Paddo is STILL a building site however i refused to move the removalists for the 3rd time so on Thursday we finally moved in..well sort of..we unloaded our furniture/junk that had been in storage for 13 months; no breakages thankfully; however the white couches and one rug was looking a little worse for wear;(..the usual hiccups of appliances not fitting in the customised joinery was also experienced!!
Against the recommendation of our builder the art work went up and one rug went down (which was actually too big for the room!) all in all it’s starting to look more like a house than a building site yet the renovation regrets are still plaguing on my mind regularly!..is this normal??!
I am officially addicted to instagram so posted a few shots last week..here are a few more;) Totally open to criticism/tips so let me know what you think..so far..;)
Passed my time at our neighbour/bff’s house lusting after every page of her new book ‘Shangri La’ it documents Doris Duke’s home in Honolulu which is a Islamic, Moroccan, Indian fusion of architecture; every page is divine and you can actually visit the home in Hawaii – on the list!!
As you can see from the state of the kitchen – still very much a building site!
The bedheads arrived! I used China Seas fabrics which i bought in NY; Justin Puddick in Bronte did them up for me as and usual did an amazing job;)
We finally have a balustrade on our side balcony – pretty happy with it!
Grace movers were amazing…
As you can see front of house still needs to be painted but at least we have a light!
Our reverse cycle air con is in- particularly loving these bronze grates – is that what they are called or spelt?
The sitting room before the furniture arrived – the coconut tusk light is up!
Our master bedroom awaiting the actual beds to arrive! I got the Oak bedside tables from Exhibit Furniture in the PYD building Waterloo- they were so lovely to deal with
We will have these Enoki pendant lights as our bedside lights which i bought from Les Interieurs in Newport – just heard they are opening in Glenmore Rd Paddington – whoo hooo! That is my gorgeous neighbour Christiana who is an interior designer – has come in very handy over the entire course of our renovation!
Our X leg breakfast table made from recycled timber which we had custom made through Beachwood in Avalon
Our ensuite bathroom almost finished – me in moving clothes!
Our finished walk in robe – the hanging space was backed with Philip Jeffries grasscloth which i also bought in NY at a fraction of the RRP here;) The wooden egg cup stool is from Mark Tuckey Newport (this is going in our living room)
Kids bathroom finished;)
A better photo of the basins and recycled timber benches (used to be rail sleepers) in our ensuite bathroom
Attic bathroom finished..just realising we may have gone a little heavy on the mirrors!?
A close up of the girl’s bed heads; had it piped with blue and the tops and sides in a white linen
The Chistopher Farr ‘Brissa’ Palm Print upholstered wardrobe seat in the the girls room – i think this maybe my favourite feature of the whole house – just looovvvee this print!
Art work is up including my divine cobalt blue mini Ju Ju from gorgeous Lou’s Table Tonic in Avalon
A close up;)
The vintage turquoise patchwork rug from Loom in Melbourne is down – is a little large for this room so will have to get a row taken off it – the beauty of patchwork rugs!
The dining room – Oval Tulip table with vintage Thonet Bentwood chairs; the reupholstered (ex vomit) blue chesterfield couch ended up in here (was intended for the sitting room!) we kind of liked the idea of a couch in the dining room;)?? The gorgeous painting in Pennies from Heaven by George Raftopoulos
Taken from the blue couch – my beloved moths by Allyson Reynolds (inspired/copied from Anna Spiro); the bronze cage light is from Manyara Home in Newport; curtains still to go up…
Again taken from the blue couch in the dining room..my feet up absolutely exhausted after a full day of unpacking..the sitting room slowly coming together..
Thank god for i pads….;)