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We moved to Ireland with the notion of building our "dream" home in May 2007 after purchasing the site earlier on that year. Mr C is Irish and originally from Limerick but he remains in the UK during the week, his job is running www.cruise.co.uk and earning the bucks that will hopefully allow us to "live the dream."

It's taken us almost two years but ground will be broken on the site by the end of May 09!! A lot of blood, sweat & loads of tears (all mine!) have gone into this project already, we left a fabulous house behind in Newcastle...and now for my Kevin McLeod bit, "can the new build can live up to my expectations and the old house we left behind"? I'm not sure...keep watching my blog and you'll find out!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bedroom Colour Schemes
(That's not the right colour blue Mum!)

I'm attempting to nail down the general colour schemes for the girls rooms amongst other things at the moment.  I know this may seem premature as my windows don't arrive until 18th January (oh how happy I will be once they are eventually fitted!) and plastering out can't  be completed til windows are in situ.  However Mark my contractor has tiling scheduled to start at the end of the month...yes that's right this month....as in January 2010! 

That therefore brings me right back round to why nailing down the colour scheme is important, as I need to make sure tiles I choose for the girls en-suites fit in with the colour schemes of their bedrooms.....and with 3 very opinionated young ladies to deal with here, this is going to be one of the toughest parts of the build.  

It's only natural I guess that the girls are both excited and exacting about "THEIR ROOMS."  We will have been living in our rented accommodation for over 3 years by June 2010, when we are scheduled be moving in to our new house.  So there has been very little in the way of 'creative freedom' in designing their own space during this time and they have now practically 'out-grown' their old bedroom furniture to boot! 

"Bless This Mess"

It does make me smile when I think that we are building this great big family house, where they will each get their "big own space" that they claim to so crave.  Then I laugh when I remember that they have just spent the whole of their Christmas holidays and every other school holiday during the past year, sleeping together in a rather 'dormitory' style fashion (through their own choice I may add) in my youngest daughters room!  

My 8 year old daughter is the most decisive about what she wants for a colour scheme "Blue - Pink - Red - White = BRIGHT"

image via madebygirl

This is what her room looks like right now...with her in it!

Can't wait to go to town on this room with some bright paint and prints

I'm especially loving PIP Studio at the moment,
see decor8 here and here for low down on this Dutch designer.

Loving this FL/Y pendant light by Kartell too.  The ceiling is very high so the light fitting needs to be larger than life!


  1. Oh, I'm so jealous...decorating a girl's room, how fun! My three boys could pretty much care less about what happens in their spaces. Which, considering the fact that I am a control freak, is probably a good thing.

    By the way, I have two of those Kartell fixtures. The light blue in my 4-year-old's room and an orange in our basement play room. And I LOVE them!

  2. Oh you got some big decisions there, little girls rooms are so sweet, sometimes I wish I could decorate my room with baby blues and pinks which someday I will do. Did you think of keeping the bathrooms neutral with whites and then accessorising using some funky colours or floral patterns from cath kidston that kind of thing, that way it won't date as quick and when you get fed up with it just buy new accessories.

    All things nice...

  3. Kartell pendant is definitely on the shopping list...just have to decide on which colour blue!


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