How To Design Your Home To Entertain This Party Season

How To Design Your Home To Entertain This Party Season

It’s all in the detail

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 9th October 2019

If there’s one thing that connects us all, it’s the cherished moments we’ve had across the dinner table with our loved ones. As the season of outdoor entertaining arrives, style up your table with key pieces from OzDesign Furniture, Lighting Illusions, Pillow Talk, TK Maxx, Early Settler and more at Skygate Home & Life. Everything from tableware to lighting, and seating to decorations can help create beautiful memories and they’re all ready for the taking at Skygate Home and Life Brisbane. We’ve broken it down for you to make your designs simple!


Incorporate soft furnishings to add texture and vibrance to your setting. To do this, stick with neutral colours so the textures can speak for themselves, this also then adds and earthy touch, ideal for alfresco dining.

To achieve this look, we love the silver small grass stems from Pillow Talk. Pop these in a clear vase or add a splash of colour with their Maddison vase. The Shari table runner from OzDesign Furniture makes the ideal base to add some flare with extra decorations while the Bron cushion, also from OzDesign Furniture (available in-store) ties in the colour theme and adds some extra comfort for guests!

Soft Furnishings

Keep the neutral theme going with soft furnishings featuring wood grain while eye catching pieces standout. When exploring Skygate Home & Life, we found the beautiful Algiers pillars from OzDesign Furniture and TK Maxx’s outdoor lantern for some added ambience for when the sun goes down; both are available in-store. For some extra illumination, the Eglo paretta exterior wall light from Lighting Illusions adds a touch of class while acting as a statement feature in itself. For table wear, the Mimosa stems from Pillow Talk boasts a splash of summer colour. Pillow Talk’s Prague wine glass and jug are subtle yet classic additions to any setting.

To maintain the au naturel theme, we suggest opting for the Portsea armchair and Kennett cross leg bench available at Early Settler.

If you’re sipping on some refreshing cocktails, don’t forget to keep it eco-friendly. The stainless steel straw set from TK Maxx will save your lipstick and the environment!

Explore these items and more at Skygate Home & Life at 30 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, next to DFO.


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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