Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rain, rain, go away...

Even though, of the last 80 days, we have had 54 wet days, our team has soldiered on and the roof is finally on!
Two weeks ago

Last week


 All the exterior cladding is on, and most of the house has been sheeted inside.   Next stage, painting - can't wait!

corner view

Side street view

The  inside sheeting is almost done!
The outdoor area is taking shape
Our brickie, Ken, braves the rain and the mud,
determined to finish the fence.
The garden loves the rain!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Light my way

My ever-patient husband holds my "light" for me.
This week, my job has been to make final decisions on lighting.  We waited until this stage, so we could check scale and position.  We had a bit of fun doing it too.  I bought a couple of cheap paper lanterns in the sizes we thinking of, and hung them to see how they looked.

This is the light that will be going there.
Special thanks to Lauren from Lumen8 for your help and advice.
The David Trubridge Coral pendant

The next decision was the outdoor wall lighting.  This was pretty easy, as I needed something discreet and functional.  Here's what I chose.  The outdoor living area will be lit with LED down-lights.

Then it was time to finally choose the pendants over the island bench in the kitchen.  This was a mission!  I just kept coming back to the same (out of the budget range, my dear) ones.  But sometimes, you just have to go for it, so I have chosen Lightyears Carvaggio pendants in matt white. I love these lights!