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 taken a lot longer than I anticipated. Our garage is overflowing with ‘stuff’ I still need to sort out and there isn’t one room in the home I’m completely happy with — hence the lack of ‘room reveals’ (but I promise they will be coming soon!).
I think I had quite unrealistic expectations that I would move into the new place and within a couple of weeks, I would have received all my new furniture, styled all the rooms and even hung all the artwork… let’s just say the estimated shipping time for a lot of furniture isn’t that accurate so I’m caught in a bit of a limbo state where I know what I want to achieve in my home but haven’t got what I need yet to pull it off.
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To be honest, it’s been a bit frustrating. So what’s a girl to do? Well, I’ve become an Ikeaholic.
In the past week and half, I may or may not have gone shopping at IKEA four times! It’s probably a combination of the novelty of finally having a local IKEA store and the instant gratification — seeing, buying and walking out of a store with the products I want — of shopping there… plus their Christmas ginger bread biscuits are too darn good. (I’m pregnant, you can’t judge me!)
So what have I bought you may wonder? Oh you know, storage solutions, kitchen utensils, window furnishings, cushions, decor, lighting. Yeah, I’ve identified I have a problem.
Fingers crossed the items I have on order from other retailers arrive soon or my house may soon resemble an IKEA catalogue.
A little while ago we asked some of Australia’s top designers and stylists what their number one style tip is and Julia Green wasn’t joking when she said creating a stylish home takes time and patience!
I’m excited to start sharing room reveals of our home soon and in the meantime you can keep up to date over on my Instagram account 🙂