As we travel to Mt Buller it’s a nice time to reflect on the year so far. With back to back projects running over the Christmas break and into the new year we haven’t had much time for newsletters or social media. But we are working on it.
Waking this morning to our first frost of the winter reminds me this is our third year completing our ski projects on time for the opening skiing weekend – curtain install and bed delivery today and it’s all done. It’s a big challenge working so far from home, but this year felt so much easier given we now have a reliable team based in Merrijig. And used our Melbourne based joiner and curtain company as it allows us to be more creative in the design, but their prices are equivalent to local tradies and their work is fantastic.
January saw the completion of two coastal properties on the Mornington Peninsula. Both were decorating projects which involved new flooring (carpet and timber), new window furnishings and selection and purchasing of furniture both indoors and out. We also completed a gorgeous fit out in Surrey Hills comprising of all new lighting, colour scheme, furniture, rugs, artwork and swapping an open wood fireplace for a new gas fire and joinery unit – again just in time for winter!
The completion of Buller means we are scheduling the next 3 months work. With my own personal renovation well under way we are hoping to move our builders straight from McArthur St to our next big renovation project in South Melbourne then back to Moonee Ponds, where we are busy designing a new kitchen. Keeping the builders on their toes with a deck extension in Port Melbourne, some landscaping in Kew and another fire swap in East Hawthorn all at the same time. As well as concept stages of a very exciting retail project that is still top secret… but watch this space.
We’re so excited to start our South Melbourne project – permits have been issued and we are working together again with Saltbox Architecture which is always a nice collaboration. We are gutting the back room of a double fronted victorian right near South Melbourne markets – it may be a 6 pack of dimmies rather than beer on a Friday afternoon!!
Writing all this I realize how lucky I am to be in this profession. The variety of work, the access to different areas of Victoria and interacting with our lovely clients all make for an interesting week and the time is flying by. I’ve also somehow managed to fit in the next level of my Sketchup architectural documentation course – Adrian from Sketchup Training was fantastic and I’m inspired to continue with my learning.