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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!

Gina’s home: A peek inside my creative workspace

Since having baby Patrick, I've been spending more time working from home in my office than ever before. Actually, it's more like a creative...

Learning how to waterproof

Before I start this post, I should say that under no circumstances should you waterproof your home without a licensed waterproofer there to supervise...

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...

Kitchen Planning: See Gina’s Kitchen Ideas

OK, this is the space I'm finding the trickiest to commit decisions but I can't put it off any longer! You might have read in...

Construction Update 2: House Demolition

They came in like a wrecking baaaaalll... All I could hear in my head as our house crumbled was Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' song. In one...

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...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

That title should actually read 'Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes... HELP!' You all went above and beyond when I asked for your...

Construction update 15: Will my house ever be finished?

This is the question I keep asking myself over and over... When the frig will my house be finished?! After all this time designing, planning...

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 10: Walls, Walls, Walls

Yes, my friends, finally our house is starting to feel like just that — a house! All sorts of trades are blitzing through the block...

Construction Update 19: My birthday wish came true and a surprise...

The suspense is finally over and I’m happy to report we made it into our new house in time for my birthday, hooray! It...

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,...

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 17: One Step Forwards, Two Steps Backwards

Why oh why did I jinx myself with my last construction update when I said I finally believed I'm 'so close' to moving in?! It's...

Mini Room Reveal: Gina’s Powder Room

It might be the smallest room in the house but it's one of my favourites in terms of how the different materials and design...

Gina’s Christmas tree and her top Christmas tree styling tips

Christmas is just 5 weeks away and while most of you will be holding out til 1 December to put up your Christmas trees,...

Gina’s home: Kitchen room reveal

Today I'm (FINALLY) sharing our new kitchen with you! Firstly, I've got to say huge thanks to all the readers who shared their tips and...

Dear Santa: 7 Things I’d Love in my Home that Only...

I'm pretty confident I made it onto the 'Nice' list this year so I'm preparing my wish list for Santa. Generally the things on my...

Planning my living room makeover and a peek at the progress...

There's one zone of my house I've never managed to get quite right — our living room! When we first moved in, my old brown...

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...

Dinosaur themed boy’s room: A peek inside Patrick’s big boy room

I wanted to do something special for Patrick before Baby #2 arrives — which could be almost be any day now that I'm 37...

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...

My bedroom makeover, turning my bedroom (back) into an adult space

After over a year of having our bedroom overrun with baby furniture and toys, this weekend I turned our bedroom back into an adult...

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...