Solve two outdoor problems -- a lack of seating and of storage -- at once. Rebecca transformed three wooden chests with paint and custom cushions (made of waterproof foam and fabric). (Martha Stewart Living)
The entrance hall through to the extended kitchen reception room features reclaimed French wooden flooring, the fully integrated kitchen with polished concrete worktops is open plan to the living area which leads on to the lovely decked garden through bespoke bi-fold doors.
Also called dwarf monkey grass, dwarf mondo grass can retain its lush green color even under drought conditions. It's pest resistant and only needs to be mowed once a year. They plants are slow growers, so it may take a while for them to fill out.