Bits and Pieces

It has been ages since I posted and I think I officially have the title of worlds worst blogger! but I will try and be a little bit more consistent with the posts ( I know I say that every month or so).

Everything from now is the fun stuff, all the decorating and bits and pieces but there is still sooo much to go as far as the interior, so I will post a couple of pics of what I have done so far but some are not total rooms as we have ordered furniture and are waiting on some new pieces to finish off the main living area.

On a rather exciting note, we had some professional photos taken of our Kitchen and laundry and these are being published this month in Country Home Ideas magazine! Its nice to think that it was nice enough to end up in a magazine as there were times that I doubted my design choices. Let me know what you think….

Kitchen, finished design

Kitchen, finished design with Ikea bar stools and Otava pendants

kitchen island baskets Byholma from Ikea

Kitchen island baskets Byholma from Ikea

Butler sink, dishwasher in island end opposite

Butler sink, dishwasher in island end opposite

Byholma baskets from Ikea

Byholma baskets from Ikea

Laundry sink - Ikea

Laundry sink – Ikea

Finished Laundry

Finished Laundry

Kitchen Buffet - clock from Freedom furniture

Kitchen Buffet – clock from Freedom furniture

Stairwell picture gallery, hall table - Hemnes by Ikea

Stairwell picture gallery, hall table – Hemnes by Ikea

Fireplace - gas Rinnai sapphire

Fireplace – gas Rinnai sapphire

Kitchens and Bathrooms

This what I consider the fun stuff. Tile selections and door profile decisions are my idea fun.
We have engaged The Kitchen Factory Malaga to make the kitchen and bathroom cabinets as I saw some of their previous work in a kitchen magazine and after meeting with them had a good feeling.

I must say that tiles were a major drama trying to fit what I had in my minds eye with what was available at tile shops around Perth, it wasn’t impossible but the selection available tends to be more on the modern side. We have settled on Prestige Tiles in Osborne Parkas we dealt with them in the past and they always do us a good deal.

There are a few things I wanted in this house that aren’t yet that popular or readily available in Australia.
Bathroom wall sconces was one of these things, I had to order mine from the U.S. and they will have to have some re-wiring of some sort doing to them by the sparky.
We are also going for a dado height wall panelling in some of the bathrooms and this has caused more than a few raised eyebrows when we try to explain the look we are going for to people.

Below are a few photo’s of some of the looks that we trying to achieve, the kitchen is almost exactly what we are having and the bathroom ones are just so you can get an idea of the style we are going for.

Tile selection

Tile selection

Bathroom wall sconces from the U.S.

Bathroom wall sconces from the U.S.

Hamptons style kitchen in black and white

Hamptons style kitchen in black and white

Shaker style kitchen cabinets

Shaker style kitchen cabinets

Hamptons style kitchen cabinets

Hamptons style kitchen cabinets

Bathroom wall sconces either side of mirror

Bathroom wall sconces either side of mirror

Picture of bathroom wall panelling

Picture of bathroom wall panelling

Style of bathroom we like for second bathroom

Style of bathroom we like for second bathroom