As much as I love travelling, exploring new places, meeting new people and the feeling of wanderlust running through my veins, theres nothing quite like coming back to the simple comforts of home. Those small things you don't realise you miss, so incase you missed my post over at HIBS100 I thought I'd share some of the small corners that make me smile.
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I've always loved beautiful things, designed well and made to last, combine this with Scandinavian style and you have my idea of a dream home. As we currently rent we are limited as to what we can do with our space, but even a period home filled with stunning original features such as a ceiling rose, sash windows and marble fireplace can encapsulate a modern, light and airy feel of our neighbours to the north.
I love mid-century furniture and design, especially my Eames RAR Rocker which is one of my first furniture purchases, and where I can't buy the real thing I will look for reproduction pieces which are well made, durable and use similar materials. I love to mix architecturally designed pieces such as the Habitat tripod lamp alongside soft cushions and fake furs, as well as creating centre pieces which incorporate F's toys where possible, such as his racing car in front of the fireplace. The smaller objects dotted around are the things I hold dear, memories and pieces that I have collected along the way. We have hundreds of books and prints around the flat adding our own personality to the space, combined with the odd splash of colour here and there. One of my top tips for decorating is to add detail where it's not expected. Our ceiling rose is so beautiful that I didn't want to take away from this feature, so I chose a plain white drum lampshade lined with the beautiful Cole & Son Wood wallpaper to give it that extra touch. I have so many ideas that I'd love to bring into reality when I eventually have my dream home, but for now I'll continue to Pin like crazy.