Living room

Posted on Sat, 1 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Early morning light just before my visitors, Anita from and Katherine from , 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.

Spring cleaning

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 by midcenturyjo

I have friends coming to visit tomorrow (I’m on a week’s rec leave) and it was definitely time to spring clean. You know what happens when you start to clean? You start to rearrange the furniture. Well I do. I needed a little change to my first floor landing. Something a little boho. Somewhere to curl up with the phone. This is what I came up with. I know, I know. I really should get that love seat upholstered not just draped with an ikat but I might change my mind by next week. I doubt it though. That retro couch looks good in Indonesian textile.

Of course only after I took the photos did I notice that one of the Vietnamese silk lampshades had collapsed. Better get the ladder out and fix that … if I can reach. Here’s what it looked like before.

But my office doesn’t look like that anymore. I started dragging furniture around in there after I finished the landing. Here’s a teaser. More to come later. I have a rug that needs cleaning … and some windows … and the verandah.