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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 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...

Moving Day: Top 5 Tips for Moving House Yourself

After months (and months!) of planning, we can FINALLY start on our home build! The process to this point went a little something like this: Let's...

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...

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

I can safely say that every day of this home build journey I am learning something new. From small things like discovering new products...

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...

Alexander’s Australian inspired nursery

Ok, I'll admit, I totally failed on predicting the gender of my baby! I laugh now when I think back to how certain I was...

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...

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...

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...

Gina Needs Your Help to Pick Pendant Lights!

Our house is nearing completion and it's time for me to order our pendant lights... Problem is, I can't decide and need your help! I'm not...

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 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...

Gina’s home: Ensuite room reveal

Today I'm really excited to share our ensuite with you! During our build, I called on your help to plan the layout and select finishes...

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...

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 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...

Take a Peek at Gina’s Powder Room Planning

You may have read in my bathroom post that our new home build is quickly progressing and it's time to lock in all the...

Gina’s front yard: the plan, the ‘before’ and progress to date

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know my front yard isn't really much of a front yard at all. 'Dirt patch meets weed...

Bathroom Planning: Deciding on Products and Finishes

In just a few weeks, our house will be fully sheeted and it will be time to install our kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and powder...

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...

Gina’s home: Guest bedroom refresh

It was just under 3 years ago that I first shared our guest bedroom on the blog. This space remains one of...

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...

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...

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...