Right now feels like the night before a big event, a special occasion.
From next Monday, the interior is going to take substantial shape as our joinery starts to be installed.
And there’s a lot of it. The entire kitchen, including the new, island; a whole of American Oak veneer with shelving plus the dining bench seat; the laundry with benchtop and storage; both bathroom vanity units.
Bummer then that I’m working in Melbourne most of the week.
We have gorgeous timber floors throughout the kitchen, dining, lounge. The floating engineered timber flooring was my choice and the stunning result is gratifying and equally a relief. It's Atacama from the Au Naturale range, described on the website as being made from European Oak. It's warm without being yellow and has black tool marks that pick up the black sliding doors.
Tiling in the bathrooms is finished.
Heated towel racks are in.
New cornices and skirting boards are helping to top and tail every room.
Downlights are in, while outdoor lights (Orsay from Instyle Lighting) have also been installed on the back verandah.
Power has been restored.
We have passage lights for the first time and I love what they do to that area – the Love Note white on the walls is sparkling.
Two weeks ago, Christine decided we should scrap the Caravaggio pendants we had planned for the kitchen in favour of black track lighting.
This image shows the look we’re going for. Unsettled at first, I’m totally with her on this.
The black track will complement the sliding doors.
We’ve also gone with these About a Stool stools from Danish furniture company Hay.