I've just taken a call from our bank and our loan has been approved! We didn't really have any concerns over it being approved but its still nice to now know that it is all official. 5 weeks left now until settlement.
Speaking of having our new home, I have decided on a painting concept for the 'old' part of the house. This is the current scheme, which although traditional and matches the stained glass around the front door, it isn't my style.
I know at least two of my friends will consider what I want to do very boring but, well, that is me sometimes. I like things calm and serene, especially as this is the sleeping end of the house. I plan to paint below the rail (which is painted textured wallpaper - quite effective actually) a creamy tan, the wall above the rail a quarter strength of the colour below and the architraves, corbels at the archway and ceiling, white - architraves in gloss. All of the doors have been stripped back to their original wood as you can see on the front door, so this will all tone in lovely.
A photo gallery in dark wooden frames will be hung in the hallway which will tie in with the dark fireplace.
The fan and light fitting will be changed, including the one in the entrance, as will the window treatments, but I'm not sure what with yet. Suggestion would be appreciated! This will be my husbands study at the moment but will end up becoming the kids loungeroom in future years.
Now the hunt is on to find an eco friendly paint to use. Painted Earth might be the place. Their UltraSaten looks interesting and can be colour matched to any local colour charts. I think I've got some more research to do though. I'd better get on with it as I'd like to paint this room before moving in as I don't want to move my husbands 7ft x 4ft bookcases stuffed full of hardcovers any more than I have to.
I am falling more and more in love with our new home and can't wait to move in. Hopefully the last time we move for a long time.