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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!

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...

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...

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...

Planning my new laundry room

Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it's one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Gina’s home: Dining room reveal

My dining space has been the slowest room in our house to get into shape... mainly because I needed to invest in all new...

Gina’s home: Guest bedroom reveal

I know I seem say this about every room reveal but the guest bedroom is one of my favourite rooms in our home! With my...

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...

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...

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....

Patrick’s bigger boy room: Unisex bear theme nursery / child’s room

Literally the day after I published Patrick's temporary and tiny nursery on the blog last year, he had some sort of freak out and...

So I think I’ve become an Ikeaholic…

I can't believe it's already been five weeks since we moved into our new home! As much as I'm loving it, settling in has...

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...

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: 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: Master Bedroom Reveal

It's time for another room reveal of my home and today I'm letting you into our master bedroom! This is my favourite space in our...