House Progress: Tiling and Painting

Our build is on steroids at the moment! So much has been happening.

Firstly – all the internal painting is now complete, with the exception of the gloss paint for the doors . And secondly, and the most exciting part – our tiling has started!

I chose our tiles back in April last year (a whole year ago!) and the rate I change my mind, I was so apprehensive about seeing them again…As soon as they were delivered, we tore open the boxes to see them.

Wall Tile: City Grey (200x400) Floor Tile: Lily White (400x400)

Wall Tile: City Grey (200×400) Floor Tile: Lily White (400×400)

Thankfully, I still loved them!

All of our tiles are from European Ceramics in Perth and are from the standard range. Our allowance was $44m2. We decided very early on that we didn’t have a massive (actually, we had nil) budget for “extras” as we had already gone slightly over budget on the actual house. This meant it was a big fat no to any fancy feature tiles or full height tiling… In hindsight, I am now glad we didn’t do feature tiles as we now have a blank canvas and a very neutral scheme to (hopefully) last the test of time!

I plan on adding colour and texture with towels, wall prints, canisters (I bought about 25 from K-MART – ooops), candles and other bathroom knick-knacks.

Brickbond Wall Tiles

Brickbond Wall Tiles in the Second Bathroom

Master Bathroom Tiles (no grout yet)

Master Bathroom Tiles (no grout yet)

However, despite not having any feature tiles – we did ask the builders to lay our tiles in the brickbond pattern (or subway style) in both bathrooms and I think this has made a feature out of standard tiles! This shouldn’t cost you any extra to do as it’s simply a different way of laying tiles.

Bathroom Mood Board

Bathroom Mood Board

Stay tuned as next on the list is cabinets! They are scheduled for delivery by the end of the week and will be installed by next week.


Frisky Deer Interiors

Last month I was lucky enough to win the Frisky Deers Interiors Instagram competition! I was so surprised, as I was sure winning a competition on Instagram was near impossible. So for all the skeptics out there – Yes. It is possible! Haha.

About Frisky Deer Interiors:

A gorgeous, family-owned and run, homewares shop, located in Mandurah, Western Australia. If you’re a Perthian, it’s definitely worth the drive. Not only do they have the most amazing homewares, they do delicious cakes and doughnuts and the best coffee. Ever!

For everyone else, Frisky Deer Interiors is launching an online store – yipeee!

Frisky Deer 2

Included in my prize pack were the following :

Menu World – Bottle Grinder in Ash / Carbon

Menu World Carbon GrindersI had been lusting over these grinders forever but knew if I spent $140 on salt and pepper shakers, I would end up single (not even joking). 

Robert Gordon – Pot of Gold Mug Set

Robert Gordon Mugs

Status Anxiety – Maud Wallet in Snow Cheetah


Society of Wanderers – Ivory Icelandic Sheepskin
society_of_wanderers - sheepskin

This feels and looks amazing!

FREE 2 hour E-styling consultation for any room in our house with EBONY from the Block! 


What an awesome prize! I am still unsure of what room I should ask Ebony to help me with… I was thinking the living room, theatre room or our master bedroom. What room would you choose?