While Metricon is slowly getting our development application ready for council submission, I’ve decided to take a different approach to how I handle the inevitable lull periods in the project. Rather than let my irritation and frustrations get the better of me I’ve resolved to take a leaf out of a fellow house builder’s books. Johanne’s blog post on “patience and building” resonated and it’s given me a new perspective on the journey to our dream home. Thank you Johanne for inspiring me to stop whinging about how long it takes to build šŸ˜€

So, to keep miss impatient away from rearing her ugly head I need a distraction or two – house related of course.


Well, there’s the obvious distraction aka Pinterest. As I have only recently discovered the joys of this online virtual scrap booking tool, Pinterest has been a favourite time waster of mine. I have built up a good collection of beautiful images I intend to use as inspiration for the interior design of our home. It definitely came in handy during the initial landscape concept planning. I simply showed Emily my garden and outdoor room boards and voila she got my drift instantly. Easy peasy!

Whilst I think Pinterest is an amazing source of inspirations for fine tuning the overall style, look and feel of our home, I’ve been itching to get started on planning the nitty gritty of the individual room designs. A tad premature I know.

So, I’ve been searching cyberspace for an online mood board creator to help me with the fun job of selecting the furniture, colours and finishing touches for each room. Enter Polyvore.Ā It’s a simple, free to use virtual styling tool that let’s users mix and match a wide range of interior design and fashion products to create image collages called ‘sets’. It’s a one-stop shop for everything. You simply browse hundreds of products filtered by categories then just add the itemĀ that tickles your fancy until you are happy with the set. The added bonus of Polyvore is it tells you exactly where you can buy the products you selected. What a great idea!

Here’s my first attempt onĀ polyvore.


Mood board for the Family Room sans TV to be wall mounted