Sunday, 24 February 2013

You had me at....

isn't it gorgeeeeoooouuuuussss.  I love it and it comes in various colours {turquoise and yellow} and alas a hefty price tag - $180, lets just say its on the wish list {yep the one that won't be getting visited in 2013} but if anyone else would like to splash their cash you can purchase this beautiful piece of work here, in the meantime I'll continue to be a good girl and see if I can get on Santa's good list.

So where are we with regard to the build...?  We are in no mans land.  We have done everything we can to this point and we are now on hold until the Bank decide to join the party.  Don't you just love waiting on the Bank.

In the meantime....

I've been keeping myself busy shopping browsing online which is a dangerous pastime.  Having access to shops worldwide can really damage your hip pocket.

I've been having a little cushion party to myself today... wanna see

all pics courtesy of Etsy

 So many colours, so many patterns ~ but I behaved myself and didn't hit 'add to cart'.  I can't start purchasing homewares until I have a home - come on Bank!!!

Anyone else have to suffer with a slow bank?

Saturday, 23 February 2013

The most important room...

If you are a man and reading this then I apologise, I am NOT referring to the Media Room {sorry but my husband will likely post on that topic in the near future}.

They say the kitchen is the most important room in the home - all I know is that so far it's been the biggest headache of the home so far.

Colour is my biggest issue.  I've always wanted a white kitchen, but after analysing other colour choices, namely the floor, I'm not sure a white kitchen will work.

Here is what I'm contemplating...

Can you see where my thought process is heading with this?  Mixing up a little of the dark browns with the white benchtops and possibly throwing in a couple of white cupboards {not sure about that yet}. 

Another headache is the lovely build in bin idea - YES! I have lived with plastic bag bins for years so you have no idea how exciting this prospect is ~ however nothing ever seems to be easy when it comes to my choices.  The only area on my island I can put it, is where the microwave is currently positoned to be built in.  This means I need to move my microwave.  The only place I can think to move it to is inside the pantry - anyone have any thoughts on that?  Not sure I like that idea.

All input welcome - post me your thoughts below :-)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Pre - decor decisions... ahhhh

It's been a crazy few weeks and to be honest I've kind of put the house on the back burner.  Don't get me wrong its still buzzing away there at the back of my mind, mostly to do with the kitchen and my indecisiveness over what colour I want and how many drawer banks etc, etc..  {Just incase your wondering I'm still undecided}.

Obtaining quotes for tiling & carpets and 'thinking' about obtaining quotes for driveways and landscaping, sometimes its just easier to live on pinterest and houzz and keep dreaming - making the dream a reality can really be a right pain in the a**e.. I'm beginning to see the value in Interior Designers.

However the only interior designers I have access to come in the form of magazines, and the internet so I will continue with the dream until I have some progress to report with the build.