Well, we like our interior paint colour - what a relief! The 'British Paints - Tiger White' colour is clean and bright, but also has a warmth that we enjoy.
Some more electrical fitting happened - including our white induction cooktop. Once the white tile splash back is done, the white cooktop should camouflage and not stick out like a black one would.
The most exciting development this week however, is the power! Our LED push-switches came to life, and we put them to use to see whether our lighting design worked in real life. At our last house, we installed too many LED downlights (in cool white) - so we ended up hardly ever using them.
We love the soft glow of lamps (everyone looks gorgeous under soft gold lighting), and this time around we wanted that soft glow lighting from our ceiling fixtures too. We opted for warm white, low voltage LED downlights with recessed chips, narrow beam angle and no diffusers (in laymans terms, less light output and less glare).
The overall effect is moody and cosy - which is perfect. I love the patterns that the different fittings cast onto the walls. We also repeated a small dark grey wall light that throws an angled beam up and down. It's an exterior fitting, but we used it both outside and inside. The angled beam is like art on the walls and makes the spaces really intimate and dramatic.
Our chandeliers came without bulbs (just like the toy on Christmas morning without batteries). To buy in Australia the bulbs are around $20 each, and we need 24 of them - so Michael found them online for about $3 each, but we have to wait. Something to look forward to in a few weeks time when they arrive from China.