Friday, November 20, 2009

Before floor plan

Here’s the original floor plan of our house and backyard.  I drew this to scale using Microsoft Excel.

Left is the ground level floor plan, from front to back:

•    1st bedroom,
•    2nd bedroom,
•    Living space (lounge and/or dining),
•    Kitchen, and
•    Bathroom.

Right is the upstairs floor plan (3rd bedroom).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Updated bedroom mood board

It’s possibly still a little bit too me, but at least I’m making progress (it’s much less girly than the last one).  Here’s the updated bedroom mood board, with product descriptions this time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Real estate photos

For those who have not already seen the real estate photos of our house before we moved in, here they are.

The facade:

The second room downstairs:

The upstairs room:

The living/dining room:

The kitchen:

The backyard:

I’ll post a copy of the full ‘before’ floor plan at some stage, to give a better understanding of where all these rooms are located.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Glebe Street Fair

I finally bought a StudioOat print on the weekend, from the Glebe Street Fair (which was great fun by the way).  We ended up choosing a new limited edition print that is similar to the ‘Spirited’ collection I posted pictures of previously.  It is called ‘Apple Tree’.  It will be matted and framed (both in black... very moody) this week and we’re picking it up from The Rocks Market next Sunday.  Yay!

We also found a great painting from Desperate Damsels (they’re at Glebe Markets every weekend) which I think could be very appropriately hung near my wardrobe.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our herb garden

I planted our herb garden today.

First I lined the base and sides of each tier with coconut fibre, to stop anything else from falling through.  Then I filled each tier with sphagnum moss (to retain moisture – so that it won’t matter too much if I forget to water them occasionally) and an organic potting mix made especially for herb and vegetable gardens.

I planted coriander and sweet basil in the top tier, strawberries and snow peas in the middle tier (the snow peas should trail down the stand as they grow) and mint, chives, parsley and oregano in the bottom tier.

Here are some pictures:

I also bought a bougainvillea to grow up the wall where the plant stand is currently hanging.  I figured that by buying a small plant now, I will be able to get it growing so that it looks a bit more impressive by the time our backyard landscaping has been done.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A little shopping

We went to a HorganS sale today and I bought a few goodies for our home.  I thought I’d share some pictures with you.

Firstly, a wrought-iron plant stand (and the herbs and strawberries I am going to plant in it).  I will post some photos of the finished project once I’m done.

A wrought-iron bench seat for our courtyard.  I’m thinking of doing a Parisian theme, starting with a black and white striped cushion for this seat.

A Louis-style chair for my dresser in our bedroom.

And finally, a wicker lantern (either for our courtyard or our backyard).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A gallery?

We have lengthened the opening above the stairwell, so that people taller than me no longer hit their head and also to let more light into the downstairs hallway.  You can now see the entire height of the right wall of our bedroom from the downstairs hallway (see pic below).

I’m now thinking about painting the wall in a colour and turning it into a gallery, to draw the eye up the full height of the wall from downstairs.  It looks like I’ll have space for a lot more of those pictures from my last post.