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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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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 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 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...

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...

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

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

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...

Construction Update 14: What a Difference a Holiday Makes

I've just returned from sunny Queensland and boy-oh-boy am I over the moon with how our house is tracking! Canberra's cold and foggy weather...

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 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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...