2.8.15

Needs. Wants. A fine line.

Well, I've been trying to walk that thin line for a few months and, oops!
  I kinda crossed it a few times....

I've pre-ordered three of these stools (not available till Nov / Dec unfortunately) for the lower deck area to sit up against the bar. Whilst they're not modern nor made for outside, they are the right height, are pretty 'classic' style wise, will be undercover and should add some textural warmth to the pool area. I've been looking for the 'perfect' stool for this spot for two years and I loved these as soon as I saw them. The rattan will hopefully withstand wet-tog-bottoms too!

This large Juju purchase was definitely a wee bit naughty. I have a white one that I was planning to hang in the lounge but this rare-coloured black / blue had me smitten. Not sure where I'll hang her, I've definitely got multiple spots it would look stunning


I've just collected my Ian Baguskas print 'Waiting', from the framers. I love its subtle colours but am kicking myself that I hesitated and missed out on one of the larger-sized releases.


Added a 'Botanical' motif plate to my Spode Blue Room collection of dinner plates. So pretty!


This Springbok cushion belongs with me. I know, we are going to be very happy together.
It arrived so beautifully wrapped that I felt like I'd received a present. (Don't think hubby will feel the same way when he sees the bank statement though) LOL!


HAD to buy these nifty wire baskets in Rose Gold and Black. At $12 each from Kmart you better get your skates on! Have you seen the rest of Kmart's newest homewares range? I wanted just about one of everything!

Can't wait to get more of the house finished so I can actually start decorating with some of my goodies!


x KL

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1.8.15

Year of the house: July Update




So...., here is the latest #YOTH15 update for Sea-Spray #2: 

 JULY
Custom entertainment unit for playroom ordered.
Rendering is now 98% complete!
David painting the rear of the house as I type....


Tiling of two top external decks complete!


 The largest top deck area is waterproofed, screed-ed and sealed ready for tiling Monday.


Bath installed in Main Bedroom en suite
Stone top for WIR dressing table delivered, but still to be installed.


 The custom joinery robe for the Guest bedroom has been ordered.
Obtaining quotations for the lounge room fireplace. Scary. Very, very scary!
 Kitchen and Laundry joiner decided upon. Waiting for 3D drawing before finalising design.
Obtaining quotations for Stone Walling features...

I've also bought a few more decor bits 'n pieces for the house which I'll post soon!

Hooray for progress!!!!!


Renovating? Building? Got some House Projects to complete?
Join in! #YOTH15
(also on instagram of course!) 

Missed the progress? Catch up here: 
February / March
January / February


x KL
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21.7.15

....and in breaking news


 In exciting news, Johanna Griggs and Peter Colquhoun along with the Better Homes & Gardens TV crew, have filmed a segment featuring The Avoca Beach House. My husband was the builder of this award winning home designed by architects Steven Isaacs and Lisa Saville of Architecture Saville Isaacs.


I've posted about this home before HERE, and am very excited about seeing it presented on the programme and hearing what Pete and Joh say about it.

Screen grab from TV Better Homes & Gardens advertising
The segment will be aired on the 7 network 
this Friday, July 24 between 7 - 8:30 pm.


If you watch it, don't forget to let me know what you think!


x KL

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11.7.15

pondering product possibilites....

With progress here gathering pace, I've turned my attention to the joinery proposed for the kitchen, laundry, playroom, office and lounge. In doing so, I stumbled across an impressive new product (well, new to me!) called Maximum. It is a pressed porcelain product available in generous panel sizes which is both light weight and resilient. The range includes finishes resembling wood, concrete and marble in several surface options.


Marmi Calacatta is my favourite in a matt finish. The large sheets are absolutely stunning. There are four print variations and bookend options too ensuring little repeat even when sheeting walls. It is very cost effective compared to real stone and its light weight and practicality make it a very flexible product.


 I'm totally hooked but need to examine further a few concerns such as its suitability as a bench top and possible 'chipability', given it's essentially a 6 mm tile.
Here's some lust worthy in-situ pics from the Maximum website:







 At the very least, I think I've found my kitchen splash back material! 


x KL

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3.7.15

Year of The House: update

Half way through the year, we remain committed to our January pledge to action some major progress at La Hacienda.
And I probably should stop calling it that, as there is nothing remotely Mexican about the house.
When we bought here, the existing house (now demolished) was called Sea-Spray and we kept the house-name sign to restore and re-badge the new build...
 
Sea-Spray #1!

So...., here's the latest #YOTH15 update for Sea-Spray #2: 

 JUNE
 Continued to seek quotations for joinery...
J's bathroom / powder room, shower screen and mirror installed.


 P.C.s fitted to J's bathroom / powder room. Room complete! YAY!
David & I tiled our main bedroom en suite walls. *pats self!*
Custom shaving cabinet and vanity installed to main bedroom en suite.
Main bedroom en suite, Shower screen, niche shelving, W.C door and mirror ordered and installed.


Rendering quotes received and one accepted.
Scaffolding erected to rear of house.


Electrician installed data points throughout house.
Decided on, and ordered carpet. 6-9 week lead time! WTF!?

Cavalier Bremworth Inscape and Verve: in Slate, Carpets
Main bed wardrobe fit out complete. Yippee!!!!

 
Bath installed to Main Bedroom En suite.
Joinery quote received for custom entertainment unit for playroom.
Rendering starts and coat one complete!


Finally found a new tiler!

ON A ROLL......!!!!

Renovating? Building? Got some House Projects to complete?
Join in! #YOTH15
(also on instagram of course!) 

Missed the progress? Catch up here:
February / March
January / February



x KL
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