I am so excited to say that we’re finally in our new home. After nine long months of very hard work, we’ve renovated our house and moved in.
You can see my last posts to see what kind of a state it was really in:
I was waiting until the house was absolutely perfect and 100% finished before starting to write posts about it. Things aren’t quite finished and I’m still waiting to buy the finishing touches and give it a homey, travel theme. If I’ve learned one thing recently, it’s that a home is never ‘perfect’ when you have a baby and a very busy life. It our version of perfect thought. It’s perfect for us and I love it, despite the fact that we have wires hanging out in random places, we already have grubby hand prints on the walls, paw prints on the doors and a lot of our junk still hasn’t found a home.
We’ve painted the entire house white and now it’s like a gorgeous, blank canvas for us to start playing with.
I’m a firm believer that the kitchen is the heart of any home so let’s start there…
I wanted a relaxed, bright and fun kitchen so opted for this gorgeous blue colour. The kitchen and all appliances came from Howdens. We blew our budget on a slate floor but I’m so glad we did. It looks great and we don’t need to worry about scuffs and scratches.
These clocks are my favourite bit of décor in the kitchen. The clocks are from George Home at Asda and I created the text stickers using Tenstickers. They have a really easy service where you select the text, the size and the font and they arrived in five days.
We chose cities that meant something to us rather than just random cities. I like that it’s personal – but I do wish I’d realised that Hong Kong and New York are exactly 12 hours apart! Fail.
Every kitchen needs a chalkboard. I intended it to be used for ‘inspirational messages’ and reminders but, more often than not, it ends up with childish doodles on it – the type 12 year old boys doodle.
So here are the travel themed kitchen products on my wish list!
There’ll be more from my travel themed home coming over the next few weeks!