Our new home — more photos

Our architect, Fiona Gibson, had the house photographed a few months ago for her website and recently shared them with me. I know we’ve already shared the photos of our home featured on The Design Files, but Fiona’s photographer, Natalie McComas, snapped a few more photos of rooms not featured before, specifically our ensuite bathroom, the laundry room, and some exterior shots. I thought I would share them here for any house renovation enthusiasts. πŸ™‚

It’s interesting seeing these photos now, as I can already tell the difference between then and now in terms of how lived-in our home has become. Shelves are fuller, there’s more art on the walls, the white walls are probably a little less white (!), and this house just feels more alive and loved and less like a newly renovated house. But I’m thankful to have these photos of our house in its newness!

45 thoughts on “Our new home — more photos

    • Haha! It’s in our ensuite bathroom, and yes I do love it! It’s just hard to get a good photo of it. But I’ll try to snap a photo at some point to share! xx

    • Hi Katie,
      We have a basement under the house where most of the toys and games are kept. The kids often go down there and play, which is nice because it keeps the house from getting too messy. Our house is small, so I’ve found that it’s best to keep it quite minimal or else it becomes a huge mess really quickly. Also, as I mentioned in the text, these photos were taken shortly after we moved in — it’s become much more lived-in and cluttered in the few months that have passed. πŸ™‚ x

    • The basement is still a work in progress, but I’ll try to snap some photos for you. We’re so thankful for that space because the kids are down there playing all the time (and I don’t have to stress about the mess!). xx

  1. Gorgeous! Although I admit I have been waiting with baited breath to see a photo of your pink en-suite shower. After seeing your Insta stories we ended up choosing pale pink tiles for a bathroom renovation we’re doing. Completely different tiles (glass mosaic) but I’m excited to see other pink bathrooms none the less!

      • Hi Courtney, would you mind sharing the name of the white paint you used on the walls? Feeling very confused by all of the choices! The paint you have used looks great and fresh πŸ™‚

  2. You did such an incredible job Courtney! Sets my mind and soul at ease…. such simple, thoughtful and beautiful craftsmanship in everything. So inspiring, would love love loooove to see more!!! xx

  3. Hi Courtney, would you mind sharing the colour of your white paint? I’m having a monster of a time trying to choose the right white for our new home!

    • Hi Louise,
      I remember those hard decisions! It kept me up at night!!
      We ended up choosing ‘Natural White’ by Dulux for the walls and ‘Vivid White’ for the ceilings. We found the Natural White to be a nice, warm white that really works in this old home. But it totally depends on your home, the floors, how much light comes through the windows, how high the ceilings are, etc. etc. A friend of mine told me she always uses ‘Vivid White’ on her walls (and her home is beautiful!), but when I tried Vivid White on our walls, it looked way too bright.
      Anyway, I hope that helps! xx

  4. Hi Courtney! Your home (and family) are such a dream!! We are moving soon and I would love to do built in bunk beds like you have for your girls! Any suggestions of where to find a good design?

    • Hi Kate,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We just created our own design, based on a few different photos I spotted on Instagram. I sort of took elements of a few different designs and incorporated them into our own space, and worked with a team of builders to come up with the design. Sorry I can’t direct you to one design we used. x

  5. Hi Courtney- These pics are beautiful! Wondering if you used unlaquered/polished brass for all of your faucets or antique/brushed gold? Do you have links to the faucets you chose? Thanks!

  6. Hi Courtney, more questions! Your dining table looks lovely, was that a local find or something I might find in Sydney?? Thx Kate x

    • Hi Kate,
      We bought the table from West Elm two years ago. It was made with sustainably sourced wood, which we liked. It’s expandable with a middle leaf, which we always have in it because we need the big size. Hope that helps. Maybe they still sell it? xx

  7. Your home is beautiful Courtney. I’ve admired your interior style for a while – always so fresh and welcoming. Lovely xx

    • I recall Courtney put some pics of the pink tile shower on her Instagram shortly after this blog post.

  8. I love the simplicity, brightness and especially cleanliness of your home. Please tell me how you keep it so spotless with littles. I have 5 children, youngest now 17, but my home has never seen such cleanliness.

    • Hi Susan,
      Thanks for the comment.
      I’m a constant tidy-upper. I also spend 20 minutes each morning and 10 minutes before going to bed tidying up the house and putting things back into place. But I think the biggest thing you can do to keep your home tidy is to buy less and keep things minimal. We don’t have closets in our house, only small free-standing wardrobes, so we can only have what fits in there. I really think this helps keep clutter to a minimum. Also, we have a basement where lots of the toys are kept and the mess usually stays down there. πŸ™‚ xx

    • Thanks for the question. It’s Dieskau by Dulux. The white trims are Lexicon Quarter (also by Dulux). x

      • Oh it’s a grey! It looks so white in the images! Thanks very much for letting me know it’s much appreciated.

      • That’s the thing about greys and whites — they look so different in the sunlight. I think if you go too white, it can look too bright. But it totally depends on the lighting and the nature around your house. People think our house is white, but technically it’s a grey. xx

    • Hi Sandy,
      I think our roof is Woodland Grey, a colorbond colour.
      I think our gutters are the same colour as the house — Dieskau by Dulux.

  9. Hi! I came actually your lovely home on Pinterest searching for fireplace ideas. We are about to install a wood burning stove in our small living room and we need it as close to the wall as possible. I suggested ship lap and my husband thought is was nuts πŸ˜†. Can you give a bit of info on how you were able to get the stove so close to the wall? Fire/ heat barrier? THANK YOU!

  10. Hi Courtney, would you be so kind and let me know the size of your laundry room? I am building a small home addition and I LOVE your laundry room with the built ins and I am wondering if I have enough room! Thank you so much!

    • Thanks so much. Are you asking about the kitchen range or the wood fired stove?
      The kitchen range is by LaCanche and the woodburning stove was in the house when we bought it — it’s old, perhaps original to the house? I have no idea what brand it is. xx

      • Oops! I should have specified. Thank you so much! I was wondering about the woodburning stove – it’s gorgeous and I’ve been looking for a similar one!! I will continue my quest for a vintage one πŸ™‚

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