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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!

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 — and today I want...

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!!!'

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...

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...

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...

Construction update 9: Taking shape and the freakout

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OK so for those of you who have been following the construction updates of our home build, you would know this is...

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...

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...

Construction update 2: House demolition

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They came in like a wrecking baaaaalll... All I could hear in my head during our house demolition was Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking...

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...

Gina’s Christmas tree and her top Christmas tree styling tips

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Christmas is just 5 weeks away and while most of you will be holding out til 1 December to put up your Christmas trees,...

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...

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...

Style Curator bathroom planning: Deciding on layout and finishes for our...

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Ok guys, it's been a while since I've done any major projects around our house but recent water damage in our main...

Alexander’s Australian inspired nursery

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Ok, I'll admit, I totally failed on predicting the gender of my baby! I laugh now when I think...

Gina’s home: I finally have a driveway!

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Those of you who followed our home build journey would know I completely blew our budget... Although, to be fair, we never...

Hack your own pull-out laundry hamper

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Something I've always wanted in my laundry is a luxe pull-out hamper — you know those fancy German ones that allow you...

Gina’s home: Guest bedroom refresh

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It was just under 3 years ago that I first shared our guest bedroom on the blog. This space remains one of...

Gina’s home: Hidden under-stair cubby (makeshift playroom)

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A little while ago, I became desperate to find a solution to minimise the huge volume of bright, plastic kids toys that...