Our House – The Lounge

I am loving our new house still. A couple of weeks back I showed off my kitchen and this time I am sharing pictures of our lounge.

 

lounge

lounge from front

 

I love this room – the built in shelves and cupboards allow room for (almost) all our books and records, and are a great way of showing off random bits and bobs.

It is not quite finished yet – regular readers will know I am looking for the perfect rug, I am also on the look out for a new lamp for next to the sofa. I say new, I mean old. I want something that I can’t quite put into words but will know when I spot it in one of our local vintage warehouses.

We need a little more art for the walls. We have plenty, but the room can be quite dark and cold looking, so I want something to add a splash of colour to the expanse of white.

 

lounge bookshelves

lounge flamingo record player

fireplace

 

Another way we have bought colour in is with our stuff….treasures I call them, tat if you ask my teenager. I have mostly stuck to using our pink and red things – not a combo recommended by most colour wheels, but I like it! And I am undecided about the windows – we have gorgeous original shutters, which I don’t want to hide behind curtains, but may well swag something funky across the top of the pre-existing curtain pole as it looks odd being bare.

I love that the room naturally lends itself to dividing into two areas. One end has sofas and a fireplace, the telly and a generally grown up feel. The other end has brightly coloured toys and a video game area. When the kids are in bed ‘my’ end of the lounge is free of kid stuff, and if I leave the other end in darkness I can’t even see it!

 

lounge play area

lounge games area

 

It also opens via a large arch straight into the kitchen diner. I was never a fan of open plan, but am finding this almost version of it works very well. The kitchen is round the corner – so you can’t see the washing up if you have been too lazy to do it – but while cooking I am close enough to intervene in sibling battles before blood is shed.

I love this room, and look forward to continuing adding to it and shifting things about as we get to know it better,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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    • May 1, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      I timed my photos with the morning sun, it can feel quite dark from early afternoon onwards, but still lovely!
      Sonya Cisco recently posted…Our House – The LoungeMy Profile

  1. May 1, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Please tell me your home isn’t always this tidy ?
    It’s a gorgeous lounge and I’m delighted you’ve found a home you love after all the hassle it took.

    Hopefully catch up at Britmums ?

    S xxx
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    • May 1, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Haha not always, but so far I am in the new house honeymoon phase where I keep tidying up, which is both most unlike me and pointless in a house with 3 kids!
      Sonya Cisco recently posted…Our House – The LoungeMy Profile

      • May 1, 2015 / 8:55 pm

        Oh, and sadly no Britmums for me this year – OH is co-running a Ska/Punk festival that weekend so I will be on kid duty. I am doing BlogOn Win and hopefully Blogfest tho 🙂
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  2. May 1, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    You mentioned children so I am amazed at how tidy your room is!! My son is 20 and he still manages to mess up the living room!
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    • May 1, 2015 / 8:57 pm

      Yup, three of them, believe me it is not always that tidy!

  3. May 2, 2015 / 8:51 am

    It’s absolutely stunning! You really have found a perfect home there. I bet it was worth the wait and the stress! x
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    • May 2, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Yes – I love it here – just hoping they dont want us out at the end of the 12 months!

  4. May 2, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    It has a great feel, a loved home. I like your stuff, lots of quirky things and so many books. (You have a cheeky teenager, I bet she has lots of tut) I like going to friends houses and seeing their personality. I hope you find what your looking for, for that splash of colour. Maybe get the kids to make some hand/footprints art and frame them.
    Thanks, lovely post. x
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    • May 2, 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Yes, had thought about getting a big canvas and involving the kids – be personal that way wouldn’t it!

    • May 2, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      We have been in about 6 weeks now – but there are still unpacked boxes in our room!

  5. May 2, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    I love it! It’s much more tidy than my place, but I’m really happy to see a normal home for a change – it kinda depresses me when I keep seeing all these beautifully styled homes that look like from catalogue lol! I just wish my boy’s toys would stay so nicely organised for more than half an hour any time lol!
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    • May 2, 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Oh yes, I spend half my day packing away toys!

  6. May 4, 2015 / 8:14 am

    It’s gorgeous…. it really is – I’m not surprised you are showing it off, and I love those book shelves as well. X
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