Jono Fleming On The Ultimate Outdoor Room (+ WIN A Kun Design Outdoor Bar Cart!)

As the year draws to a close (and what a year its been!) we’re finding ourselves drawn to the great outdoors more than ever before. From pop-up parklets (re-purposed parking bays) sprinkled across Melbourne’s main streets, to festive garden parties, and of course the ever-enticing backdrop of Australia’s sparkling coastline calling us to escape the city… if there was EVER a time to relish an outdoor lifestyle, this is it.

For Sydney stylist Jono Fleming, pulling together the ultimate outdoor room at home isn’t complicated. According to Jono, furnishing and styling an outdoor space is simply about treating your garden (or balcony, or courtyard) just like any other room in your house.

‘The first thing I think about for an outdoor space is how I’m going to use it, and what kind of feeling I want when I’m in the space’ Jono says. ‘Whether you’ve got a large backyard

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A Fashion Designer Couple’s Freshly Updated California Bungalow

Since Andy Paltos bought this Brunswick property five years ago, the California bungalow has been re-stumped, the garden has been landscaped, and original features of the interior restored.

Andy is the co-founder and designer of Rolla’s Jeans, and he lives here with his fiancé Kasia Zachwieja, founder and designer of Me Full Stop. Together they’ve created a relaxed haven in keeping with the house’s architectural origins. 

Tying the entire home together is a backdrop of crisp white paint, applied indoors and out. There’s even one entirely white room (floor, walls, ceiling!), used mainly as a meditation space. ‘We painted the back room wooden floorboards white,’ says Andy. ‘We loved the idea of having one room entirely white – somewhere nice for some shut-eye or meditation. The room has a really nice feel to it.’ 

The biggest challenge experienced in updating this home has been establishing the garden, with

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