Posts tagged living room
HOW TO STYLE YOUR LOUNGE ROOM FROM TOP TO TOE WITH FREEDOM

Do you have Champagne taste on a prosecco budget? #ustoo 

We hear you, gang! Sometimes when we’re renovating it seems like there’s a constanbattle against the budget, but when it comes to styling your home you don’t need to fret. 

We’re big fans of freedom for furnishings because they’ve got a huge range of gorgeous products that won’t break the bank. 

Watch how Bonnie styled the lounge in House 9, from sofas to sideboards, console tables, rugs and ba-zillions of cushions, we found it all at freedom.

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SHOP THE LOOK: MY "NORTHERN BEACHES COLLECTIVE"

I’ve always had a soft spot for the coast. Some of my fondest memories are of family holidays spent at the beach. And there’s no denying that those times had a big impact on my inspiration for my dream home. Even way back then I remember looking at all the big, white, coastal homes and thinking they were so beautiful. My dream home was always going to be white weatherboard, with palm trees, water glimpses and casual furnishings with pops of luxe.

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MY TOP TIPS FOR CREATING AN ADULTS RETREAT

Guys, it’s this simple... ditch the TV and the kids will be out of your Adults’ Retreat faster than I chug down my first coffee of the day. Believe me, you’ll have the room to yourselves in no time! #funnybuttrue

The only problem in my house is that my husband’s not that sold on the no TV idea either. And without him, the ‘Nathan and Bonnie room’ becomes just the ‘Bonnie room’, and where’s the fun in that? Actually, don’t answer that – sounds like plenty fun to me 😉What’s he not getting about that amazing Spanish Door print (link) where the TV ‘should’ be? And what about all the D&Ms we could have lying back on those dreamy sofas sans TV blaring… #notgonnahappen

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HOW WE TACKLED OUR BIGGEST STYLING CHALLENGE TO DATE

The living space/media room on the middle level was a tough nut to crack from a styling perspective. We chose the gorgeous teal couch (from BoConcept) very early in the reno and knew it was going to pack a punch in that room. What we didn't realise was how difficult it was going to be to add all the other pieces around it without overloading the room with too many things to look at.

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