Garden & Home Update

Some weeks ago, I wrote about how our garden is yet to be done, if you missed that post, click here. Well, we are working on it now, so crossing my fingers and toes, by next summer, our garden should be summer-ready. Yayyy, bring on summer 2016, I really can’t wait.

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Garden aside, there is still a lot of home improvements to be done. When we moved into this house 2 years ago, it looked like we had more than enough space compared to our previous flat, but as soon as Naomi and Nathan came along, we ran out of space almost immediately. They came and took over our lives and closets. There is no space for anything else now.

At the moment, we need a wall to wall wardrobe to house all the many clothes, shoes, bags and other accessories we have as our current long-suffering wardrobe is struggling to keep up with us. However, we currently have no space for a wall to wall wardrobe in our home. We will have to wait until the kids grow out of their cot beds and into loft beds, then we will have some more space. I am really looking forward to that.

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While doing some online shopping (my next best thing after blogging). I came across the bedroom furniture leading brand – Room to Grow and I was so impressed with the room furnitures, loft beds and bedroom accessories on offer. Room to Grow offer a great selection of children’s loft beds, which are great for maximizing small spaces, as they can be transformed easily into a work area, a cosy sitting area or even a storage area. As we are out of space already, the loft beds will be a life saver soon.

Here are three of my favourites bedroom looks from Room to Grow:

Parisot Uber Bed

Pink Bedroom

I love the touch of pink here. This is so girly and pretty. Perfect for a little girl.

Kids Avenue – High Tek Bed

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I love the colour combination here. This is so modern and sophisticated. Love it.

Solitare Ultimate Study Bed

Solitare Loft Bed

I love the white and red going on here. Minimal and chic.

I am looking forward to having some space back. I have a lot of designs in my head already.

What do you think of these designs?  How do you maximise your home space with kids? Sound off in the comment section pls.

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Garden Inspirations

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Picture Source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura/Homify

So 2 years after moving into our current house, our back garden is yet to be sorted. We have not had the time or the resources to sort it out and it is becoming a bit of a nuisance really. Designing a garden is an expensive project so the funds will have to be in place for that to happen. At the moment, our garden is just an empty lawn but I wish it looked similar to the picture above, that will make my outfit pictures look so good.

Currently,  I take 98% of my outfit pictures right outside my house, which isn’t ideal but I am lazy like that. I know many fashion bloggers go about scouting for the perfect location for their outfit pictures but I just can’t be bothered to go out of my way to take a picture. I understand the background matters when it comes to an outfit picture but most of time, I just find myself right outside my house, taking a picture.

Taking outfit pictures right outside my house is super awkward though. I always have passersby offer to take a picture of both of us together (myself and DH – the cameraman), and the confused look on their faces when we explain why we won’t be needing a picture together just makes it a lot more awkward. They usually don’t get it when I say I am a fashion blogger and we won’t need a picture together. So having a beautiful garden to snap some outfit pictures when I don’t feel like explaining to the whole world why my DH is taking pictures of me will be nice.

I have been busy browsing some beautiful garden design ideas and I am so inspired right now. I know exactly what I want; I want a beautiful and functional garden with a patio, filled up with flowers, with a clear design and layout.

These garden beauties below have inspired me and got my creative juices flowing:

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Picture Source: Barnes Walker Ltd/Homify

This pool and water wall garden looks heavenly. It is a bit over the top for our middle size garden, and it will cost a small fortune to maintain but it is a beauty to behold. This will look magical at night.

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Picture Source: The Lady Builder/Homify

This is a stylish, modern yet practical garden. The beauty is in the simplicity.

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Picture Source: Solardome Industries Ltd

This contemporary garden is my ideal garden; beautiful and functional. It is perfect for my growing family and blog. I can see us snapping some cool outfit pictures in this garden already.

What do you think? Which design is your favourite?

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