Our home, its where the heart is!

Renovating and styling our home here in Brisbane has been a long time love affair and we are finally reaching the end with only two major rooms to be renovated, the kitchen and main bathroom, along with a whole lot of external painting in light grey on our large deck!

My first focus was our main bedroom, the home was a very tired 1970's Bungalow with raked ceiling (no roof cavity!)

We had a glorious original arch in the main living space which 10 years ago everyone said we should remove, but I held to my guns and kept it and of course around she came again! So convincing my husband to add a second was quite easy!

Our third room in this home was always very small it would only ever fit a single bed and for us it was a barely used space.

I decided our main bedroom was to small with not much going for it, it needed a wow factor and I needed more air and just space!


So away we went and knocked through to the second smaller bed to create one large bedroom.

We also removed the existing window and replaced with French doors opening to the deck, to create a nice view out to our tropical garden.

Being on a budget of just $30,000 to completely gut and renovate the top level of our home (including kitchen & bathroom Reno - stay tuned),

things were tight so over time I have slowly collected and added to what you see here.

believe in creating magic on even the smallest budgets can be done with a whole lot of creativity.

My first point of call was affordable storage - I had wild dreams of stunning rattan insert cabinetry but alas the budget would not stretch!

So off to Ikea I went and design myself the below using the PAX system.

Being a designer I knew I could achieve the ultimate storage solutions but I also wanted a little wow more so I decided on wall papering the opening one to hide the holes from shelves and two so I could use it as a dresser.

I also had some left over Kethy handles from an interior project I purchased on ebay for a bargain so I purchased a few more and popped them

on to give the cupboard that extra special touch.

From here it was a matter of finding affordable and functional decorator pieces.

The ottoman in the middle I purchased on sale at Freedom it is a storage bin inside for extra shoes or linens if you like.

The end of bed bench also last one in stock on sale at Freedom.

The beautiful Indian mirror I traded my time in a product shoot in return for.

The new white rattan cabinet from The Beach Furniture was also traded my time in a product shoot in return for.

Mirror inside vanity - West Elm Online

Palm Wall Hanging - The White Bungalow - Chermside

Curtains I purchased and installed myself from Freedom, I have done the whole house upstairs in the S track system for approx 3K

My carpet and timber flooring came in at just on approx 3.8K from Carpet Call North Lakes.

Currently working with a local blind supplier to finish off our main living areas so I can bring you more on our home renovation along with our kitchen and bathroom reno - stay tuned here and follow along on instagram.

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