A STYLIST CALLS

Su­per Stylist Jackie breathes colour and vi­tal­ity into a ne­glected out­door space in beachy Bronte, Syd­ney.

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Spend­ing just over $1000 on furniture and ac­ces­sories, Su­per Stylist Jackie trans­forms a drab, ne­glected pool area.

MARY AND BEN WESTALL loved us­ing their pool area in the sum­mer months with their two chil­dren Emily, 16, and Tom, 14. How­ever, due to its small size and en­croach­ing bal­cony posts, Mary found it a dif­fi­cult space to work with. “It was bland, lack­ing in green­ery and dom­i­nated by the ex­ist­ing table and chairs,” Mary says. So the cou­ple were keen to add some much-needed colour and life.

The ver­dict

Su­per Stylist Jackie stepped in and re­placed the table, added some lush plants and in­tro­duced a firepit for cooler evenings. “We’re re­ally happy with the re­sults and are look­ing for­ward to util­is­ing the space dur­ing the mild au­tumn days and evenings,” Mary says. “My favourite ad­di­tions are the chairs and fire pit – a great spot to re­lax with a book – and we par­tic­u­larly love the warmth of the table.”

“We love spend­ing time down here as a fam­ily – of­ten hav­ing our break­fast or din­ner by the pool in sum­mer.”

HOT POT

3 x North­cote Pot­tery “Precinct Lite” ter­razzo troughs in Black (60cm x 24cm x 30cm), $54.98 each, from Bun­nings.

Drab and tired

The en­ter­tain­ing area served a pur­pose, but it wasn’t very invit­ing.

CHILL TIME

2 x Replica Aca­pulco chairs, $20 each, from Kmart.

TROP­I­CAL TASTE 6 x Golden Cane palms, $21.97 each, from Bun­nings.

COASTAL COOL Can­teen 12-piece din­ner set in Blue, $45, from Tar­get.

Aca­pulco chairs are per­fect for en­joy­ing after-din­ner drinks or pool­side loung­ing.

Pool party Mary and Ben now have a lit­tle oa­sis where they can en­ter­tain friends and fam­ily in style.

GATHER ’ROUND North­cote Pot­tery “Glow In­can Clay” fire pit, $89, from Bun­nings.

CUSHY SPOT 6 x Mi­mosa zigzag cush­ions (45cm), $19.98 each, from Bun­nings.

TOP TABLE

3-piece wooden table & bench set, $199, from Kmart.

SO SHADY Långhol­men para­sol with Lökö base, $189, from Ikea.

ACE AC­CENT 6 x Pannå place­mats in Turquoise, $3.99 each, from Ikea.

Hit re­fresh

Blue table­ware and place­mats add a vi­brant coastal vibe.

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