(while waiting for the grass to grow)
We have been working on the home renovation for our future nest since January. Seeing the fact that the house is still nameless and it is light-drenched in many corner, I call it "The Lighthouse Project". My late father gave it to me many years ago when I was still young and ungrateful about it. The house was abandoned for years and later my mom did a bit of renovation and that's where the yellow paint comes from. Dito and I haven't got the energy nor ability to start building a house from scratch.. so, renovating an old house like this become a much more reasonable option in the beginning of our marriage. The project, my friend..turns out to be super fun!
Dito and I did some of the white paints ourselves.. while the rest of the major work such as fixing the broken wall, building and adding up this and that were done by professional. It was so fun, I even consider working on the house as a recreation and time-off from the wedding thing. On the brighter side, I lose 3 pounds arranging the furniture and books (and thrilled about the result). I just loooove organizing and arranging thing (remember the list-making obsession?).. lol!
Posted below are the house after the major renovation. The project is still on progress, some artworks are still waiting to be displayed, some rooms are not ready for photo-session (Dito's studio, the guest room, and the bath), the gate needs to be renewed, I want to change the yellow paint to white (one day), and the garden plus the backyard still needs a lot of works to do. It is still nameless too (Dito and I are still debating between calling it Secha--my idea-- or Igubigu--Dito's idea).. but if you have an idea of a name, please share your thought.
The Living Room
(Elia from Simalakamma is making customized pillow case for this room and on the wall, we're going to hang our collection of small artworks made by our friends)
(I'm thinking of a nice sisal rug and a nice corner lamp here)
The Private Area
(a built-in shelf is installed as a border between public and private (left) |
the breakfast table on the corner (right) )
(that's the name of the vintage wooden deer head on the piano room)
The Master Bedroom
(we prefer it to be warm and clean without too many items to display)
The Media Room
(this is where the friends loves to hangout)
(Dito is a very passionate cook and this kitchen is probably one of his favorite room in this house)
The Dining Room
(One of Dito's work from his Finding Stillness series will look nice on this wall, I guess)
Photographed by Dito Yuwono