Finally, the post I promised! It’s only taken almost two years to do it. Yes, that’s right. Our “new” home is not so new anymore. We’ve now been in our home for nearly TWO years!
And it’s still not complete.
But, I have come to realise that it may never really be “complete.” We still have boxes that are unpacked (obviously whatever is in them is not very important) and the family photo wall that I vowed to do in the first year is still as bare as a baby’s bottom.
There are areas of the house that still need updates and accents, but I subscribe to the “done” is better than perfect motto in pretty much all areas of my life. And the home is no exception.
The truth is our house felt like “home” very quickly. Because it had my most prized possessions inhabiting it – my family. Sure, I’d still love to get some custom bookshelves put in (because, floor to ceiling bookshelves are a legitimate life dream of mine and no Kondo-art of tidying up is going to change that!). But really, a home is not a place, it is a feeling. And it feels really good to be here!
Here is a sneak peek inside our home. I hope you enjoy this little tour. Please know that this is not an accurate representation of how our house ordinarily looks. I do actually have four kids living here, including a three-year-old whose daily mission is to ensure that it has a “lived-in” look!
The Dining Room
The Powder Room
The Master Bedroom – Downstairs
We actually have two master bedrooms in our house. Ridiculous, really, but we weren’t able to modify the design too much. If you want to see the volume builder we chose and the design of our home, see this post.
The benefit of having a second master is it is a lovely guest room for when people stay and my sister visits from Dublin. At this stage we are sleeping in the master upstairs (close to the kids) but when they are a bit older we will move downstairs to the nicer of the two!
All the girls bedrooms are located upstairs. Miss A (10) has her own room, Miss J (9) and Miss H (8) share a room, and Miss I (3) has her own room. Soon my baby will move from cot to bed, so I will share some photos when we have transitioned her to a “big girl” room.
If you have any questions about the build, the furniture or styling, just pop them in the comments below. I engaged the services of One Girl Interiors to help me with key selections, which was one of the best decisions I made. I suffer from decision paralysis and Suzanne helped make the process so much smoother.
Artworks: Hannah Fox, Sprout and Sparrow, Fizzy Pop
Pendants: Jardan, Mud Australia & Gubi
Sofa: King Living Furniture
Floors: Royal Oak Floors (American Oak)
Dining Table: Globe West
Rugs: Armadillo & Co (Family Room) Globe West (Lounge Room)
If you want to know where anything else came from, just ask. I hope you enjoyed this little house tour. I may do another post when I get those custom bookshelves!