We thought we would add this tab to show some of the furniture, lights, bits and pieces we are going to put in our new home.

This light is my (Leanne) favourite thing for our new house. I loved it ever since I first saw it in 2009. It is to go over our dining table, and is designed by Marcel Wanders called Skygarden. The light is 900mm in diameter and our dining table is 2600mm x 1200mm. We will have four low back chairs running up each side.  We saw a knock off at Matt Blatt and it looks cheap and nasty. The original is from Euroluce.


The pendant below will be going in the centre of our Master Bedroom. It is called Mayuhana Pendant from Yamagiwa Decorative, and is also stocked by Euroluce. The designer's name is Toyo Ito. It is made from fibreglass and resin and 500mm wide.

Mayuhana Pendant

For the lounge room we are getting the Cocoon fireplace below it is from tongue+groove. The fireplace will go in our formal lounge and runs off ethanol (yey no flue). In summer you can pop ice in and use it as an esky.

Coccon Fireplace

King Furniture had a 50% off sale in early February so who were we to resist. We popped on lay-by a lounge set. We got the Phoenix in a bright green fabric called tango lime, a 3 seater and a 2 seater couch. The 2 seater doesn't have arms do we can arrange it how ever we feel. The back and side cushions can be positioned high for sitting, low for reclining or in a line for a 'normal looking' couch.

King Phoenix 

The colour (not couch)

Here is a dining room mood board we have created.

Dining Room Mood Board

Here is the sofa we have ordered from Freedom to go in our family room. It is the Hilton with chaise in Esquire Pewter fabric. 

Couch for Family Room

We also have an old occasional chair that was my mothers 40 years ago. We have had it recovered a couple of times, it has been red twice and green once, we think for this house it will be yellow (the chair is in storage at the moment so I will take a pic soon). Here is the fabric we are thinking of.

Fabric from Signature Prints

While we were at King Furniture we also picked up an outdoor setting for our alfresco. We loved the versatility it provided, we got 2x 2 seater couches which can be also rearranged to be daybeds, a table which can sit in-between the couches or independently and 2 small round tables (different sizes) as in the picture below. We didn't get the round chair or the umbrella.

King Outdoor

For our bedroom we picked an upholstered bed head from BedNest. We chose the Florence (style), extra tall (145cm) in Husk Driftwood (fabric). Isn't it beautiful ?!

BedNest bed head

We got a lovely teak bedroom setting from Bayside Furniture in Geelong. Sixty percent of their wood is reclaimed or it is from plantations. 

Bedroom 2

Our nephew stays with us quite often so this will be his room. We went to Freedom and let him choose a lamp. This is what he got. 

Halo Table Lamp

He was very happy with the print we got for his room, it is from Tiny Bird. We got a frame which fits perfectly from Ikea, it has a mount inside which makes the picture 100 x 70 cm. 

World Map Print 50 x 70

BEDROOM 3 (the baby's room)
For the baby's bedroom we have bought furniture from a Danish company called Leander. We got the cot which converts to a junior bed, a change table which converts to a desk, and a highchair which will convert to a desk chair. We also bought the cradle which will go in our room until the baby is about 6 months old. We have it all in Walnut which is shown in the chair. We will also get the Tatler 2 seater couch to go into the baby's room from Oz Design. We think it will be nice to have a place to sit for feeding and story time.

Leander Cradle

Leander Cot

Leander Change Table

Change Table as a Desk

Leander Chair

Oz Design - Tatler



  1. Hi, are you going to have a dark timber flooring? If so, are you getting it through PD or somewhere else?

  2. Yes we are, through Flooring Xtra in Point Cook. Check out this post:


  3. Thank you. Looking at what you have chosen so far and your style, I think you will have a very beautiful and elegant house. I am looking forward to see the finished product! Thank you so much for sharing your tips and building experience as I'm also thinking of building with Porter Davis. More power to yah!

  4. Hi, i love your brick selection. Could you please tell me what is the name of your selected bricks.

    1. Hi! certainly... the bricks are Austral Elements Magnesium.


  5. Thank you....I am sure you have a lovely house...Could you please tell me the garage door as well? Our colour selection is coming soon and i am quite bad with colors. We are building Amalfi 29 .

    1. Hi - the garage door we originally selected was the AGD Fineline Timber FX panel lift door in Walnut. What has been fitted is an Eco Door Walnut panel lift door. The brand is different, but the colour is basically the same.

  6. Hi again Rups...thank you for the reply. Just wondering, are you allowed to organizes your wardrobe from outside supplier or from PD?

    1. We have asked PD not to install the wardrobes. They are supplying the parts for us so we can put the shelving up in the garage.

      Our wardrobes are going to be fitted by U-Nique Wardrobes and Storage Solutions http://u-niquestorage.com.au/ We have chosen the multi shelf system.

  7. Hi Rups & Leanne, what a wonderful home you have created! Not sure if you still check this blog but I was wondering where you purchased your bar stools and dining chairs? They are quite unique!

    1. Hi there, thanks very much!

      They were bought from Sokol (www.sokol.com.au) in Fairfield Vic.

      Bar stools:


      Dining chairs:


  8. Wow! Very beautiful house, well executed interiors which looks like it's done by interior designer! My wife really likes your painting in your dining area, would you care to share where you got it and for how much? Thanks in advance and congrats to your new home!!!

    1. Thanks! We found the painting one day when wandering through the Berkowitz Furniture store at South Wharf in Melbourne. I don't think the store is there anymore, but you may be able to get it from a different one. It was just under $1,000. Cheers!

    2. Thanks for the heads up! I think Berkowitz at the Eastern side along Maroondah Hiway still in business, time to bring wifey there this weekend! Thanks again, and the hunt is on...