yellow lamp and small bottles :: freedom // chairs :: vintage, reupholstered by Tango and James // bookshelf :: vintage // elephant print & swinging chair :: jumbled // bedding :: kip & co
All photos are taken by me, except for the last photo which is from the Kip & Co website.
I am having so much fun decorating our new home but it really is a lessen in patience as it appears I have champagne taste on a beer budget. So I am slowly figuring out what I want/like and lay-bying one thing at a time, paying it off and starting on the next. I am also mixing this with vintage/second hand pieces where I can - like the bookshelf in the background that my grandfather made 50 years ago or the bar cart in my garage that is waiting for a coat of new paint.
My favourite thing that has entered our space is these vintage chairs that were reupholstered by Lisa from Tango and James. These lounges are in our dining room as I am trying to create a space that people can retire to after dinner to have a drink and chat or a quiet corner to read in during the day. The bar cart will also go in this space and I am thinking of painting it a pearly white - what do you think?
So what is on my wishlist? Well I am so torn about having a hanging chair, I have fears of someone sitting in it and the roof completely collapsing on them, but I really love how they look. The one pictured above is from one of my favourite homewares stores Jumbled. The elephant print is also from there and was drawn by Andrew Howells who studied elephants at Taronga zoo for a number of years - I am hoping to have this hanging above our bed one day.
Finally I am just hanging out for some Kip and Co bedding (family if you are reading this my birthday isn't far away). I love each and every design but think the lighter colours are a little more relaxing for the bedroom - I am still kicking myself for not grabbing something in their end of autumn/winter sale - hoping they will do the same thing at the end of Summer.
As you can see any method to my decorating that I thought I might have when I wrote this post in July has completely flown out the window and I am kind of getting things as I find them and hopefully one day (probably ten years from now) it will all come together!
What are your fave homeware stores? Is there any homey things on your wishlist?