but I'm having fun working on it...
Here's my most recent 'work':
We bought our vintage teak sideboard about a month ago. It was designed by Nils Jonsson, (a Swedish architect and designer) and manufactured by Troeds in 1960. It's stunning isn't it...
We feel like grown-ups now!
Here is a pic of it before I worked my magic (ahem!)
Getting rid of the telly made a huge difference (unfortunately this arrangement is only temporary - Anth will be home on Thursday, and I
reckon know the first thing he's gonna do when he walks through the door, is put that (ugly) baby back!)
Most of the other stuff (all the pottery is West German) remains, I just tried to arrange it a bit more aesthetically. What I wanted to avoid, at all costs, is to detract from our new 'sidey's' beauty by cluttering it up with lots of stuff. I hope I succeeded...
Now for the sofa.
(I used to think that fabric I draped across our sofa made it look better, ummmmm, hello?! I know now, that all it really did, was accentuate its chunky, clumsy, ugliness!)
Fabric covered cushions or not, I hate the sofa in this room!
We have a lovely Danish de Luxe lounge suite in our family room. I'm thinking of making a swap, it's far too nice for the girls and dog to rough-house on, but unfortunately this mousey, micro-suede covered, monster beats it in the comfort stakes (probably why it ended up in our t.v. room - Anthony is a man of comfort, he'd also have a Jason recliner in there, if I let him!)
Anyway, here's a few afters:
Bear in mind, while I like cushions (the colour, texture, etc...) I'm not a fan of too many - especially when you have to remove most of them to get comfy! In our case they'd end up on the floor, covered in dog hair!
I played around with cushions for a while, trying lot's of cushions, one cushion - you know the drill - and ended up with three.
Freedom blankety looking cushion at the rear, Bonnie and Neil galah cushion, and (probably my fave) little vintage op-shopped bark cloth cushion in front. The throw is mohair, made in Scotland, and was a few dollars from the local oppy.
Anyway so that's this room just about done and dusted...just waiting on a special tassel from a certain someone to add a bit of bling!
I'll end with the ultimate B & A.
The same room, as it was when we inspected our house.
note: you do not see the rising damp, holes in the floor boards, mould, etc. etc.
Still got those bloody awful blinds though!!!