Tree Change

From the photos below, you will get a real sense of what I mean when I describe our move as a tree change.

This morning I walked up the street a bit to get these shots and it was like seeing the block for the first time again. For the last few months we’ve been so focus and busy on just the house site that I hadn’t paid any attention to the surrounding area. Even though it was overcast and showery, it was still beautiful to look at the landscape and made me remember what drew us to this beautiful spot in the first place.



Admittedly, I had a pang of sadness that it wasn’t a beautifully restored Queenslander sitting perched atop our little block, but I am so grateful to everyone who has contributed their talents to create a unique and funky midcentury inspired home for us. We definitely live in the “lucky country”. It really rocks to have so much freedom and choice. I have no doubt that we will come back to the Queenslander project in the future and find another, equally perfect block!

In case you hadn’t heard (where have you been??), it was my very talented brother-in-law, Simon Hughes of HBE Architects who designed our house to take advantage of the beautiful views and breezes. If you are in need of an experienced and knowledgable architect for your next project, please don’t hesitate to contact me for his details. I can’t wait to share the recent renovations Simon and my sister-in-law, Deanne, have undertaken on a house in Brisbane. All I can say is that it is a truly amazing transformation!

Raised eyebrows

If you have eyebrows like Miranda Kerr, you are welcome to raise them at whatever you like. You’ve been gifted good brows, flaunt it.

If not, lower them to their regular location when I talk about our external colour choice. You may have noticed our black window frames? If not, shame on you. But it’s not too late to go back and look at my previous post.

Anyways, I digress. Paint. Outside. I’ve been asked about the thermal impact our paint colour choice will have. This is about how much I care = 0. And my carefreeness (making up words now people) was finally rewarded. No, not pregnant. Guess again. Somehow, someone stuffed up with the insulation stuff that goes in the roof. So we got double. Yay! After living in a fibro shack with NO insulation or aircon for 7 years, the universe rewarded us. Who are we to argue with the universe.

Here are a few examples of the colour palette we will be rocking! I laugh in the face of heat transfer due to dark colours (at least I do at this moment).   I can’t remember my Pintrest password, so you’ll just have to search “black house” on Pintrest to find the source of my naughty screen shots.