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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: New black track ceiling mount light in the kitchen

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

Construction Update 16: Timber Flooring, Kitchen Benchtop and Even a Spot...

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In my last construction update I asked 'When the frig will my house be finished' and optimistically hoped I would move in four weeks...

Creating an epic outdoor play area for your child

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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...

Adding a luxe feel to my home with designer sheer curtains...

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Supported by DIY Online Blinds Ever since we moved into our home, I knew our windows needed sheer curtains to finish the spaces. Those of...

Moving Day: Top 5 Tips for Moving House Yourself

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

Gina’s home: Dining room reveal

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

Gina’s home: Ensuite room reveal

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Today I'm really excited because it's ensuite room reveal day! During our build, I called on your help to plan the layout...

Gina’s home: Black and white bathroom reveal

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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...

Construction Update 2: House Demolition

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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...

Construction Update 10: Walls, Walls, Walls

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

Why my laundry is one of my biggest building regrets

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It's now been 2 years since we moved into our home and overall I'm so happy with our house — it has great flow,...

Progress report: Gina’s outdoor dining space

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A little while ago I asked for your help to plan my outdoor dining space. Things are starting to take shape so I thought...

5 Bedroom updates I’ve made since becoming a mum

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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...

Construction Update 13: Cold Weather Causing Delays

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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,...

Creating a kids learning from home space: Patrick’s room reshuffle

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It's such a crazy time in the world right now and I'm sure like me, most parents are wondering how they're going...

Construction Update 8: Bricks and Windows

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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...

Gina’s home: A peek inside my creative workspace

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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...

Patrick’s nursery progress

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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

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

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

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

Bathroom Planning: Deciding on Products and Finishes

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