Posts tagged lounge 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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LANA'S FAVE ROOM: BONNIE'S ADULT'S RETREAT

So, we were chatting the other day and Bonnie went and dropped the BIG question. What’s my favourite room in her dream home? That’s a pretty tough one… like who’s your favourite child or what’s your favourite meal. Ask me next week and I’m sure my answer will be different to today! Hang on, make it pizza, cold pizza… even it’s bad it’s good.

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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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SUPERSTYLIN' THE MOST USED ROOM IN OUR HOUSE

The main living room is always going to be the most used room in our house. It’s a gorgeous open space, surrounded by so much natural light. Yeah, so much that my Mum insists on wearing her sunglasses while she relaxes on the lounge. 

I wanted this room to be totally casual and inviting, but totally chic.  Think relaxed but luxe… that’s a thing, right? Let’s call it ‘re-luxe’… sounds a bit like reflux. Urgh, no. But you get what I mean! This room needs to be comfy enough to relax in but durable enough for boys of all sizes to throw themselves on the lounge, put their feet up and relax while we watch a movie.

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EPISODE FIVE NOW LIVE

How do you create a coastal lifestyle when you're nowhere near the coast? 

Rule #1 - create water views ... from every room 
Rule #2 - strategically place palm trees ... like they were chess pieces
Rule #3 - hang a floating day bed .... for that Mrs-Sippy-Bali-Vibe
Rule #4 - create a white-out .... to rival a blizzard at Thredbo 
Rule #5 - make sure there's enough seating ... for 200 people

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EPISODE FIVE | MUD ROOM, HALLWAY + LIVING

This week's episode reveals one of my FAVE rooms in the house... my URBAN MUD ROOM!  Positioned right inside the front door this room had to be all about first impressions. We had to create that Santorini-vibe from the moment you walked through the front door... BUT it also needed to be super functional to accommodate all the shoes, school bags and sandy feet. 

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