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.
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.
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!
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