ravenia#3 : expecting the baby

Aloha meet me again, the wifey.

Sorry to say, I decided to discontinue the project#2 because I’m pregnant now (26 weeks) and it does affect our design. We should prepare the larger bedroom for parent and baby.

In this design, there’re some changes made. The overall changes can be seen below design :


ravenia#3 design

PS. i’ve just known how to make the design has color like above 😀 by editing its preferences.


For bedroom, since we think that the baby will stay with us until toddler, then I extend the bedroom from its original (3m x 2,5m) to be 4m x 4m, on the same position -on the front of the house. I’ve placed some furnitures in the room. It seems fit for bed, wardrobe, crib and dresser and also the direct access to the toilet.

Bed, crib and dresser are on the same ‘room’. The wardrobe behind the bed has function as room separator between the bed+crib area with the walk-in-closet and the toilet. On bed+crib area has large-triple-window with blind for air circulation from sideyard garden. Also for baby sun-bathing :). I’ve put the baby dresser in front of the crib for larger space to do diaper changing, bathe the baby etc.

The bed has the bedside table, as requested by the hubby, since he doesn’t like the bed is place right beside the wall without any left space. Darling, I’ve considerated your request. Better you agree with this design, ahahahaha.


bed, crib and baby dresser


bed and walk in closet

the walk-in-closet area itself is connected to the toilet. So when the we finish take a bath, we will enter the wal-in-closet. The wardrobe has sliding door to save the space for people mobilization. The mobilization area is about 1m. This area also has the frosted-glass-window with blind to control the sideyard garden.

The door to access the toilet is also the sliding door, it’s about 15-20 cm above the floor to avoid the water comes from toilet while we have activity in the toilet.


the walk-in-closet


The living room to welcome the guest is on its original position and its shares with TV room. The furniture in this room is so simple, just bench with pillows with higher part on the corner side as table. The-table-higher-part is also can be storage for snack for the coming guests. The position of door & window are still in their original position without any changes.


living room


family room

The living room and the family room is divided by a shelf. Since the limited space, the family room is using the carpet. The TV and its accessories are ‘floating’ on the wall. Our wedding picture will be placed above the TV 🙂


The kitchen, service area and the praying room (mushola) are placed on back. The kitchen  has L formed with bar table for dine. It  has access to the praying area and service area. The mushola is borderless connected with the service area with has the wet area. The mushola is sufficient for 2 persons or when it’s not use can be used as ‘additional space’ for guess room. Just put a single bed to lay down.

The praying area is also can be the additional space for cooking activity if there’s some family gathering.



I want the washing and ironing activity are done in this area, so I will not see the crowded of the un-ironed clothes spreading everywhere. This special area will keep the home tidy and neat :). The service area is not only have the open space above the wet area, but also it has small water tank -completed with faucet, to save the rain for rain harvesting purpose. I plan to filter the rain water using the traditional ways before it’s saved on the water tank. The filtered-rain-water will be used for soaking the dirty napkin or to mop the floor.

The wet area in this service area also has the water installation for clean water for wudhu.

The service area is separated from the family room by a sliding door. The sliding door also keeps the privacy if the praying area turns to be the additional guest room.


praying room and service area


service area


service area and family room


service area and family room


praying area with height 15-20cm from floor


praying area


The toilet is on the original position but it’s extend 1m to sideyard to adapt the bedroom extension. The toilet extension is for AC compressor, gas and rain-water-tank storage for toilet needs.

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There’s a terrace in front of the living room and little path to access the carport.


front terrace

the sideyard has little path to access the house from sideyard. The gazebo and the bench for BBQ are provided for family gathering.


gazebo and BBQ spot



We’re so exciting wait the baby ^^


teak benches


See you again. Sorry for not posting a long time. It’s finally because, i agree hubby’s design for room arrangement. While for details, I’m still insisting to take mine too.

Today, I attend a meeting from syariah bank near from my house for bill payment point promotion. After that, I have lunch on a little small resto named “Kedai 2 nyonya” next to that bank. I order Tengkleng. Frankly, i’m not so familiat with this ‘new’ menu, but since my brother-in-law want-to-taste-it-so-badly then I curious about it. And finally, I try it today. Not so bad.



while enjoying the tengkleng, I see the bench on this venue. I’m so interested with the benches. It’s so well-furnished and so simple. I think it’s nice for outdoor usage like in the my future garden.

benches for indoor or door

benches for indoor or door

Then I ask the owner of this resto :

Me : Mam, do you make it by custom or the seller’s already had this design?

owner : No, I dont make it customly, I just said that i wanted multi-function furniture and they gave me this design. And I love it. I can use it for study table for kids once it’s not used anymore. It’s came from Jepara, it’s made from real jati or teak, even it’s not the old teak which is more expensive. This set of table and bench can be bench itself, just fold then the  ‘table’ will be the back rest of the bench.

me : wow… how much for each pair, mam?

owner : it’s about some hundred US dollars and it’s included delivery fee.

me : hm… reasonable and reachable price.

owner : yeah, many people and furniture vendors asked about it also. 

me : thanks for information. may i capture them up?

owner : sure, it’s my pleasure.

The owner is so friendly and smiling often. I love the idea of the bench. After paying the lunch bill, i went home.

When my brother in law wants tengkleng badly, now I want that bench badly!

have a nice bench day 😀

Ravenia#2 : when bedroom turns to be living room


The room area is 2,5m x 3m. I’ve added 2 additional windows on the side wall so we can see the sideyard garden. Non-smoking guest can breathe the fresh air. For the smoked guest, these additional windows will help to blow the smoke away from this room. Yes, hate to say that the hubby smokes.

Why I dont keep it as bedroom? Because the area is too small. I cant see any floor to step on, when our queen-sized bed inside. Then I choose to turn it into livingroom. I think it’s suitable to meet formal guest, since we will not be visited by guests everyday. So a small room is quite enough. One day if we have high frequency of visitation, we will consider to make this room larger.

I add new door for the guests’ access so they can go directly to this room.
AS this room is quite small, then I give mirror so it will reflect all things in this room and will make the room looks bigger.

living room

living room

I dont use sofa for this small room, because it will take alot of space of this room. Then I choose benches for seat, they help the room look bigger. The table is higher than benches, adapted from cafe.
The benches inspiration is like below image.

I’m not certain when applying purple as the color theme of this room since the dark color usually will impress that room is smaller. You may check the color phychology here. But, thanks to mirror, no matter dark color I will use, the room is still larger that its original :D.



That’s my living room inspiration. How about yours ?