Today I have re-visited every one of my own blog posts in a fruitless search for an image of our kitchen, pre-plastering. I was hoping for a visual reminder of the exact location of a big ceiling beam before drilling holes in the ceiling for downlights! This time wasting experience has provided me with three revelations:

1. When building, take some snaps pre-plaster for later reference if required.
2. Preferably store pics somewhere you can find them. (Having experienced this dilema before) LOL
3. I realy enjoyed re-visiting my own inspiration past posts. (eeek!) To me, they illustrate how my design direction has morphed and somewhat matured. They also help me identify 'my' aesthetic through repetition whilst highlighting when I am temporarily 'swayed' by a fad / trend. Interesting. (To me. Ba ha ha)

Sooo...having found zipp in regards to the hidden beam, here's a fave design project that's been around the traps for awhile but one I'd like to include here for my own aforementioned benefit!

ZIPP Shelter

Interested in more?
A terrific synopsis of this building and the concept behind it can be found HERE.

x KL

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October wish list

With the house progress gaining momentum after being so slow for a few years, I've found myself in a decorating hiatus.
Unpacking previously bought treasures has reminded me that we have enough.
And, until I find the spot for some items, I cannot foresee where any gaps might be. 
Everything continuing is now hinged on the two kitchens being completed in order to put things away, live functionally (on at least one level) and clear some space to put everything in place.
I'm even offering freebies on my local Trading Post to clear excess!

Our joiner has promised the additional 'bits' that were missing from the first fit-out will be delivered and installed next week, so I'm crossing my fingers and toes that my patience will be rewarded!

In the meantime, without a lot to do (there's no point cleaning the copious dust until it literally settles) I've wasted time occupied myself trawling the net to explore the latest offerings.

1. Still a favourite online store; Harold's. Love these crisp, sophisticated cushions.
 2. Muuto Dots. Perfect in every way.
 3. Cristina Re Mugs. Love the variety of mix 'n match patterns.
4. Nice dimensioned armchairs are hard to find. Love the Hudson from Orson & Blake.
5.  Out of my stratosphere $ wise, this Garden Life planter is a stunner!

Just dreaming ATM!

x KL

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Year of The House: September update

  #YOTH15 update for Sea-Spray #2:  
I promised you that September would be a Progress-Packed month and it certainly has been.
David has devoted allot of time working here at home so, there's lots to report! 

  Carpet installed to Playroom, Main, J's and Guest Bedrooms!

Playroom carpeted and lounge in place!

Occupying Main Bedroom at last. Art hung. Those lamps are too big! Eeek!
Guest Bedroom ready for visitors!
As we have now vacated this room, it's ready for guests! Love my charcoal carpet!
Ordered this bed for one of the downstairs bedrooms as an update. 

Image via Freedom

  Stone top for playroom, Custom entertainment unit delivered and all pieces assembled.

Now to get the telly installed!

  The custom joinery robe for the Guest bedroom has been installed, ready for painting.

TIP: We saved a motsa here by ordering craftwood doors for us to paint in satin enamel, the same as all the other doors in the house. The difference between doing this and ordering two-pac saved thousands!

The fireplace for the main lounge is ready to be collected. Yippee!
David just waiting for some 'muscles' to help collect and unload here. The supplier doesn't deliver. WTF?

  Kitchen and Laundry joinery installed!
Main Kitchen Install: Lots of 'missing' pieces!
 With two big installs at one time, there were bound to be a few hiccups! We are missing drawer and door fronts, trim pieces, an appliance and oven cupboard to name a few. Pretty pics will have to wait! This week I will organise for the stonemasons to come and template the bench tops....
Laundry / Kitchenette; Still some parts to come too...
 Stone Walling feature stone delivered 

$500 delivery fee on this lot. The added cost of building in a regional area!

Custom steel handrail for internal stairs installed!
The fixing plates will be hidden in wall & behind a timber riser.
Frameless Glass balustrades for top decks installed.

Support sticks there till grout dried only!
Ordered Faux Grass for Poolside deck area.

Was able to get only one Fencing quote! Accepted this and installation is now complete!

A 5' fence was installed...it's now 6' as ordered. Ooops!
Timber Flooring installed to all areas; upper and lower halls, stairs, study, lounge, dining and kitchen.
Study looking a bit Ho-hum.
We decided to wall hang David's desktop. The supports will be painted the wall colour but the whole room looks pretty ordinary. It looks worse now with all the busy paraphernalia a working office contains. Think I'm going to just figuratively and physically, 'shut the door' on this room for awhile!

Lounge room Bookcase shelves installed.

Waiting to be painted now...

I haven't done much blogging as we've been so busy with the house and life in general. 
I'm popping updates on Instagram more frequently if youre interested in the 'gaps'! 

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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