HAVEN PUBLISHER, KEELEY: Beachfront, lots of windows, a big kitchen with island bench, a huge living area that overflows outdoors to a big deck, swimming pool, a patch of grass and cosy fire pit for winter.

HAVEN DESIGNER, EMMA: Well, having just purchased my first ever home on my own, I am looking forward to renovating it with lots of white spaces, timber and concrete… BUT if we are talking ‘dream’ home then I’ll take a beach house with access to my own private beach!

HAVEN DIGITAL GURU, BEC: We’ve recently purchased our first home, which was a dream come true! Design elements are important to me; concrete and Scandi touches, but also mixed in with that mid-century Palm Springs feeling (hello cacti!). White breeze blocks around a lush pool area (hello more cacti!), surprising architectural outside nooks, lots of lush green grass and a gelato shop nearby!

HAVEN EDITOR, BEL: It’s got a massive comfy lounge and a big back deck. It’s filled with physical memories of our best family adventures and lots of plants. It’s a place where the kids can roam and swim and grow veggies and get close to nature. And I’ve just realised it’s probably where we live now.



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