Interior Design StudyBack to School

June 28, 2019by cheree9

Last Sunday, Paul and I were in our jammies drinking cups of tea until 2 pm. The electric blanket was on and all the heaters were blazing. It was another wet and miserable Winter’s day. At one point, Paul said he wished he was a bear so he could hibernate all Winter and wake up in Spring. I reminded him, like a good partner, that he still has plenty of renovating to do before he takes that long sleep!


All jokes aside it was wonderful just to take the foot off the gas pedal for a day. It also gave me some time to contemplate what’s next. Writing this blog for the last 10 months has been incrementally, insightful for me.  I know it might come as a surprise to you, but I have only just figured out how much I loved pulling rooms together.  My heart seems to beat a little faster when I line up the right paint colour or find the perfect tile.    Even now, I still get “champagne eyes” when I go into our completed bathroom.


So…I’ve decided to go back to school part-time to study Interior Design.  I am not sure what is going to happen at the end of it. I guess there are never any guarantees from completed studies. What I do know is that I want to learn more about interior design, so I can have the confidence to finish our home project, plus I want to share my new found expertise with you all.  

Here I am graduating from Samford University, U.S.A  in 1996.  I’ve lost count how many times I have been back to school since then.  There is a reason why Mum calls me a professional student! 🙂

At this early stage, I don’t know how I am going to fit in blogging, renovating, study and working in one week. It looks like I might have to hit the pause button on the writing while I give my studies some attention for the next while. Don’t worry, I aim to post about our completed rooms if and when they happen. Possibly no one cares that I am taking a break, but I thought I should say something before I do a Houdini disappearing act on you all.

My other news, (which also factored in as one of my reasons to hit the books again) is that our bathroom will be featuring in an upcoming issue of Your Home and Garden magazine. This magazine has been a favourite of mine for awhile, so to have Kristina the editor tell me that she thinks our bathroom is great – really blows my mind! The issue date hasn’t been finalised yet, but again I will let you know when it happens.

Until my next post, warm hugs and thank you for reading!




  • Toni

    June 28, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Fantastic news all round! You are inspirational x

  • cheree

    June 29, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I am genuinely touched by your comments Toni. Thanks so much! x

  • Maggie

    June 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Yay Cheree I’m sure you’ll smash it good for you!

    • cheree

      July 1, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Maggie. I’m gonna give it my best shot!! 🙂

  • Christine

    June 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    That is so awesome on every level Cheree. You are so living your best life! You go for it girl, leave nothing undone!
    PS. Make sure you tell us which edition of YHG! I love that magazine xx

    • cheree

      July 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Your comments certainly made me smile Christine! Thank you :). Yes, will definitely keep you in the loop re: YHG. The sub-editor did say it could take up to a year for publication. So it might be a long loop? Giggle. xx

  • Kelley

    August 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I love your passion for interior design !
    You and Paul have created such amazing transformations and I’m not sure going by what you have created if you need any study at all. However absolutely good on you to do this and clever you!!! Good luck and hope you enjoy . Thank you for letting us copy your bathroom tiles x

    • cheree

      August 16, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Thanks so much Kelley! Now that I am a couple of months into my study, I am learning how much I don’t know about Interior Design!! Hopefully, I can share a few more tips and tricks in the near future. x P.S I am flattered that you like our bathroom tiles so much!! 🙂

  • JamesZOwly

    April 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm

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