'by Robert Gordon' catalogue

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A recent project for Robert Gordon. I really enjoyed putting this one together, it always helps when the product is so beautiful!

Styling by Kate and Hannah Gordon and photography by Jarrod Barnes.

Progress | week 5

We had a massive weekend at the house. Tiles and plaster were completed last week so we got stuck into painting and Benny has almost finished the ensuite fit off. Very excited to see the ensuite completed! It's all going to come together this week. Lots more painting to do...carpet is booked in for Friday, hope we're ready! Check back in a week and I'll hopefully share images of the completed ensuite and master bedroom.

Hallway undercoated

Sneak peek of the ensuite tiles

William Street

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Found a couple of images of our last place on my SD card. We put so much work into our little home, we were sad to sell but so proud looking back at these shots.

Progress | week 4

Monday, 9 February 2015

Lots has been happening in the last week at Hume Street. Benny had an extra pair of hands with the carpentry, electricians came and plastering has well and truly started. Very exciting as the rooms are starting to look like rooms! If all runs to plan the tiler will start in about a week. Fingers crossed!

I'm getting really excited about our plans for the hallway. I ordered some beautiful mouldings, skirting and chair rail earlier in the week and we chose a lovely dark blue paint for dado height up to the picture rail. Here's some before pics.

Ensuite starting to come together

Lighting picks

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Researching lighting for our master bedroom, hallway and exterior. Here are some of my favourites.

Pendant light by Anthropologie

Crystal bulb by Lee Broom
Bulkhead fitting by Dunlin

Fluted dome light by Edison Light Bulbs
Shaded wall sconce by onefortythree
Bare bulb pendant by Edison Light Globes

Progress | week 3

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A lot has happened in a week. We had the retaining walls bricked on Saturday and we're really happy with how it's looking at the front. Still a long way to go - the bricks need to be rendered and bluestone paved, we need a fence on top of the first wall, and walkway lights installed before we can add soil and plants, but we're getting there.

Inside Benny has been framing up the ensuite and walk in robe. Tapware and fixtures all arrive for the ensuite tomorrow, really looking forward to seeing it all.

Master bedroom looking to ensuite on the left and walk in robe on the right
Framed ensuite with robe on the other side
Our dog, Babe checking out his new digs!

The tile debacle

Monday, 2 February 2015

Over the last month I have visited pretty much every tile shop in Melbourne. Twice. Sometimes three times. I find picking tiles draining! If I'm designing something on screen I'm so used to being able to make changes and I think that's why tiles scare me - they are so permanent.

Last week I decided to go to a tile shop I hadn't been to. I walked in and straight away found what I was after. I was ready to order the tiles. Being porcelain I thought price wouldn't be an issue as natural stone is always more expensive and I'd gotten a bit of a gauge on price over the last month. I was so wrong, they were way too expensive! No chance to get this past the boss and that aside I thought the pricing was ridiculous.

So I had to go to plan B. I think I have found a creative alternative to this tile. Not exactly the same but hopefully it's just as effective. I'll keep you updated once our tiles have been laid.

Mews chevron tile by Mutina, each base colour contains a palette of 15 shades 

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