Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.




About Me


Hi, I'm Trish!!!

I am a wife, a mum to 4 crazy kids,a frustrated decorator, a photography enthusiast & fitness wanna be!

My beautiful Family

This is our journey as we renovate a 108 Yr old Victorian home called 'St Elmo"
in the picturesque Hunter Valley in NSW Australia




I home has a great history behind it as it was originally built as Maitland's maternity hospital, so we are having a lovely time hearing stories of its past.



Our house is located in the beautiful garden suburb of Lorn on the banks of the Hunter River
 & whilst the house itself is not heritage listed the entire suburb is heritage zoned. This means we can not change the front facade of the home & any eternal work that is visible to the street must be in keeping with that facade.

My dream guy is an electrician & excavator operator by trade & together we have renovated a couple of houses, BUT, this will be the first ever Victorian style home.

Now when I say WE, I have to admit, I mostly mean HIM. He is very clever with tools & building,
 I am the trusty assistant & interior designer!!!

I hope you enjoy the journey of building
" A dream house for Trish "


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