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Tropical Island Resort Style Living – Fiji

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Royal Davui Fiji
http://royaldavuifiji.com/

Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary situated in Fiji’s spectacular Beqa Lagoon.

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“Barefoot Fijian Luxury at it’s finest”

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Bula Vinaka! – Welcome to Royal Davui Island Resort Fiji

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This amazing resort also shares a love of Beach Abode Living Outdoor Cushions because they are UV, Water and Mildew Resistant. They add colour and a relaxing feel to any outdoor area. Bring a little bit of FIJI style living to your home.

Enjoy Tropical Island Resort Style Living and shop for tropical cushions and floral cushions or cushion covers online today!
http://www.beachabodeliving.com.au/

Love Coastal Style? Checkout our Coastal Style Decorating Guide

Become a stockist
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Beach Abode Living – “Colour In Your Outdoors”

 

My Island Home – The Cook Islands

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Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort – Rarotonga, Cook Islands
http://daydreamer.co.ck/

Located on the main Island Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga is a quiet, friendly, beautiful place that simply commands you to relax. There are no shopping malls here! Only the town markets on a Sunday offering unique local handmade goodies and if you fancy adventuring, the bus will pick you up anywhere along the circular route (one that goes clockwise and another that goes anticlockwise) and you can jump off at regular intervals to explore the many secluded beaches and waterfalls it offers.

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Beach houses here are cool. They are not fancy or precious. They are practical and authentic. Outdoor areas are surrounded by tropical plants and flowers. Even though it is a simple life in the Cook Islands, the consistent warm weather and breathtaking surroundings make it impossible not to love.

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Outdoor living is an integral part of Cook Island living. Its not uncommon to have an outdoor shower or bath as well! Isn’t this beautiful.

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Strolling along the beach at Rarotonga, you’ll be forgiven for mistaking this place for Heaven. The protected lagoon is teaming with hundreds of tropical fish and you can even swim across to “MOTU” The little Island.

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Tropical Island Resort Style Living is about creating the feeling you have when you’re on holidays at a place just like this. Our outdoor cushions feature designs that are not only inspired by the lifestyle, but also the relaxed nature of the locals. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is their motto. The best way to bring that philosophy into our cushions was to make them UV, Water and Mildew Resistant!
When you’re in Rarotonga, you’re on Cook Island time!

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Adventurous? Take the walk up the mountain to their one and only waterfall. You’re sure to see a few pigs, cows, dogs and chickens along the way!

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Stunning tropical flowers by the side of the road – My favourite – Orange Hibiscus!

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Our Orange Hibiscus Outdoor Cushions inspired by the tropical, coastal lifestyle of the Cook Islands

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Make sure you checkout the Sunday markets in town and immerse yourself in traditional Cook Island culture. There’s plenty of fresh produce, handmade wares and traditional dancing.

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Coming soon! – Sneak Peek!!!
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Designed in Australia, Inspired by Cook Islands.
Shop NEW Outdoor Cushion covers
or
Send us an email and we’ll contact you when these brand new coastal style tropical cushions arrive.email: info@beachabodeliving.com.au

Create your own “Island Home”
Beach Abode Living – “Colour In Your Outdoor Living”

Tropical Island Resort Style Living – Soloman Islands

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Have you ever been to a tropical Island Resort? Sounds divine doesn’t it? There’s nothing quite like thought of the untouched, natural beauty of a tropical Island where crystal clear waters meet pure white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees that gently sway in the breeze…

Tavanipupu Island Resort is a Luxury Island Resort in the Soloman Islands
www.tavanipupu.com

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Located in Marau Sound, Soloman Islands, this pristine magical place has been called “The Last Paradise on Earth”. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the exclusive 13-hectare island features just 10 bungalows. Tavanipupu is an island resort that has all the amenities and facilities for your ideal moments to enjoy in paradise.

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tavanipupu/

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10 Breathtaking bungalows…

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Right on the beach…

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You may even spot some of our new floral cushions and tropical cushions
http://www.beachabodeliving.com.au/new-products.html

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Shop Hibiscus outdoor cushions

(Floral cushions include – Pink Hibiscus, Frangipani and Strilitzia Flower Designs too!)

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Enjoy Tropical Island Resort Style Living and shop for tropical cushions and cushion covers online Australia today! We specialise in coastal style outdoor cushions. Checkout the entire range:
http://www.beachabodeliving.com.au/

Looking for waterproof cushions? Learn about the water resistant properties of our outdoor cushions here: http://www.beachabodeliving.com.au/benefits-of-the-best-outdoor-cushions

Beach Abode Living – “Colour In Your Outdoor Living”

Summer Styling – Your Outdoor Room

Its Summertime again and without a doubt, there will be plenty of outdoor entertaining and end of year festivities coming up.

For most Aussies, Summer brings with it school holidays, Christmas parties, loads of family and friends popping in and spending time just relaxing and ‘hanging out’.

Perhaps your place is the nominated destination for Christmas lunch or perhaps you’ve got a couple of weeks off and planning a to relax at home. Whatever you have in stall, I’m sure you’ve started thinking about where you’ll be spending most of your time. IMG_6212#InTheGarden

If its your outdoor room, garden, the deck, poolside, backyard, verandah, cabana, boat, or caravan where you’ll be spending a lot of your time, retreating for relaxation or sharing a meal with loved ones, you’ll want it to be inviting and to feel nice.

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Is your outdoor room ready?

Thinking of updating or re-styling?

If you love the beach, you may want this space to have a holiday vibe, inspired by coastal living and be a reflection of your personality.

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The easiest and most cost effective way to create a fresh and visually stunning difference in your outdoor space is to add decorative accessories such as cushions!

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If you find the choices overwhelming, just remember, if YOU like it, it is RIGHT.

There are no rules when it comes to outdoor styling. Its all about colour and fun.

Free your inner child and have some fun with different patterns and colourful designs.

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Already got cushions but need new outdoor cushion covers?

Shop for NEW outdoor cushion covers online now at www.beachabodeliving.com.au

or checkout our stockists for a store near you.

For your chance to WIN 3 of these awesome outdoor cushion covers, checkout our Facebook Giveaways (Click on the link below) and answer this question:
“What do you love about the end of the year?”

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Good Luck & Have a brilliant Summer!

Cheers,
Nicki

 

Meet The Man Behind The Orange Hibiscus

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 3.01.10 PMMeet Matt Jeanes, (self portrait above)
UK Professional Artist and creator of the Orange Hibiscus
This beautiful water colour painting (below) is the inspiration for our new print ‘Hibiscus’ print.Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.56.56 AMMatt knew he wanted to be an artist from an early age and started his career working on children’s product illustration most well known titles including My Little Pony, Care Bears, Postman Pat, Roland Rat, Thomas the Tank Engine.

Later, he became the lead artist and brand champion for Hallmark (Forever Friends) worked as a Disney artist drawing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and developed the style for the popular ‘Eeyore’s Little Scribbles’.

We are thrilled with our new limited Edition “Hibiscus” Design Cushions. They are sure to be a real sensation this season. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Matt’s work in our future collections.

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.35.07 AM ‘Hibiscus Mint’ (above with ‘Groove’)
‘Hibiscus White’ (below with ‘Trio Yellow’ and ‘Beach’)
Trio Yellow, Hibiscus and BeachDiptic Star Yellow Hibiscus Mint

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Available from 10th July 2015 – Shop NEW products now >

 

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“House Rules” Features Beach Abode Living Outdoor Cushions

ANY new deck comes alive with BRIGHT, OUTDOOR CUSHIONS

On House Rules Channel Seven June 7, 2015 Whole House reveal, Ryan & Marlee decorated their custom built timber seating with Beach Abode Living outdoor CHEVRONS and FISHSCALES.

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What properties does an OUTDOOR CUSHION have?

Ask anyone, they’ll say an outdoor cushion can be left outdoors and it will survive….

Hmmm, are we talking Bear Grylls type survival skills of a simple home decor item?

Apparently yes.

(Not to mention they should be good looking as well!)

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Most of us want any item we buy to do what it says on the packet, but many so called ‘outdoor cushions’ are either WATER RESISTANT or UV RESISTANT. The majority are not both.

But a 3rd property that is essential to any good quality outdoor cushion is MILDEW RESISTANCE.

Otherwise, they may actually start to develop black spots and stains after a few weeks exposed to heavy overnight condensation.

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I’m not saying an outdoor cushion should deflect bullets, but it should give the user suitable value for money considering the weather conditions the items will be exposed to.

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Insist on an outdoor cushion that suits your lifestyle and the environment in which you live.

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Buy outdoor cushions with at least these 3 properties:

  • UV Treated
  • Water Repellent
  • Mildew Resistant

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Even though Bear Grills is an “Outdoors Man”, he does venture indoors from time to time too, I’ve heard. “Outdoor Cushions” are no different. If you’re not using them for long periods, bring them in. They’ll last even longer.

Looking for outdoor cushions with all 3 properties?

View our range online now: www.beachabodeliving.com.au

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The Versatile Choice – Indoor / Outdoor Cushions

Let me tell you a story.

It was the first day of my holidays (back a few years ago when I was single and free) and my friend had offered me their holiday house down the coast for 2 whole weeks where I could come and go as I please, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

I was so excited to just spend some time out by the pool on the sun lounge, reading my new book and catching up on some gossip from some trashy magazines when I decided to increase my comfort level and take a few cushions outside too.

I had a lovely day and as I mixed a few cocktails, then that afternoon it suddenly started pouring with rain! Oh no! I’d left the cushions outside! Oh well. I’ll just hang them out to dry tomorrow, no problem…

Tomorrow it rained. The next day it rained. The day after that it also rained. Great Holiday! I hadn’t bothered to get the cushions in for a few days. What am I supposed to do with wet cushions anyway…. Put them on the line… Yep, so I did that. ‘Round the back in the sun. They’ll dry in no time, if the sun ever comes out again!

So almost 2 weeks went by. I forgot about the cushions on the line. it rained nearly every night, but the sun did come out every day of my last week at the holiday house. On the last day, as I packed up ready to leave, I remembered the cushions I had left out on the line out the back.

Good, they were dry, lucky hey! But as I un-pegged the first one, I could see fade marks from underneath the peg. Oh dear – Major fading had occurred!

I took the second one down, I noticed mildew starting to spot in the corners – GROSS! They were ruined. My friend is going to kill me!

What should I do now? There were only 2 options – Buy her some beautiful new cushions that she’ll love! or go into witness protection.

I chose to buy her some new indoor/outdoor cushions. Soft enough to use indoors but triple treated to resist sun, rain and mildew.

Problem solved and friendship saved.

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When trying to teach me value for money, my Dad always said:

“If you pay a little more now, you may lose a little, but pay too little now and you may lose the lot”

This can be said for spending a bit more money on buying good quality outdoor cushions now, so you don’t risk losing the lot by having to throw out ruined indoor cushions that have gone mildewy and faded in 2 weeks time.

It just makes good sense.

Thanks Dad xx

Get All The Information

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You walk into a beautiful store, full of beautiful things.

You’re greeted by the shopkeeper:

“Good morning, let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.”

“Thankyou” you reply, but you probably prefer to be left to your own devices.

You browse the shop looking at everything and occasionally picking things up to turn them around in search of the tag.

You might find the brand name, or the price but perhaps occasionally you find something more.

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The answers to your questions. The solutions to your problems.

If you have ever experienced cushions that fade, cushions that have become mildewed or wet in the rain. You know that these are 3 things an OUTDOOR CUSHION MUST HAVE.

So now you also know you’re getting GREAT VALUE for MONEY.

Swing tags should give you more information about the product than just the price. They should help you make informed decisions, saving everybody time.

All our swing tags and care labels are designed to inform customers of the things they care about.

Just another reason to choose Beach Abode Living.

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Putting ‘Fun’ Back Into Functionality

How do you choose soft furnishings that you will use outdoors?

  • Is how they look & feel most important?
  • or is functionality & durability the No. 1 priority?

They’re both important surely, but many (other) high quality outdoor fabrics have limited colours and designs, so unless you like basic taupe, charcoal or dull stripes, you’ll probably be left underwhelmed by visual appeal.

Some (other) outdoor cushions have every treatment under the sun which means they’ll last forever but they feel like sandpaper against your skin. What’s the point of that?!

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 11.38.57 AMWe’ believe soft furnishings should be SOFT, BEAUTIFUL & DURABLE. They should be inviting to the user, not just endure the sun, wind and rain, so we’ve evolved our products from the olden day thinking and introduced fun and colour without compromising functionality in outdoor conditions.

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www.beachabodeliving.com.au

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