Category Archives: Our {k}nest

The Original

The proper photos we have of our knest are circa 2008.  So I will take this opportunity to put up these shots and I can then add the changed photos for each room in the next coming days and weeks.






Dining Room

Lounge Room

Guest Room / Study

Master Bedroom (Angle 1)

Master Bedroom (Angle 2)


{K}eily Nest Est. 2008

The first of August marked 3 years in our first home, a townhouse, which due to our pet names of Duck and Drake, is nick-named by family and friends as the Nest (or Knest with our surname initial..) Unfortunately busy lives and family spread across four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and England) has meant that most of our loved ones don’t even know what our knest looks like, let alone have had the pleasure of sharing a beer on the (small) patio.

Our two-storey, two bedroom townhouse was purchased from an investor lending to the décor consisting of very plain walls and carpet, and a garden begging for some tender love and care. We nursed the garden quick smart with help from my green-thumbed mother-in-law, and extended the paved patio with brother-in-law and father-in-law.

Three years later not much has changed, as our purchase of this property was intended as a temporary step into the real estate market to move up to a larger home. As time has gone on, I have become quite attached to our little nest. Most notably, after 3 weeks of house-sitting for my In-Laws in their large 5 bedroom house, I appreciate so much more how our space works for us.