Since the day we moved in, the living room was the one room I really wanted to change. The walls were pink, the fireplace was all blocked over and very over powering and the whole room felt really dark. The beautiful high ceilings and pressed tin roof are such a unique feature, I always found it difficult to decide what direction to take the room in. When we found our lovely arm chairs earlier this year, I knew they would become the focus of the room and with this in mind I began to gather bits and pieces inspired my husband's love for nature and science mixed with my secret yearning to live in a lighthouse or in the captain's quarters of the Black Pearl. I feel like this room will continue to evolve as we find more treasures, but for now this is our little nook.
Our eclectic collection of furniture has evolved from mixing our personal styles and always managing to find a preloved piece or two when out thrifting. Besides the beloved chairs, my favourite piece in the room is the TV stand, which is a handmade artist's work bench we bought for $10. We use the suitcases underneath to store all our music and films.
The fireplace is part of the room's evolution. At the moment we have left it raw and added a few logs and candles. I love seeing the the original bricks which are now over eighty years old.
I finally found a little spot for my part of my camera collection. I have a few more scattered around the house but it's lovely to finally see them all coming together..
This is my first home with a real fire place and I just adore having a place to create little ever changing vignettes which often include bunches of feathers (I'm a bit of a feather collector).
This vignette tells a little tale of a girl searching for the sea.. I found the lantern at the tip, the framed image is from a magazine and the lovely piece of knotted wood I picked up by the river.
I'm loving our work in progress living room and can't wait to add a few more interesting and peculiar pieces to the shelves and walls.