Not quite a house tour

The Monster and Me: Fruit Bowl

The Monster and Me: Painting

The Monster and Me: Candles

The Monster and Me: Bottles and jars

The Monster and Me: Old Camera

I’ve been contemplating a house tour ever since I showed you through The Monsters room way back in the beginning of the year. But the thing is, his room feels quite ‘done’. I add bits and pieces every now and then and things change as he changes but for the most part the room has a consistent look and feel about it that I love, that I’m happy with.

The rest of the house feels like a work in-progress. And the progress is very slow because Troy and I can’t seem to agree on just about any style of furniture, decorating or otherwise. And now, with a two year old and hopefully another little one further down the track, we have to weigh up any new purchase against potential kid-trashing. So nearly all furniture buying adventures see us return home empty handed swearing never to bother again, especially if it involves Ikea on a rainy weekend.

Thankfully our house itself is quite lovely: full of light and white walls, timber floors and high ceilings. So no matter that our home looks far from a Real Living cover-house, it’s a pleasure to live here. And it probably is worth showing you through perhaps, even if it’s far from ‘done’.

Snippets above are:

//Fenn Moroccan Ceramic Bowl Hamimi // Painting by Melinda Harper a wedding gift from my god mother // Bronze tray from a local op-shop // Recycled cosmetic bottles by AESOP // Vintage camera, Troy’s grandmas//

What about you, are you happy with how your home looks or are you in a constant state of development? Can you and your partner agree on furniture or does it cause arguments for you too?

  1. Our home is definitely a work in progress. For the same reasons you mentioned, we can’t agree on furniture and we always looking for kid friendly stuff.

    We are gaining a little momentum now as we recently decided that hubby is too busy to have too much of an opinion. so I have been allowed to decorate on my own which is perfect for me.

  2. Nina said:

    Work in progress. There’s a bunch of furniture I want to get, but have been putting off because I’d eventually like to buy a house (we rent) and it’s hard to invest money in furniture when you don’t know how long you’ll be staying at your place.

    I really like your shots though! Very nice colors.

  3. From the photos that I’ve seen on Instagram, your home definitely looks lovely! I do love your white walls, timber floors and all that beautiful light.

    I have to say that I’m very happy with how our home looks. I’m not the type of person who copes well with ‘work-in-progress’ stages, nor do I like to constantly update the house. This is now our fifth home together, and my pattern has always been to just go hard for a few months, brainstorm, make decisions, plan, buy, decorate, consider it ‘completed’ and then sit back and relax. It’s worked in our favour that Rick and I (now) have similar tastes in decor so setting up our current home was not as stressful or anxiety-inducing as it may have been in the past…

    I would love to see the rest of your house Laura – tour away, I say! πŸ™‚

    Ronnie xo

  4. You guys have STYLE!

    We too are restricted by the way Max destroys everything of value, whether monetary or sentimental value.

    There are so many things I see in glossy magazines that I want, want, WANT for our maison, but … they’re just not Max-friendly, & if we brought another bambino into the mix? … MAYHEM! πŸ™‚

    Le sigh πŸ™‚ x

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