Thursday, July 8, 2010

Living Room Latest

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven’t been on here for a few days – between our new skirtings being installed and all our power points being moved, Grace and I were pretty much confined to the living room. I was also without an Internet connection for a little spell so my poor little blog has been a bit neglected. Thanks for all your get well wishes for Grace – she seems to be much better now and is almost back to her usual happy little self.

Here in Perth, we've had a record number of minimum temperatures below 5°C lately and in our little house, we're unfortunately still without a heater. The latest with our 'living room heater dying dilema' is that we have decided to go ahead and build out the section of wall required for a new in-built gas heater. I don't think the extra 30 centimetres will encroach on the room too much and either way, this step is inevitable if our vision of a glowing log-fire-look in-built heater is to come to life.

My mum's partner who is a carpenter has kindly said he can do this job for us so hopefully he can do so in the next week or so and by then, the unit we're ordering on Saturday should have arrived and can be installed. You can see our choice of heater here.

As for what to do on either side of the built out section of wall, we've decided not to rush into any decisions too soon, especially seeing as this is an expense we hadn't been expecting at the moment. With all the wonderful ideas I have gained from your comments back on this post, I will continue flicking through my mountain of interiors magazines and browsing online until I come up with the perfect design for our living area that is both practical and pleasing to the eye. In the meantime, I'll just have to keep warm on our couch snuggled up under our spare doona and try not to complain too much about how freezing it is in our house.

We do have some ideas for small changes we'd like to make to our living room in the near future which I'll share with you soon. For now, here are a few cosy looking living rooms with fireplaces I've come across so far...

Image #1 from Small Place Style
Image #2 from Ideal Home
Image #3 from Glimpse of Style


  1. Glad to hear it's all happening. I have been thinking of you when I see the low temperatures in WA. I'm not sure how I would have coped. I really like your inspiration images - the first one in particular is so cosy.
    I look forward to seeing the end result! x

  2. Hi Amanda, hope you guys are not too chilly!! If you pop by my blog I gave you an award!!:)

  3. Hi Amanda...I know exactly how you feel as we suffered until monday when we finally got our heating installed....with all that in mind I thought you might like some inspiration. I posted a whole heap of ideas for a fireplace a couple of days ago if you want to check them out.....

  4. Oh, sorry to hear poor little Grace is unwell - snuggle up under a blanket and take care of yourselves! I think you've done the right thing with your fireplace - you'll more than make up for the loss of a little space with the benefits the fire will bring, and it's a great focal point for the room too. Looking forward to seeing it all come together! K xx

  5. You poor thing Amanada. I really feel the cold and hate it when I can't get warm. I hope you get your new heater installed in record time. It is very exciting though and I can't wait to see what it looks like. xx

  6. Hi Amanda, so nice to see you back on the blog, I missed your posts. I'm glad the heater is on it's way and I can't wait to see it! The one you've chosen looks great, oh it will be so nice and cozy by the fire!!! I hope you and Gracie can get through the next few days with this cold weather!

  7. Hi Amanda, have been wondering how you've been going! Good news to hear you're going ahead with the built-in fireplace! It will look wonderful - can't wait to see the end result! Christine x

  8. I'm sorry to hear that your sweet little one wasn't feeling well Amanda but it's good to hear that she is now feeling better. I love your choice of heaters hopefully it gets in soon so you'll all be nice and cosy, gee it sounds so cold. Keep warm sweetie. xo

  9. I'm glad Grace is feeling better, we all got something as well.. yuck! It sounds like you are getting a bit done, that's exciting, and I hope you get your heater soon, you poor loves!! Fr fr freezing! I love that first image.. it looks super cozy...
    Flick xo

  10. Oh Amanda, I hope you are able to get your heater installed quick smart!! I am sure the one you have bought is going to look fantastic:) Stay warm sweetie ~ Tina xx

  11. Hi Amanda,
    It'so exciting having work done to your home although it can be frustrating at times.Glad to hear you have decided on a heating solution and i hope it's all finished for you soon so you can be toasty and warm again. So glad to hear Grace is on the mend.

  12. Hope you get some heating soon..You know, Dame Murdoch has never had heating at her property Cruden Farm. She says heating makes you soft! I think I'd rather be a little soft.. We've got a painter here finally so the little ones and I are confined to the playroom..not such a bad thing! Stay warm..Rachaelxx


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