About Me

My photo
After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let's focus on the positive

These are the Bocci lights that will be going above one end of our kitchen bench.

I can't wait to see them installed. They are beautiful lights.
If I was rich I would have had them above the dining table too.

I need to try and focus on the positives today.

Remember the cascade grey tiles I've been waiting for for about 3 months?
Today the last 8 were hand delivered by the sales rep.
4 of them were cascade grey (see right), 
and 4 of them were something completely different (see left)

Can YOU spot the difference?????

I mean... come ON!! You cannot be serious!!
Do I LOOK like an idiot???
The tiler thought I handled it very 'calmly',

BUT if 4 of the correct tiles aren't delivered in the next hour......
Trust me... there'll be nothing calm about me!!!

The cabinet makers also like to take their time with our houses
....and they also like to put doors on back to front!

The cupboards on the right are correct,
the pull down cupboards along the middle 
have been put on the wrong way.

It's taken us about 5 months to get these ones,
so I wonder how long it will take to get the replacements?

Don't get me started...
A. says he's built this house 2 or 3 times over.
I believe him now.

I'm supposed to be packing but my phone keeps ringing!!

I hope you'e having better luck today than I am :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Benchtops, Landscaping and Curtains

Hi Everyone!
Phew........ what a whirlwind.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. 
It's been insanely busy but we're getting through it.

We are moving in 2 weeks 
however not a lot of packing has been done as I've been working at the office every day.

The kids have gone to Sydney with mum and dad 
so we let our hair down on the weekend and went to a few outings
(did we ever!)

I'm sure you'll notice a few new things in this post....

We have landscaping
 ...and grass (thanks for your help Dad!)

Who said we didn't have a backyard?
 We also have pool coping which looks fantastic!
Remember this was my first 'definite' when I chose the tiles
and they go perfectly with the rock wall don't you think?
They are an Italian Porcelain
 There are 2 pool gates
 These are the side fins which you haven't seen yet.
They let the morning sun in and give us a little privacy.
 The Curtains were installed and they look beautiful.
They are a similar colour to the ones in the Sugarcube 
& change colour in different light (I think these ones are even nicer though). 
The linen in them makes them look a little imperfect 
(you know I love organic finishes).

The installer asked me why I didn't want automated curtains and blinds
and I said, "because I like to keep it real" :)
If I can't open and close my own curtains, there's something wrong.
The kitchen bench top went in too!
We've used 'Oyster' Caesar Stone again. 
I like it because it looks like Concrete (but is easier to maintain)
We also used it for the living area.
There's still timber veneer to go on all of these cupboards
and you can see the cut-out for the fireplace.
(the cabinetry has been soooo slow...
our clients' cabinetry always gets done in time but ours is always late.
I'm done with that, let me tell you!!)
 This is our sideboard (with 'Zeus' high-gloss 2 pac and Pietra Grey Marble bench
with a Shark nose edge (we wanted to bring some angles in from outside)
 We are looking for a nice big mirror to go above it... 

 The laundry bench is 'Walnut' Caesar Stone
and so is the bench top in our ensuite
The timber veneer is also called 'Walnut', and I really like it.

and here's the first coat of our 'Zeus' bedroom wall.
'Zeus' is the new black (I know... I'm a bit obsessed aren't I)

I know this is an epic post, but I've had so many people asking me for updates.
It's a nice excuse to get out of packing too :)

I hope you're all well.

Please leave your comments below... I LOVE reading them.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hello Lovelies!
Apologies for my lack of posts, pictures & updates.
It's ironic isn't it... 
when you have much to write about you have no time to write about it!

I'm going to the house tomorrow to meet the curtain installers,
so I promise I will take some photos for you and get you back up to speed.

I hope you're all well.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The fins went on the front of the house today!
If you despise modernism, look away now...

The cabinet maker says that they remind him of ET!?
We enjoy confusing people :)

On a softer note, we are considering plant options.
I'd love a Singapore Frangipani at the front entrance.
I've started looking for one online.
That's how we found our Pandanas Tree
She's been there since before the slab.
I love anything tropical,
Big leaves, no to low maintenance

I think these Xanadu Philodendrons 
will go nicely between the driveway and the entrance

 I also love Ivy and Vertical Gardens and big pots

I love this courtyard!
Terracotta Pots.... who would've thought?

 We have a courtyard beside the dining area
and it will be my mission to fill it with Plants!

You know how much I love The Ivy in Sydney!

 When the turf goes down and the plants go in
the unfinished house looks complete!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...