Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day two – debris!

The demolition has begun, with all the walls and ceilings being removed from the bedrooms. Wow, is that a messy job! We tackled a stunning combination of bad 70’s fake paneling, gyprock and the 1940’s gyprock (forgotten the name, lol). Miss I wanted to keep her fake paneling. We said no.
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Main bedroom.
Mmmm, nice curtains! Only improved by the, ahem, lurvely wall colour.
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Gorgeous pine flooring found under revolting carpet (and 1940’s lino under the carpet…and 1940’s newspapers under the lino). Unfortunately this is the flooring, so it is just too cold in this neck of the woods to leave the boards uncovered. Sob. I have to wrap my head around finding a carpet I can live with – bedrooms only.
Hubs and I are desperate for some advice as to how/what sort of face-mask to wear as we both wear glasses and they just fog up?? Any ideas greatly appreciated.
More pics to come as the week progresses. Promise :)


Friday, August 27, 2010

Well hello lovelies!

So happy to be in the new digs!
For those that have com over from Under the Pepper Tree, great to see you again! For anyone new to my blog, welcome and I hope you enjoy!
So why the change from UTPT? Well, life took a change for me and although some content will be along similar lines, I really feel that I have a clearer picture of what I would like to record and share, for myself and my readers.
In the past month I have sold our first home, moved nearly 500 kms away back to my childhood home and moved into a rental (ugh). Nouveau Traditionalis is a record of my efforts in creating the life I have always wanted for myself, my children and my marriage. I will be posting all things related to making “new traditions” – special routines with my daughters and family, inspiration for our new home, and any other bits of goodness that I come across.
So, enjoy and let me know what takes your fancy!

For Sale: a do-er upper ripe for a crazy couple…

Well, it is happening! We have brought a renovator’s delight and are just delighted by all the um, fun, ahead of us. It will be a slow process – are you ready to join in? Good – I’m going to need your help!
Photos to follow…