If I could advise you to do one thing when you move into a new home. Take pictures, and lots of them. And don’t rush into buying any furniture, it can be an expensive mistake! That is one regret that I have and it’s a real big bug bear!
I’m sure I have the official photos from when I bought it but none of my own. So I don’t feel I can look back and appreciate how much of a change I’ve made. I remember though. All magnolia rooms, magnolia paint on top of textured wallpaper. Oatmeal coloured carpets throughout. I remember.
Well, the walls are no longer magnolia and the floors are no longer carpeted. It continues to be an ever changing labour of love.
I wanted white. White, white, white.
Remember when that was the ‘in’ thing? No colour. Just lots of white.
And then it was copper. White and copper.
Fast forward 4 years and I still have a lot of white (one sole dark coloured wall, newly painted), I still have elements of copper..possibly more gold now though.
Trial and error. I tried to do the ‘in’ thing. I tried the blogger aesthetic. While it looked great for photos, it didn’t look or feel lived in. It wasn’t practical for my lifestyle and it just didn’t fit my personality.
My interior love is for mid century modern. It was never an intentional thing, that’s just what caught my eye. Every time. I think you either love it, or think it just looks old. Like, why didn’t you buy something new?
We have 50s/60s furniture and pieces scattered throughout. Some originals, some replicas.
This works well for us as Peter loves the minimalist look, clean and fuss free whilst I like organised mess. We have to meet in the middle somewhere and having a standout piece of mid century furniture in each room is our compromise.
What I would like to do is write some home posts. Enough that you can see DIYs and how we have styled our home, but not enough that you know it better than I do! Although i’m sure you will be able to piece it together.
Where better to start than the corner of our bedroom. This is one of my favourite corners. It has the mid century set of drawers (I love the handles!) and a few prints and cacti (keeping parts of the blogger aesthetic) around.
I try not to overload it while still keeping it personal.