Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Indoor Progress Report

Much like the Outdoor one, It's all been happening Indoors too!

04/10/2012 Our blinds have all arrived and Rick has had the big job of installing them all - quite a mission - but was to be expected, noggins people noggins, get LOTS of noggins! that's all I can say! I am really happy with the quality of all the blinds and happy with our choices. The only one I might have changed is our bedroom, I chose a mocha colour timber venetian for the front facing windows with blockout Roman blinds over the top - it doesn't look bad but I think it would look better with one or the other rather than both. There is 2 reasons to my madness of two blinds. 1st : with the tinted windows at the front I thought it would look a bit weird looking up from the street with white background of the blockout, so chose the mocha venetian to keep the dark colouring. I also like venetians because you can have them open in summer and let the air through but still have some privacy. 2nd. being a shift worker I need really good block outs to keep the room dark as possible. Our new bed has been on back order but is due in hopefully next week, I will post pics of the bedroom blinds when we furnish the main bedroom properly. I spent hours and hours researching blinds etc, so I will do a separate post with my findings, websites, colours, pro's and cons etc. separately.

***Edit 31/10/12***: I have just found out when questioned about updates that due to the volume of pics, this blog post does not display in full and only the powder room pictures show up unless you click the little "Read More" option at the bottom and you will then see the ones for the rest of the house, I had also accidentally entered a jump break in the post which probably caused this.

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 Powder room downstairs with wrap around mirrors. (I have since purchased a "prettier" toilet roll holder).










Little mirror for me coz I'm a shorty
We bought this little fella in Thailand, he is carved from soap











The office is just after you walk in through the entry hall, we bought the chair at Far Pavillion to use to take our shoes on and off - our shoes are all kept in the mirrored "wardrobe" opposite. The blind is called Yoko Salt light filtering Roman, it is perfect! when it is down it is still very light but no glare on the computer screen.


close up of the Roman blind "Yoko" Salt.





Entry way - the venetian is called a Plantation blind - it has wider slats than a standard venetian - I used these throughout a few areas of the house, they were more expensive than standard venetians but less than Plantation shutters - and less chance of disaster if I got the measurements wrong on a plantation shutter at $500 per shutter!



Unfortunately I can't post a full pic of the feature light as my phone just doesn't do it any justice - it makes the walls look yellow and the light look like a bulb of brightness. I will get around to taking a pic with the proper camera soon, but here is a teaser :-)

Guest bedroom
Kitchen - what a mission unpacking! 

In hindsight we should have put the fridge on the opposite side of the pantry so you see the fridge door instead of straight in the pantry, but hindsight when building is a wonderful thing!


Because there are so many big windows in the living area it was a big decision what blinds to get. We chose a sunscreen roller blind inside mount so we can leave them open during the day and no-one can see in and to let the light in, and a "Willandra" blockout outside mount with an aluminium pelmet, I really liked these they give it a more finished look in my opinion than just seeing the roller at the top. I purchased them from: iseekblinds.com.au
Willandra Blockout close up - they are a natural type fabric with a textured finish and really lovely

If we are having a party or something we put the cat scratching post in the garage but I figured for an everyday photo you wont mind :-)


I wish my phone didn't make the walls look lemon colour! They're not trust me!


 




Loving our new lounge - the head rests lift up and the cushions pull out so there is effectively a chaise on 5 seats. 

21 comments:

  1. Looks amazing guys. You have done an amazing job styling the home. Hindsight is a great thing, but trust me only you will notice. Guests will not see a thing. Great job.

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  2. Everything looks great! Thanks for keeping us updated. It's nice to see posts beyond the move-in and it helps me with making the epic decision on blinds...

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    1. It certainly is an epic decision! I think I lost a bucket load of hair over it!

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  3. P.S. I have major stair-envy... :)

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    1. Lol, thanks! they were a mission but worth it!

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  4. I love it Mel. Everything looks so homely already, yet sophisticated! Was so excited to see some updates from you, wondered how you guys were doing. Outdoors looks great too, you've got me inspired!

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  5. Looks fabulous Mel!!!! Wow, amazing finish guys :))

    Thil & Clay

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    1. Thanks guys, you must be getting close now?

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  6. I love your pendants in your kitchen, please share with me where they are from!? Looks fantastic with the colour selection!

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    1. Thanks! I purchased the kitchen pendants from here: http://www.wayfair.com.au/Lighting-C7755.html They were really good, quick shipping and easy transaction and they are great!

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  7. Looks fantastic! The stair case is amazing and makes me wish we could have upgraded for it! Love your pendants too. Well done, everything is looking fantastic.

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  8. the info on this blog has been really useful. we are looking at maybe building the cedar as well. can you get in touch with me regarding pricing for this house. you can get me on

    alvin@bridgewaterafs.com.au

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  9. Hi Mel,

    Just wondering if you have a white vent for the dishwasher anywhere on your island bench. We have just noticed that they have put it on the side facing the bar stools which looks horrendous against the dark brown laminate!!!!!!

    Thanks, Thil

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    1. Hi Thil, nope we don't have one for the dishwasher, but we do have one on the outside of the powder room, which is in the dining room which looks weird, but I figured there wasn't much we could do about it, I don't remember seeing it on the plans :-(

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    2. Hi Thil, nope we don't have one for the dishwasher, but we do have one on the outside of the powder room, which is in the dining room which looks weird, but I figured there wasn't much we could do about it, I don't remember seeing it on the plans :-(

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  10. You have a great taste on design, i love the chair near on your computer set. hervey bay property sales

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  11. Hi, I have just come across your blog - and love love your house. We are in the process of building - kitchen goes in this week but I am stuck on splashback and pendant lights. I love your splashback - can I ask what colour it is (I know you didn't like it to start with but it looks so clean and bright!) also do your pendant lights let out much light? I love them but am scared our kitchen might not end up bright enough? Thanks for sharing your blog with us!

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  12. Amazing work. We would normally contact The Builders SW, Torquay Building Contractors for our construction work but might just try to do it ourselves in the light of your success!

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  13. Hi,Love your house.It has come out so well.We r in the process of building.Can i know few things.colour of living room tile and bathroom tile colour.Really appreciate.Thanks sri

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