I’ve officially laid my paintbrushes down on Project Hallway. It’s nearly done – just a few more pictures to hang, a rug to pick and maybe another plant. I’m already thinking about our family room. It’s the biggest room in the house, being an open plan kitchen-dining room-lounge-playroom. It is lovely and light and spacious, yet is tricky to place furniture due to all the walls being alcoved with the chimney breasts. It’s the room where we spend all of our time as a family, and so is probably the most important room in the house to me. It needs to be comfortable and relaxing, to consider toy storage options and play space, as well as hosting (my favourite room), the kitchen. Currently it is completely white, with bamboo flooring and white subway tiles in the kitchen. All of which I actually love, and plan to keep. The renovation in purely decorative, and will need to incorporate a large family sized sofa (currently all squeezing on a 3 seater!), a comfortable arm chair (for guitar practice), some new soft furnishings, and some wall art (my decision making nemesis). It’s fair to say my tastes have changed a little bit since my last living room lookbook. I’m currently drawn to neutral colours, natural fibres, wood and black accessories. Here’s what I’ve put together to guide me and keep me on track.
1) Squishy corner sofa, from Loaf
2 + 3) Rugs, from Kvart Interior
4) Wall lamp, from Kvart Interior
5) Setting plaster paint, by Farrow & Ball
6) Fine Little Day print
7) Bone table, from West Elm
8) Nude cushions, from Kvart Interior
9) Cotton throw, from Toast
10) Hook, by Hay Design
11) Mini teepee basket, by Olli Ella
12) Abrazo chair by Ceuro Design.