I moved into my new house a few months ago and because it’s rented, albeit part furnished, I’ve had to buy a few new key pieces of furniture for the house. I say ‘had to’ … I ‘wanted to!’ This pale blue chest of drawers was from eBay and as beautiful as it is, the drawers are annoyingly clunky so they’re hard to pull out and push in. There’s definitely a knack to it! But it’s SO pretty I can’t bear to part with it.
I’ve finally got a place where I can display just a small amount of my jewellery and you might notice the leopard print make-up bag in the background … I do have a penchant for animal prints, although I’m trying to wean myself off. There’s also a new bottle of Prada perfume at the front – bought on a recent trip to France!
These ceramic birds are on the wall in my lounge and sit (fly?) above my SMEG fire. They’re awesome. They’re so Hilda Ogden (Google it if you’re not old enough to remember her) but a little bit more upmarket (I hope!) I’d say 90% of the walls in my house are white and these birds add a lovely pop of colour, although unfortunately, the photo doesn’t really do them justice – like all birds, they’re much more beautiful in real life!
I love this old school radiator that’s in the lounge – not only does it get incredibly hot, incredibly quick, but it’s a real statement piece because it’s the first thing you notice when you walk in. The grey goes with the theme of the room but I’ve tried to add some colour by using pieces like this burgundy footstool. And if anyone can recognise me by my feet, you definitely win a bonus prize!
Recently, the calm of my serene lounge has been mightily disrupted by the return of a certain family member, as you’ll see by the decks that have suddenly appeared. He’s a massive fan of music and has DJ’ed whilst he’s been away at Uni but for the love of God I wish he’d keep his stuff in his room. (In his defence, he’s been relegated to the box room so there’s not a great deal of space!)
I’m a big fan of quirky lampshades and this house has plenty, with this particular one being in the kitchen. And no, that’s not a dungeon behind you, just some very very unusual wallpaper.
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