We have made it to the other side of the move! We are still feeling a little chaotic, but the space is pure heaven. The garden is much more native than our previous one, as we are surrounded by gum trees (eucalypts). There is plenty of scope to put in ground-covers, shrubs and flowers.
The kids are loving having their own bedrooms – this is the one that Amelia chose, which is actually the smallest, she fell in love with the paint colour. I think it is a little strong, but it does go well with her quilt and fairy wall hanging.
Some areas of our home are looking more set up than others – there are still lots of boxes everywhere – but it is so lovely to finally be able to display some things that have never seen he light of day. This is a quiet corner of the lounge room that we are going to use when we want to get away from the hubbub to do some work on the laptop, or some quiet writing.
The lounge room also boasts the ugliest lights ever, strung low enough that several members of the extended family are going to have to wear hardhats to enter the room. See those little specks of light on the ceiling? They are being thrown by the lovely mosaic bowl in the previous photo, which I was given by a dear friend for my last birthday (thank-you Leigh). We are now calling it the reverse disco ball.
You can see it here with some beautiful roses that my Mum bought from her garden this weekend. I believe they are “Henri Matisse” Roses.
Our new home is a symphony of those 80’s colours – pale apricot and mission brown, with quite a bit of woodwork thrown in. Even the ceilings and doors are painted pale apricot -the same strength as the walls.
The meals area is the only living area in the house with a slightly different colour – a feature wall of textured dusky pink. It is kind of growing on me, but Luke doesn’t think much of it. It sure makes a nice backdrop to the beautiful flowers that our friends Rowena and Mark gave us to celebrate moving into our new house (thanks guys).
On Friday we were reunited with Lotta, who spent the week at my Mum and Dad’s while we moved. She is also loving the new space, and we are all happy to be together again.
I will be back to show you more as the house is unpacked. Hopefully I will have a sewing area to show you soon, once we have created a cutting table – we have great plans that involve 2 kitchen cabinets from IKEA and a door. Stay tuned.