CHEAT SHEET

Who lives here: Designer Marika Järv; her partner, Matt; and their daughters, Avie, 3; and Jaia, 4 months.

Style of home: A 1960s two-bedroom beach cottage recently renovated and extended. The new, decked outdoor pavilion makes the most of the warm weather and acts as a link between the kitchen, bathroom and living areas and the master bedroom suite.