop and the addition of lush foliage and metal accents for impact.


Foster a sense of tranquillity by painting your patio wall in Plascon’s In The Mood (O6-E2-3). A serene and calming shade, and Plascon’s pink-toned Colour of the Year for 2016, it has cocooning qualities that connect it, and the space in which it is used, to the earth.


● Add drama to the space by offsetting the neutral paint colour with accessories in shades of charcoal and black, and add foliage in a reference to the natural world.

● The addition of textural elements such as cement and cork add a modern touch to the décor scheme, as does the inclusion of a geometric outdoor rug.

Give your patio a rustic modern makeover
Plascon colours, from top: Evening Mist (EC 1), Igloo (B6-E2-3), Tribecca Corner (EC 48), In the Mood (06-E2-3). Ceramic bowls, Blink. Black and taupe oval plates, Weylandts.


Opposite, clockwise: Cement and cork planter, Wiid Design at Stable. Wooden stool, La Grange, Outdoor couch, stylist’s own. Cushions (left to right) Lim, Weylandts, Country Road. Porcelain Pot, Lisa Firer at Okha. On the shelf: Planter, La Grange; Black-and-white vase, Lim. Chair, Weylandts. Rug, stylist’s own. Wooden tray (on the floor), La Grange. Plants, all Starke Ayres. Tray table, Hay at Créma Design. On the table: Cement vase, Block & Chisel; Cement planters, all Weylandts.