Posts tagged outdoor living
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE PEPPA HART OFFICE

Call it a stroke of genius or a moment of madness, Sophie decided to bring the Peppa Hart office under the roof of her Mediterranean Farmhouse to mix her busy business with raising her babes. Soph hated wasting time commuting to and from work, so this space is literally 10 steps from her master suite but all completely seperate…. Soph loves the idea of spending max time with her kids before she starts her work day and as soon as she clocks off in the evening she is straight into mum mode. The office is located upstairs away from the busy household downstairs, when kids and hubby are home the office can work in peace.

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EPISODE FIVE NOW LIVE

Hey gang, it's that time of the week again! Episode 5 is now LIVE!

Life's busy for the Bell family with two young babes, so their mantra is

"if you can't go to the party, bring the party to you!". And that we did!

We think you're going to love the white-on-white pool and sundeck, over-sized daybed, swinging bar chair... and wait, did somebody say pizza oven?!

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HOW TO AVOID A VERY COMMON MISTAKE

A gorgeous garden can totally be the cherry on the top of your dream home renovation. Done well, landscaping has the ability to transform the street appeal of your house and make it feel like a home you’ll never want to leave. BUT, did you know that the biggest mistake we see when it comes to home renos lies in the garden.

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5 GREAT WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EXTERIOR ON A BUDGET

New Year, new reno project on the cards? If that's a big, fat ‘NO’, because of the dreaded 'B' word… don’t despair, we get it! #budgetblues We’ve got some great tips and tricks for sprucing up your home’s exterior, on a budget.

Right from our early days of flipping houses, we’ve been big believers in the mantra that ‘street appeal is King’. A fancy facade goes a long way towards luring potential buyers into a flip house and is sure to put a smile on your dial at your own place too! #homesweethome So, don’t let go of your ultimate reno dream, but in the meantime, here are some budget friendly ways to satiate your reno appetite:

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HOW TO MIX YOUR MATERIALS

Lana may have likened my outdoor area to being “whiter than a blizzard at Thredbo” in its early stages. But believe me, there was method in my monochrome madness!  I just hadn’t finished yet!

It’s possible to create an all-white area, without it looking like a total white-out. The key is in mixing up the materials that you choose but keeping them all within the same colour tone. Start introducing different colours and your area risks looking like Nana’s patchwork quilt!

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THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING AREA

My family and I pretty much live to entertain. We can think of nothing better than filling our new dream home with family and friends - eating, drinking, chatting #makingmemories. And what better place to do it than in the ultimate outdoor entertaining area!

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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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MY POOL CHANGED MY LIFE

There are two types of people in this world – those who drink coffee and those who don’t; those who have kids and those who don’t; those who love cats and those who don’t; those who think Ryan Gosling is perfection and... well there’s no alternative view on that one. And finally there are those who have a pool and those who don’t. I’d never had a pool... until about 12 months ago that is.

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