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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!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 described herself...

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...

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 11: Colour Consultation and Painting

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You may have read my admission in our ‘How to select white paint’ tips article that I once painted a room baby poo colour....

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...

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...

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...

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 all the...

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 to supervise...

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...