We had a catch up with our architect this week to go over the first concept for our renovation. It was great to go over the plans with him in more detail and understand why he had included some features.
The first concept for our renovation came through over the weekend. We were so excited to see the designs and be able to ‘walk through’ the building with the Graphisoft viewer. Our initial reaction to the first concepts was ‘wow’, we can’t wait to get started on this renovation.
It’s time to let go of some of the pink in Audrey’s bedroom and update it slightly. Plus, she needs more book storage (it’s like a library in there!) and I’ve found a few cute things I’m desperate to buy.
I’m not a ‘Mummy blogger’ (except that I am a Mum & I have a blog, but you know what I mean) nor am I a ‘Food blogger’ (except that I love food!) so this isn’t going to be a beautifully styled food post or a hilarious take on traveling with 2 kids. It is just a few of my fav recipes and some things I’ve done to try and save my sanity on our road trip up the coast of NSW.
The bathroom section of our brief to the architect includes: natural light, minimum 3.5x.4.5m and plenty of storage. I really love the layout of our current bathroom, with the wet room behind the vanity. It gives the allusion of a bigger bathroom and means we don’t have a shower screen to clean! Continue reading My 5 fav Instagram bathrooms
It’s our 8 year wedding anniversary soon and I’ve got to admit I’ve been pretty rubbish on the gift front for the last 7 years so I need to up the anti this year. A quick google search told me the gift themes for 8 years are Pottery/Bronze for a traditional gift or Linens/Lace for a modern take. wow! I thought this was going to be hard, then I looked at the themes for 9 years – what the freak do you get when the theme is ‘willow’??! I guess I’ll have to figure that out next year. Continue reading 8 year wedding anniversary
A friend of mine recently told me she had purchased a whole Fantastic furniture home starter package. I was instantly mortified, what on earth she could be thinking?! Then she explained it was for a unit they’re trying to sell. The property is quiet small and she thought this was a perfect way to show how to use the space. Continue reading Staging a home for sale
I’ve got a few kitchen mood boards on the go at the moment. I’m calling this one Dark Scandi (totally creative!).
While whole scandi look of just white and timber really appeal to me, I can’t help but add a little colour even if it is just grey (with pops of gold).
It may sounds like it’s obvious, but the kitchen splashback makes a huge difference to the look/feel of the whole kitchen. Choosing the splashback is one of the hardest decisions for the kitchen though. There are so many gorgeous options out there and it really defines the whole space. Continue reading Kitchen splashback choices
I’m still changing my mind daily about the kitchen (dark, dual tone, scandi/white) but I do think we will go with an Ikea kitchen. Not only because I am still obsessed with how easy the kitchen planner is to use but because with a few simple hacks you’ll never know where the cupboards came from and if there is one things Ikea do well (there are heaps of things but this is the main one!) it’s storage! Continue reading Ikea Kitchen Hack #1 – Handles