Toowoon Bay Renovation Rumpus Room Reveal

It’s hard to believe we’ve lived in this space for so many months (it sure as hell didn’t look like this during that time)! Writing this now takes me back to the first few months of being pregnant and being disgustingly nauseous. With 40 year old carpet, building materials everywhere and the scaffold up around the house, the room was dark and cramped! Not the most conducive environment to feeling well. BUT living in the mess makes you appreciate finished spaces – isn’t that why we all love renovating??

This space was transformed quickly as there was little structural work to be done. Once the room was gutted, we replaced the existing windows with new windows from Wideline. We chose the Horizon Residential Series for the side windows and the Paragon Architectural Series for the two windows in this room that are visible at the front of the house. Our ceiling fan is the Modn-3 fan from


Windows from Wideline


These walls are lined with Easycraft Easy VJ panels and painted with Taubmans Endure ‘Cotton Ball’ with ‘Miss Universe’ trims in a semi gloss finish. In keeping with the upstairs finishes, we’ve used Godfrey Hirst Regal Oak flooring in the 240mm wide ‘Doulton’.


Godfrey Hirst Regal Oak Doulton flooring


For window coverings, I’ve chosen a beautiful ready-made option from Hale Mercantile Co. The curtains come in a 3m length and I’m yet to get them taken up – so for the time being, they drape WAY longer than they should. I’m really happy with the ‘Sable’ colour – they are light and fresh without being too stark.


Armadillo & Co ‘Zulu’ rug


This is the ‘Lazy Time’ sofa from Camerich Furniture, we’ve had this for a couple of years now – it’s so amazingly comfortable and a style that won’t date. This is the ‘Zulu’ rug in natural and shale from Armadillo & Co. This coffee table is a bit special as it was Kyal’s parents table when they were first married – it was originally an old dining table. Kyal’s dad cut the legs short and Kyal learnt to walk around it! I’ve used an eclectic mix of cushions in this space. I love that this space will evolve with us over time, and if I want to change up the look, it really is as simple as swapping up the soft furnishings.


An eclectic mix of cushions


The leather cushion is from St Agni, the mustard cushion with white cross is Pony Rider, The pink and sage cushions are from Jardan furniture and all other cushions are from The Persian Rug Factory and are made from recycled kilims. The fin poster is from Deus Ex Machina and the macrame wall hanging is from Table Tonic.

Now… shall we talk about the elephant in the room? Kyal mentioned he wanted a pool table and I was hoping it was something he’d thought of on a whim and would forget about. But no. I was in Sydney one Saturday and Kyal phoned to let me know that he’d just bought a pool table on Gumtree and was on his way to pick it up. What am I supposed to do?? Well, as far as secondhand pool tables go, I think he’s done alright. I guess it does make a good cubby house for kids until I’m ready to tell him it’s time to go. I also have to admit we’ve already had some fun times playing pool with friends.


Kyal’s Gumtree purchase


We’ve centred the table using the medium Normann Copenhagen ‘Bell Lamp’ in sand from Surrounding.  The TV is on the opposite wall to sofa – this entertainment unit is from Globe West and we’ve painted this wall with Taubmans ‘Grey Goose’. Beautiful natives thanks to my gorgeous friend Merrin Grace Floral Design and ceramics from the local op shop!


Television wall