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Saturday
Sep012012

Living room

Early morning light just before my visitors, Anita from Fun and VJs and Katherine from The Old Boathouse, arrived a few days ago. Nothing too precious (I have a blind husband and a big fat guide dog remember), everything thrifted, eBay or secondhand store except my splurge on a beni ouarain, my PNG totem, some lack shelves on the wall and the cane stools we had made in Bali. Still need curtains and a pendant light but it is slow and steady at the new old house. Everything will come in time. This is the room's winter incarnation. The focus was around the firplace. I can feel a change coming on for summer.

Reader Comments (15)

Very nice!~ Is that a big doggy bed by the fire? Well done, pooch!

Why do you think the previous owners tiled throughout?

Have you told the story ofhow you and your hubby met on the blog (yet)? I love the how did you meet tales!

2 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJEnny

Your house is a true treasure. Beautifully rendered.

2 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLin

Keep up with the good work. I REALLY love the shots of your house.

2 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWyGal

Thanks Jenny, Lin and WyGal. It is slow and steady but I'm getting there. Jenny that is a low, chinese footed daybed that I need to upholster in one of those ikats. It's my hubby's TV viewing bed not the doggy's although I think Mickey would steal it if he could. The story of how Kelvin and I met will have to wait for another day but it involves a long taxi queue.

3 Sep 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Really like that chair it look like a hand! You have some beautifull pieces in your home.

4 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangela vasquez

this looks AMAZING... end of! ;)

5 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commentersue

Love the dark walls with the rich wood fireplace and doors. What kind of wood are the doors, do you know? Just gorgeous the way you've put it all together.

5 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Thanks Angela, Sue and Lisa. All the wood in the house (doors, architraves, windows, stairs, fireplace etc) is cedar. One of the joys of owning a house from the 1860s Lisa.

5 Sep 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

I'm having trouble leaving comments...I think it thinks I'm spam...I gave u the other day but wanted to drop back in and say...I too would like to know the story of how you pair of love birds met he he I love your house too much!!! You are amazing!!!! Xxxxx

Oh my so gorgeous! Definitely worthy to be shown on your main site. I love the mood and the paint color.

12 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlsaspacey

Thanks Lisa. One day I'll put it on the main page ... when it's done. At this rate it will be some time though. Snail's pace is the speed at the new old house :)

12 Sep 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Your place is beautiful! I love Katherine (Old Boathouse) she finds the neatest things all the time. I wished that I live closer.

3 Oct 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

Thanks Tonia. I agree. Katherine finds the best treasures. Thank goodness I don't live so close now or my house would be overflowing with too much wonderful stuff. Oh hang on .... it already is :P

3 Oct 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Hi, I love your hand chair and would love to get one for my own place. Where did you find yours?

11 Dec 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I'm not sure where you are based Sharon but I bought the chair from a House and Garden franchise in Brisbane. It is from Bali and originally was a bright orange mahogany colour in high gloss varnish. I stuck it outside in the garden until all that nonsense wore off and it turned nice and gray/brown.

12 Dec 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

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