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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!

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

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

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...

Construction Update 4: The Budget is Already Stretched!

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That title should actually read 'Construction Update 4: The Budget is Already Stretched! AND WE HAVEN'T STARTED BUILDING YET!!!' Ha ha, yes, it's sad but...

Need your help to plan and design my outdoor dining space

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You may have read in my 2017 New Year's resolutions that I'm on a mission to finish our house this year! One space that...

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,...

Construction Update 7: Frames and Trusses

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Now that the holiday season is over, work on our block has started again — and I could not be more excited to see...

Construction Update 6: Polishing the Concrete

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It has been a hot and messy few days at the block as we're polishing the concrete in the living / kitchen / dining...

Planning my new laundry room

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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...

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

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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...

Mini Room Reveal: Gina’s Powder Room

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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...

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...

Baby Style Curator #2, Meet Alexander

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You may have noticed things have been a little quieter on the blog this week — we've all been too busy enjoying newborn snuggles! Last...

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 light with...

Construction Update 1: Pre-Demolition

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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...

Construction Update 12: More walls, stairs and a light at the...

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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...

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...

Gina Needs Your Help to Pick Pendant Lights!

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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...

Best of 2015: Gina’s Home Build

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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,...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Construction Update 5: Pouring The Concrete Slab

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Driving up our street yesterday and seeing that huge concrete truck and pump was surreal... It finally hit me that 'THIS IS HAPPENING!' For so...

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...