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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: 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: Guest bedroom reveal

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

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...

Learning how to waterproof

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

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...

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...

Why I got kicked off site: Construction site safety tips and...

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Lately I've been spending a lot more time on site of our new build — Bruno is often calling me out to...

Construction update 3: Site cut, footings and floor plans revealed

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It's been two weeks since our house was demolished and things are starting to move along quickly. I've got...

Gina’s home: Master bedroom refresh

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The latest room in my home to get a mini makeover is our bedroom! While I love the bones of our bedroom (especially that raked...

Construction update 14: What a difference a holiday makes

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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...

Dear Santa: 7 things I’d love in my home that only...

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

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...

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...

Gina’s home: Outdoor living room reveal

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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...

Take a peek at Gina’s powder room planning

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

Construction update 15: Will my house ever be finished?

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This is the question I keep asking myself over and over... When the frig will my house be finished?!

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

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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...

From weed alley to useable path, my first new year’s resolution...

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Ok so this isn't going to be the most exciting transformation you'll find on the blog BUT it is the first of my new...

Construction update 17: One step forwards, two steps backwards

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Why oh why did I jinx myself with my last construction update when I said I finally believed I'm 'so close' to...

So I think I’ve become an Ikeaholic…

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

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! It's taken us about 18...

Construction update 18: A race to the finish!

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You may have read in my last construction update (which was rather depressing, sorry!) that it's my birthday this month. YAY!! And...

Where I started when designing and building our new home

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The other day I received an email from a reader who was about to start renovating two houses, with different objectives, and...