Thursday, May 14, 2009

Random Snippets

Had a significant paparazzi session yesterday, taking pictures of mainly my lights, which are now available through my webstore.

Hall lantern, complete with attractive electrician's ladder.
No fancy 'staging' in this project!

Media area bulkhead, awaiting a coat of paint!

Kitchen tiles are up, just waiting for grout!

Grouting done.
Not a very good picture but the subway tiles go to the ceiling for the splashback. Stove and rangehood will be between the windows!

Tap is in.......remember, we had to compromise on the taps.
Hubby would not have anything 'old fashioned'!

.....and the lights! Next the rangehood and stove.


Laundry light, minus bulb!

First coat of gloss on the stairs.

Fireplace - waiting for the stone hearth.

Front steps to nowhere.
Concrete will be laid next Monday. There will be more steps from this level down to the front gate (that we haven't met yet). Can anyone recommend some good electronic gate people in Brissie? Our gates will have to come later. Our landscaper is going to pave this area in the same stone as out the back but in a 600x600 stone tile, to do something a bit different. We will have some beautiful pots in this courtyard area. I've yet to meet them but I know they are out there somewhere!

Front steps, waiting for white gloss paint.


Shower tap.

Dining area chandelier. I have left the bottom bauble off as it is hanging quite low, waiting for a dining table. I can just see the floor people knocking themselves out on it.

Random stone laid out. Almost ready for grouting. Yey, they made it to the back doors. What a big job!

More tomorrow!


  1. Love your pendant lights!

    What is your fireplace made out of?

  2. Love the lighst - especially the pendants over the kitchen bench. I'm squinting at the stove area and see you've gone with plain subway - not herringbone looks good !! Sheila

  3. Totally in love with the kitchen bench pendant lights AM! Gorgeous choice!

  4. Looks like everything is moving along nicely :-) You've selected some wonderful light fixtures. And I really like how you brought the backsplash tiles in the kitchen all the way up to the ceiling.

    Can't wait to see more pictures!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  5. SQUEAL! A-M, it is looking so AH-mazing!!! Your lights are so incredibly beautiful. And something from my little shop will be in the great room?!? - Made my month girlfriend! xxx

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous! Loving your beautiful lights, and the random stone is perfect. How divine is your Great Room!!! Best wishes, it won't be long now! You must be so excited, I know I am for you!!

  7. WOW!!! Love, love, love the lights!!! And the kitchen looks absolutely gorgeous!!! You lucky girl:)

    Klem Anette:)

  8. Love it - the simplicity is wonderful. It feels so homey already - must be the staging!
    Love the glass around your front door. Does your house have a name? Sorry don't want to be a bore and press my business, but I do lovely words/text/house names/house numbers out of frosted film. If it interests you check out
    thanks - don't know what I will do when you finish it!! You will still house blog won't you? Please!

  9. I have told Mic I am packing my things and catching the next flight to live in your pool house!!!!
    It looks AMAZING A-M.
    Ness xx

  10. What a visual treat A-M! Everything is just so stunning! The random stone is an absolute favourite though. Tracey xx

  11. I just love those lights over your kitchen bench top.In fact I just love everything in your house.Take care.

  12. Hi A-M, I just love the stairs and the fireplace and the joinery and I just love the laundry! I especially love the laundry light, it looks like such a beautiful room. The outside paving also looks absolutely wonderful! Just all so breathtaking. Mx Cocofemme

  13. I think your house is just stunning. I haven't been to Brisbane since I was a little girl (mom is Australian; I'm American) but now that I read all these Australian blogs, I want to go back and visit again!

  14. Oh my gosh it all looks lovely. So close now.
    Have you used the same white all the way through? It is lovely in every photo but so different depending on the amount of natural light. I really like it.
    Well done

  15. Love Love Love all of your lighting choices. Where did you find such beauties? The dinning room chandelier and the laundry lights are my faves!

  16. I can't wait to see the finished house!

  17. Oh, I'm having palpitations. The kitchen lights started them and then it was all over when I had another look at those gorgeous window seats next to the fireplace. It even looks like your house is going to be a pleasure to clean which I think is my ultimate compliment!
    Clare x

  18. God, your house is so beautiful already that it's making me swoon. Can't wait to see it all finished & with furniture in it. Lee :)

  19. Must be getting very exciting now. I love your great room... it just seems to glow!

  20. Thank you for all your lovely comments. It is all coming together exactly as I had imagined..... finally..... 3 months of coughing later! It's amazing walking through my original 'chicken scratch drawing' in real life. My most favourite thing about the whole house??? .... the light..... how every room is bathed in it, in different white hues, at different times of the day.... and to think I was worried at frame stage that I hadn't designed enough windows for the light! It's going to be hard putting up window coverings. If only we didn't have neighbours, I'd leave the window coverings out! The house has such a beautiful, serene feel to it. I soak it up every time I'm there. I find myself taking deeper breaths. It feels like it has been there already feels like it has a history! Even the random stone out the back looks aged. It is truly beautiful. A-M xx

  21. You must be exhausted and excited.

    Everything looks so good. And I know you had such a hard time finding the pendant lights for the kitchen and I see you have some that look so good.

    I'll be back to see more.


  22. Gorgeous!
    I think Hubby was right. Love the kitchen taps.
    You have really done a wonderful job of combining more traditional with contemporary. Bravo A-M!


  23. Hi A-M! I'm catching up and all I can say is WOW!!!! I LOVE everything in this post! You have made amazing choices and everything looks fabulous! So, so happy for you!

  24. Everything is looking GREAT... how exciting for you!!!


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx