04 January 2011

Our new house: We're getting there!

I hope you don't mind, but it's rather hard to resist blogging about anything other than this very exciting new chapter of our little lives right now. And I'm not sure about you, but I'm a huge fan of a creative journey, a before and after, a "reveal"! And between Mr Tonic begging me to help him paint and the Mini Tonics being on school holidays, finding the time to do anything at the moment is a challenge. But here are a few more snaps of the house we fall more and more in love with every day:


(above) We have yet to hang any of our art, despite there being, on average, 17 hooks on every wall!? So for now, it lives against the wall in the dining room. It's strange, but there isn't actually a great deal of "wall" in this house. There's just so much fantastic glass - I'm feeling a gallery wall coming on...


(above) Everybody's favourite, the blue chairs. For now, they sit in a wide corridor, linking the dining room at the front of the house to the living room at the back. Audrey has swiftly claimed this as her top spot for a nap. PS That artwork is one of Mr Tonic's birthday presents - an aboriginal painting which is quite incredible close up. We're going to relocate it to our bedroom, as it "floats" a bit on that wall (my pet decor hate!), but I'm thinking that could be a fine spot for the (aforementioned) gallery wall.


(above) The living room is scrubbing up beautifully! It's white all the way, and Mr Tonic will shortly embark on a journey involving the floor and a huge can of white paving paint. Cheaper than both polishing the concrete and laying floorboards, and just quietly, I think it's going to look rather amazing. The new couch arrives next Tuesday too. It's all coming together!


(above) Where there is a mini photoshoot, there is a Mini Tonic. Or two.

62 comments:

  1. Happy New year ..your home is looking beautiful..i love the before and after reveals too cant wait to see more xx

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  2. It's looking amazing Louise!! Love those blue chairs too. Easy to see why you love it more each day. Hope you had a wonderful New Year xx

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  3. It all looks super- I can totally understand your excitement. I think when you DIY Reno even the smallest changes are exciting, that's how I feel :)
    I could look after some of your artwork for you as I have heaps of wall and no decent art for them (despite being an artist!).
    Ps super cute kiddies :)

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  4. Looks amazing Louise. You are ecrtainly not waisting a minute. Love the Pechari, I'm sure it will look fabulous in the bedroom.

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  5. Happy New year Louise! I absolutely love your new home and cant wait to see much much more!

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  6. So fun to see it all coming together! Love that long window!

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  7. Happy New Year my dear and what an exciting one for you- your house is going to be beyond amazing- the glass is incredible! I can't wait to see it all finished. And PS, I'm the team leader of blue chair fan club- amazingingly gorgeous with the sheepskins! Oh and your gorgeous children are too adorable for words!!!

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  8. LOVE the love!!! :) And the mini tonics are just too cute.

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  9. hurrah! i think we all know how much i love a before and after! can't wait to see how it turns out - looking good so far. the kiddies are as adorable as always! noushie's hair is so long and curly! xx

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  10. #1.. those mini tonics are adorable!
    #2.. did a large amount of research on aboriginal paintings for my Interior Design Thesis project, would love to have a painting like your husbands!!!

    Northern Light

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  11. Oh my goodness - your kids - adorably adorable! Oh - and your house is pretty darn fantastic as well! Congrats and enjoy the painting!
    -Jordana

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  12. Your house is looking fabulous, Louise! Can't wait to see more. Those Mini Tonics are incredibly adorable as well....Happy New Year! xo

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  13. Love the house...looks so fantastic. The littles are pretty cute too.
    Ashlyn

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  14. Love these shots, and your house is amazing. Already the before and afters are to die for. Question for you - in Australia, it is summer now, right? do the kids have a full on summer vacation, or is their main vacay in June, July, August like ours in the states, which is your winter, right? sorry, just clueless here...

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  15. OMG those WINDOWS are fantastic!!

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  16. Hi Jenny B - yes it's full blown Summer here and also the big school holidays... x

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  17. Oh please don't stop blogging about your lovely new house... I'm luving it. I had this house bookmarked as a favourite 'in case we sold and I convinced my hubby to move to the northern beaches'... I was very sad when it sold...

    BUT, thankfully I can enjoy the journey through you. I'm sooo glad you're keeping it's heritage and such a BIG block too.

    Divine looking kids btw!

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  18. Your new place is looking amazing and I am checking in every day to see if you have any new pics up. In a weird way I love the stacking of art on your white sideboard in your dining room. Loving all the white too it is so beach housey and all that beautiful glass. Keep the pics coming - I love before and afters.

    Happy New Year
    India

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  19. Hey Louise, just catching up on your blog & Im loving your posts about your new home, soooo exciting its coming up wonderfully. Your snaps of your kids are gorgeous too.
    Cant wait to see more of your make over pics!!

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  20. Look at those windows!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  21. What a pretty house! Those blue chairs are also MY favorites, so cool!


    Camila F.

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  22. looking good already... it's coming along, slowly but surely! all my best!

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  23. That painting! Those windows. Too much! Love.

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  24. love that taking along for the ride, I enjoy seeing the design process almost as much as the results!

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  25. It looks like you are in for a big year! Renovating is very exciting, so is getting new furniture. I got 3 new sofas (thanks to Anna Spiro) just before Christmas, so I will be thinking of you on next Tuesday!

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  26. I am VERY excited to see how the new house shapes up. Looking great already.

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  27. What a pretty house! Those blue chairs are also MY favorites, so cool!


    Camila F.

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  28. Your new place is looking amazing and I am checking in every day to see if you have any new pics up. In a weird way I love the stacking of art on your white sideboard in your dining room. Loving all the white too it is so beach housey and all that beautiful glass. Keep the pics coming - I love before and afters.

    Happy New Year
    India

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  29. Love these shots, and your house is amazing. Already the before and afters are to die for. Question for you - in Australia, it is summer now, right? do the kids have a full on summer vacation, or is their main vacay in June, July, August like ours in the states, which is your winter, right? sorry, just clueless here...

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