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Gina Ciancio, voice of STYLE CURATOR, shares her home build and styling journey. From an ex-guvvie house to their new architectural home with investment granny flat, she shares all the progress and challenges along the way!

Construction Update 8: Bricks and Windows

It doesn't feel like that long ago that our block was little more than a concrete slab. Since the last construction update, all the windows...

5 Bedroom updates I’ve made since becoming a mum

Supported by Onebed Anyone who knows me, knows I love my sleep so by far the biggest adjustment I’ve had to make since becoming a...

Time to start planning the kitchen

The slab to our house has just been poured and now it's already time to start planning our kitchen... and I need your help! I've...

Construction Update 18: A Race to the Finish!

You may have read in my last construction update (which was rather depressing, sorry!) that it's my birthday this month. YAY!! And all I...

Best of 2015: Gina’s Home Build

It's hard to believe that this time last year we were polishing the concrete of our newly poured slab... 2015 was an epic year,...

Construction Update 11: Colour Consultation and Painting

You may have read my admission in our ‘How to select white paint’ tips article that I once painted a room baby poo colour....

My new laundry is taking shape: A peek at Gina’s laundry...

Just a couple of weeks ago, my laundry was a wall of ad-hoc cabinetry along one wall in my garage (see it here). It...

Patrick’s nursery progress

I can't believe my little man is turning 3 months this week! The past few months have been a blur — sleepless nights and...

Patrick’s tiny nursery and tips for setting up a small nursery

The other week my little man made the big step of moving into his own nursery so I thought it was about time to...

Construction Update 13: Cold Weather Causing Delays

I was so optimistic in my last update... I think I even predicted we would have finished painting by now? Well, that hasn't happened,...

Gina’s living room makeover

For the past few weeks I've been reworking my living room — taking it from a space that never felt quite 'right' to one...

Laundry renovation reveal: Gina’s new laundry

Woohoo, I'm so excited to share my laundry renovation reveal with you! In case you missed it, my old laundry wasn't really a laundry at...

Construction Update 3: Site Cut, Footings and Floor Plans Revealed

It's been two weeks since our house was demolished and things are starting to move along quickly. Site cut We left the block for about...

Why I got kicked off site: Construction site safety and my...

Lately I've been spending a lot more time on site of our new build — Bruno is often calling me out to make quick...

Gina’s home: new black track ceiling mount light in the kitchen

It may have taken 2 years but I finally found the perfect light for our kitchen — a sleek, matte black track light with...

Construction Update 7: Frames and Trusses

Now that the holiday season is over, work on our block has started again — and I could not be more excited to see...

Creating an epic outdoor play area for your child

Earlier this month I shared Patrick's Kmart hack cubby and I mentioned that it was part of a larger play area I was making...

Construction Update 6: Polishing the Concrete

It has been a hot and messy few days at the block as we're polishing the concrete in the living / kitchen / dining...

Gina’s home: Black and white bathroom reveal

This week I restyled my bathroom and thought it would be a good time to finally share this space with you! I've previously shared little...

Gina’s home: Outdoor living room reveal

Well this space has been a long time coming. I can't believe we've been living in our home for 3 years and barely shown...

Where I started when designing and building our new home

The other day I received an email from a reader who was about to start renovating two houses, with different objectives, and described herself...

Construction Update 12: More walls, stairs and a light at the...

It's been over two years since we started this home build journey and I can finally say I see a light at the end...

Construction Update 9: Taking Shape and The Freakout

OK so for those of you who have been following my home build, you would know this is our first time building a house......

Construction Update 1: Pre-Demolition

The demolition date to knock down our ex-guvvie house is locked in — Monday 8 September 2014. After more than a year of design, construction...