Tuesday, October 28, 2008

House update

I've spent the past few weeks worrying about whether the feature wall colours I picked were going to look great, or utterly horrible.... I vote for great.

Master bedroom. The colour is barberry, which is a dull, soft olive green:



No feature wall here, but I love the retreat window so much I had to take a picture now it's all stained and painted...



Family room. This is Castle Keep. Bold? You bet! The end wall with the long window is getting the same treatment:



My studio. The feature wall is Indian Turquoise - yes, it IS bright, and I love it! The plan is to cover the beige wall on the right with full-length mirrors. Our ceilings are two-point-three-something metres high (2390?), so we'll see what the cost comes out to before I get too excited about that idea....


The boys' rooms might be getting feature walls too, thanks to our very accommodating painter, who loves his work. :o) He's busy talking me into a metallic effect paint in a dark colour. We'll see...

Kids' bathroom. The photo's a bit dark (couldn't be arsed fiddling with exposure settings to compensate for the light coming through the window....sorry).



The ensuite...both bathrooms are the same pale green colour, and have the same tiles except for the splashbacks



The most expensive tile item was these glass feature tiles in the kids' bathroom (below). Good thing we only needed four of them. They've come up a bit beige and bland in the end, which is disappointing - they're actually a pale translucent green. Maybe once the mirror's installed and my darker green glass accessories added, that will change the look a bit.

I'm loving the taps though - I couldn't actually remember what they looked like, it was so long ago that we chose them.



Shower (obviously). Ours is bigger and will have a massive dumper shower head, coming from the ceiling. Same tiles though.



Shower feature tiles:



The painter was doing some work on the outside today, and the render colour should be applied sometime this week. This is how it looked last weekend, all unpainted:





The plasterers were back today to fix their dodgy work, so it looks like the painter won't be finishing the interior today. Hopefully the plumbing and electrical fit-offs will be done by the end of the week though, then the final bits and pieces and touch-up painting can be done next week.

Fingers crossed.

9 comments:

SeLiNa said...

Awww pwetty! I think that gives me a reason to visit Melbourne again - just to check out your house!

Magda said...

Wow you have great taste Kek. I love the colours on the feature walls. Very adventurous!!

Cheers

Magda

Clarkie said...

Looks fantastic Kerryn, best of all you don't have to paint it yourself ;)

Kitty said...

gorgeous!

ss2306 said...

Gorgeous! I love it all.

Marshmallow said...

Loving it! Someone has exquisite taste ;-)

Cat said...

Love it! It is absolutely gorgeous, you have great taste.

Andrea said...

Your house looks Awesome Kek!!
I love new houses - so pretty....

ms_attitude said...

Love the colours.
I have to have lots of colour around me too... we have a 'sari pink' wall (think gorgeous luscious hot pink) - which my husband loves, with bok choy (like your paler green... scrummy and then we have a mid range between your two turquoises..
colour = good energy :-)

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