Friday, January 3, 2014

Handover count down, landscaping first round.....

We are almost at handover, which is so exciting. Just minus some useful things such as frameless shower screens and fly screens for the French doors, despite these couple of obstacles the count down is 3 weeks. Yes, I pinch myself regularly.

As promised some new pics.

Outside looking pretty, some painting still not complete but sooooo close.
Front of House:

Back of House: equally pretty. The landscapers start on Wednesday so new outside"decisions to make now. Looking for some traditional inspiration for gardens that will survive the tropics.
Front fence will be a picket that replicates some of the balustrade of the house to tie in.

Here are a few of my favourite things.....

No 1. The feature stone wall, and our Jetmaster gas heater. This our living room, and loving the fact there is no TV. That was a decision made on purpose as the media room is located in the room next door.

No 2. The view from our kitchen, and everything about the kitchen including the butlers pantry. The taps I am especially in love with. I am so glad we decided to go with a grey island bench, it was worth the risk.



No 3. The next fav is our walk in robe and ensuite. My favourite is the silver travertine laid in a French pattern that we have used in all the wet areas of the house. Worth the expense, I think I could sleep on it I love them so much.



So before overthinking how to furnish our baby, we have a very very blank canvas and have I mentioned our landscaper starts Wednesday?

To show you our first round bout.... at least its level? Ahhhhh
We are looking at bamboo on the rear boundary as a green screen.

Just so I see the progress, sometimes I need to look at where we started:


Happy New Year everyone.


  1. Wow, your house is looking incredible! Love the porthole window in your robe as a feature. And the kitchen looks amazing as well. Bet you are itching to get home, hang in there, soon you'll be styling up a storm. mel x

    1. Thanks so much Mel, I am beyond excited except we have started packing up today and with boxes around me now feeling like a glass of vino is in order for me to pull through! Sx

  2. I am looking for traditional garden ideas to survive the tropics as well! Have you found any good garden blogs? I have been looking for some for inspiration and gardening tips!

    Your house is absolutely beautiful. Every aspect is devine! Looking forward to seeing your styling once you have moved in!

  3. I am very excited to have just found your blog! We seem to have be at similar stages in our blogging and house projects. Your house looks amazing!!! I love your style. I'm looking forward to reading through some of your previous posts and following your journey.

  4. Your house looks amazing!! Hope you are well settled and enjoying your Beautiful new home! xx

  5. Awesome house! To give a house a stylish and sophisticated look adding sliding patio doors is the best way and if retractable screens from Plisse are added to it then it becomes a stylish, hygiene and beautiful looking house.

  6. Please say what colours you used...gorgeous! inside and outside

  7. Lovely colours - could you please tell me your internal and external paint colours please?

  8. Is your roof and garage door surfmist. We are building and eant a white roof and garage but am having trouble finding good pictures of roofs. Cheers

  9. Is your roof and garage door surfmist. We are building and eant a white roof and garage but am having trouble finding good pictures of roofs. Cheers