It was in the dreary month of June 2011 that we made an offer on a 'renovators delight' in Ballarat, we moved in just before Christmas later that year, after my husband had spent most of his weekends gutting the front part of the house. Walls were gutted, old floral carpet pulled up, wall & underfloor insulation installed, new plasterboard, hydronic heating (a present to ourselves for moving to Ballarat), a lick of paint, floorboards sanded and stained and new carpets to bedrooms, enough so that everything was liveable for stage one! Finally after spending two years with a laundry outside (not fun in a Ballarat winter and especially not when you are pregnant!) we began stage two of the renovations.
Stage Two began March 2014, this time under the trusty eye of builder, Steve Quilliam. Nine months later saw us move back into our beautiful family home! One thing that we are really happy with and well worth spending the extra money on is the double glazing to all new windows and doors and the insulation to the ceiling, under the floor and in the walls. It has made such a difference in our first summer here, we have barely used the air-conditioner, hopefully it will be the same in winter!
So I am very new to this blogging thing and there are so many out there, so firstly thank you for visiting my website. The plan is when I find something truly amazing and/or beautiful I thought it would be nice to include it on my very new website and share it with everyone! And my second thank you goes to my very talented and patient graphic designer, Andrea from ahurleydesign.com.au. I love working with other design fields and creative minds, it's really inspiring! I first met Andrea at a market where I bought one of her prints for my little girls room, then I ordered party invitations for a birthday party from her Bird and Blossom website and then I found out she created beautiful websites! My website is very simple and classic, at my request, as this is my interior style as well, simple and classic!