A Place Called HomeKids, Sydney

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Photo of a kids' room in Sydney. —  Houzz
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kate Burt added this to 24 Ideas to Make Your Garden Fun for Children of Any Age14 June 2020

22. Glamping. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Mr Jason Grant

Janet Dunn added this to Your Summer Bedroom: How to Keep Your Cool on Steamy Nights1 October 2016

Be a kid againDo you have childhood memories of being allowed to sleep outside on hot summer nights? A tent, a torch and a bag of midnight snacks, tucked up under a tree in the garden, was a treat for me and my siblings, and I feel quite nostalgic for those cool nocturnal adventures, snug behind a mozzie net within a reassuring ‘cooee’ of our parents. Recreate a childhood ‘camping-out’ occasion in the garden, a screened verandah, or on a deck or balcony.

Jenny Drew added this to Make Playtime All the Time at Home2 August 2016

Build a fortImaginary worlds are created by the simple act of putting an umbrella or tent up. Underneath them, we can turn into pirates, fairies, superheroes … or even just a sleeping giant.

Deirdre Avenell added this to What to Do on Boxing Day16 December 2015

3. Go glamping Camp out in the comfort of your own backyard. It’s fun, free and easy as leftover pie!4. Play hide and seekAs an added way to keep the kids entertained, grab a spot out of doors, watch them run off and start counting.

Natasha Saroca added this to Fun Activities to Do With Your Family This (and Every Other) Week7 May 2015

Camp out in your backyardCamping in your backyard has its perks. While it may not deliver a true, roughing-it-in-wilderness camping experience, you and your family will still be able to sleep under the stars, toast marshmallows and enjoy all those other popular camping pastimes, but without the hassle of travelling to a campsite, or having to live without common creature comforts, like an indoor toilet, hot shower and stocked-up fridge.More: Gone Camping: 10 Irresistible Tented Havens for Kids

Jenny Drew added this to 30 Sights to Make You Proud to Be an Australian21 January 2015

This backyard. But we’ll fight the kids for it…

Liz Durnan added this to Cool Bunting (Not Just for Baby!)21 January 2015

Or for a more subtle and sweet look, go for softly-coloured bunting and match the tone with another fabric you’re using.

Joanna Tovia added this to Get Your House (and Family) Ready for a Summer Outing8 January 2015

Have outings at homeAn outing doesn’t have to involve driving. It can be as simple as heading outdoors for the morning or afternoon. When the whole family’s onboard, and there’s shade, comfort and good food (not to mention a game of cricket or soccer to look forward to), your kids are likely to remember this over other more expensive and logistically challenging outings and even holidays away.

Jenny Drew added this to Book Review: 'A Place Called Home' by Mr Jason Grant2 July 2014

TRICK 7: Use your imaginationFinally, and on a very comforting note, Grant reveals you don’t need the big bucks to create a home of your dreams.“You are only limited by your own imagination – dream big and decorate with what you love” he tells Houzz. And his book follows suit, ending on this note that had us running for our front doorsteps… “Live every day like you’re on holiday. Use a beach towel instead of a bath towel and drink from a fancy cup. Create your own resort even if it’s just in your mind. Shop smart, use what you’ve got, decorate with things you love to create a happy home – a place to call your own.”A Place Called Home: Creating Beautiful Spaces to Call Your Own by Mr Jason Grant (published by Hardie Grant) is now available online and in book stores nationally.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Sharon Lythgoe added this to Sharon's Ideas30 June 2020

The natural use of materials and natural organic feel of the garden

Elizabeth Christian added this to Children's garden ideas14 June 2020

another simple tree house more our garden style - when time to be creative and not working on essential tasks!

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