Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dining room done!

Well the dining room is finally finished.  I must admit that it took longer than I thought.  Mainly due to my procrastinating when it came to painting.

I'm pretty happy with the way it came together and as well as the more expensive items I managed to get some bargains and even some freebies.
Lovely Belgian vintage table from Collectors Corner.


 Pine dresser found in shed and painted Chalk Blue.


Japanese fabric bought on our honeymoon at Kinkakuji temple, Kyoto.  It's taken me 11 years to find a place to put it!

My beautiful new sofa prize from Contempo furniture. So comfy - thanks Contempo!  The ready-to-hang curtains were purchased online from Pret-a-Portiere.  It was a bit on a gamble buying them unseen but they turned out perfect.


Our lovely bookcases were made by Maytain Cabinets.  Not cheap but definitely worth it and it definitely "makes" the room.


The jute rug, french oak dining table and cafe chairs were all puchased through Porchlight Interiors.

Dining room light from Pottery Barn.
Book case lights from Emac & Lawnton.

And finally we carpeted the stairs with jute that (almost) matches the rug.  This wasn't so much a design thing but more practically to stop the boys from slipping down the stairs when running around in their socks.  Must say though that I'm happy with it now.

So the dining room is all done.  I've taken a few weeks off and recovered.  Now it's onto the boys room....


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


The only thing I've ever won is an esky over 20 years ago, so you must excuse my excitement that I actually won something!

Every now and then I enter an online competition as long as it doesn't involve the dreaded "In 25 words or less...".
This time I actually won a gorgeous chair and sofa from Contempo Furniture.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. The chair is no problem, there's lots of places for that but the sofa could be a bit trickier.

It's a wool-blend in a natural creamy colour - not the best for cat hair and little boys. So I'm really hoping that it'll fit in our bedroom. It'll be great to have somewhere to escape to when the boys are watching TV or have their friends over for light-saber fights.

Big thank you to Contempo Furniture and Style Magazines!