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.
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!