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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, May 5, 2010

Tonight I'm thinking....

pic from the lovely Lotta Agaton

Oh I'm out of my "zone" at the moment for sure.  After months of looking at other peoples gorgeous homes and interior design schemes I think I have gone into meltdown...lost the plot....

  • one minute its a black kitchen, the next minute its going to be white!!
  • I think I like pebble tiles....then I'm not so sure!
  • do I go for painted doors....or should I go for wood?
  • Do I really need coving....no...or maybe I do?
I think I've lost my own sense of Style....I'm experiencing an

information overload

has this happened to anyone else??....am I alone in my total indecisiveness and absolute fear of the "interior design"???


  1. Make a decision and stick to you. Don't keep looking for the "bigger, better deal"... as you will always find it!... and then how do you stop? Trust your instincts.... trust your inate sense of style. You can do it! Read all your motivating side bar quotes love! A-M xx

  2. Oh my husband is with you A-M, I'd say I'm driving him crazy! and you are right of course, I do know these things really, just think the enormity of the project has got to me for the moment....

  3. Just found your blog and it's fun to see your progress with this house!

  4. I'd go white kitchen as we have such dull weather in Ireland it will keep it bright, light and clean looking:)
    You'll like the tiles once the room is finished but don't have the same tiles in all bathrooms
    Have one bathroom with painted walls and tiles only where required as that way you can change the decor really easily and accessorize using different colours when you want a change.
    Painted doors are alot of work as you will need to repaint them sooner than you would have to revarnish, also remember if you paint doors you'll have to also paint architraves and all skirting boards too.
    Coving is pretty but depends what kind of overall look you are going for, also if you have some sloped ceiling the coving won't look as good.

    My advise to you is forget other people's home and design yours just the way you like it :) If that means green tiles and orange carpets go for it!

    And here's me telling you what to do!

    All things nice...

  5. Just loving your blog : ) keep up the great work.

  6. Oh dear!
    I completely empathise.....
    Just take a break...step back....so be it if you dont move in on time, perhaps go away for a weekend, maybe even a nice treatment in some spa.

    I can't imagine the enormity of this whole project. Would you perhaps consider getting a professional interior designer in for the day as a springboard for your ideas to get their professional opinion if not to benefit from their fresh eyes.

    Louise *)


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