CORNERS // goodbye home

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I don’t think I ever get that used to moving. Although now I am somewhat of a professional.

The Husband and I have moved five times over the last four years. We are yet to stay in a home for a year. And here we are, a mere five months after moving into our current abode we are packing again. But this time for a bigger move. Into our own home, and down to the Hawkes bay. We say it will be for a while, but we have said that every move. Suckers for punishment, or adventures in opportunity. Either way, here we go again.

So as I do every time I leave, I document, I take not of the little things that I love and the things I will miss. See more of our home HERE

Until next time

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FIRST home

I’m so excited to finally be able to share this news with you!With a few changes happening in our life we thought why not another one?

Why not buy a house? Why not buy a house in Hawkes Bay?!So that is what we did. And we couldn’t be more pumped.

In but a month or so we will do the big shift. And although we are so sad to leave Auckland, It has been my home for 10 years, to leave our brilliant friends and church, we are so excited about the future and what it holds. We don’t know how long we will stay for, we will take it a day at a time. But for now, it will be home. We have family and such great friends down there that we can’t wait to spend more time with. As well as brilliant weather and produce abundance, there is also the fact of being able to own a three bedroom house with a garage and backyard for less than our tiny city rental.

So get ready to see even more home DIY, watch our house transform, Loads of adventures and new finds.

And of course a few visits back to ‘ The Big Smoke ‘Until next time.

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RENTAL RENO // Bedroom

When we moved into this place, The bedroom quickly became my favourite place.
It has the best light, and some of my favourite objects. That ladder, My fav philodendron, Good Luck mirror from the husband and my DIY cashmere cushions ( yes, cashmere. yum. )

Once again it didnt take much to make over this room. A swap out to simple calico curtains, change of a light shade and the exiting of the horrendous wardrobe door.

Then a case of the spots ( See my DIY here )  throw up a few vintage mirrors here and there ( I do have them in abundance ) They bounce the light in and just look so darn good! And last but not least, colour code the exposed wardrobe! I am aware that we only dress in Black, Grey, Denim and white, so this task was relatively easy for us.

So there you have it. The bedroom!

Until next time.

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RENTAL RENO // Lounge Before & After

Hello November!

I know, once again it has been a while, I have been a busy bee, and I can’t wait to share what I have been doing! In the mean time, say hello to our ‘new’ lounge!

We were fortunate to move in to it with a fairly neutral colour. So I don’t know if this is a Reno as much as a cover up. The only ‘major’ change is the curtains, traded out for cream ones from the warehouse, and the light shade, which we already had from IKEA.

But keeping the tones light and bright made the room feel fresh. Adding texture in the cushions and throws creates depth. And hanging some artwork gives it some personality.

Now, listen, it does not have to be expensive. The artwork on the wall is a photo I took whilst in America, I put some script over it and took it to a printer, cost me $12 to get printed. Then I hung it up with a couple of bulldog clips and drawing pins. The antlers are from trade me and the crosses are washi tape.  Bam. Done, dusted, happy. So get hunting.

Until next time.

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