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Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

May 04, 20233 min read

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

It’s week 5 on the One Room Challenge and this week we’re choosing our Balinese outdoor furniture.  Wow time is really flying.   The plants were delivered last week and I’ve been enjoying my time with them, with nothing else in the space.  I’ve been under strict instructions to water them daily for a month, which is proving somewhat tedious given I don’t yet own a hose pipe. So it’s a million trips back and forth to the sink with my 1 litre cute but highly impractical watering can.  It’s these kind of things that really need to be on the forefront of your mind when you’ve just accumulated an overnight rainforest. But hey hopefully the hosepipe will arrive any day now.

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

This week it’s all about choosing the outdoor furniture. On the rooftop there are a couple of separate zones – the alfresco area and lounge area. For the alfresco area I wanted to go for beautiful aged Indonesian timber rather than contemporary furniture.  I love the character and imperfection of aged wood and the fact that it has so much history behind it.  My Indonesian friend introduced me to Hadi’s antique timber store.  Honestly the  warehouse looks like you’re entering the Krypton factor, there are things everywhere, pieces of flooring missing with makeshift bridges across a mini stream. But he has some lovely pieces and his little family are so gorgeous.

I purchased a dining table and coffee table and he made me 2 benches to accompany the dining  all of the pieces are made from reclaimed teak (Jati) timber which Hadi sources mainly from the island of Central Java in Indonesia.

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

Traditionally Teak timber is used in the construction of traditional houses and farm buildings found in Central and East Java. Aged from 50 to 100 or more years old. Its well used across Indonesia because of its beauty and strength

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

Teak wood has a reputation for its quaint appearance.  And the bonus is that you  can count on them to be stunning as they age.

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

I also purchased these cute little stools so I can raise the statutes from the floor.  Apparently you’re not supposed to have Buddha statues directly on the floor, they should be faced towards the North East direction  to stimulate the energy of the corner. So there you go, you can thank me later.

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture

If  this is inspiring you to do something with your own outdoor space, then check out our outdoor living design guidebook. It has loads of information and tips  to help you create your ideal space. Get your complimentary copy here

Week 5 One Room Challenge – Indonesian Outdoor Furniture


For other garden inspiration, check out my Youtube Garden Playlist here. Have you checked out the amazing projects occurring across the One Room Challenge.  If you haven’t, heres the link (another thing you can thank me for). I’m definitely loving watching the progress, and enjoying all the spaces take shape.

Want sone help designing your outdoor space? Contact us  to set up a complimentary Design Call so we can  assess  your needs and how we can help you.

Speak soon.

Chantelle x

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Clarke and Co is a boutique Interior Design company based both in Bali, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australia. We serve local and global residential clients, short term rental hosts and commercial clients through face to face and virtual services. Our aesthetic is influenced by a sense of adventure, travel, nature and culture resulting in vibrant, energetic and bold designs. We work with clients in interpreting their unique stories of who they are, their passions, history and culture into creative designs. We excel in using the power of storytelling to create evocative narratives that are emotive, adventurous and soulful.

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