I just look around me. After many years, I have collected various bits and bobs and it is quite evident what my style has become.
Lounge room with our furniture
Another perspective of the lounge room
I have an extreme leaning to Australian-made mid century furniture mixed with some older antique pieces with a sprinkling of 1970s.
We actually don't have a lot of furniture and have kept it deliberately sparse so as not to clutter our lives (I do that anyway with my ineptitude at filing paper work - you should see the piles I never seem to get to).
It is also impractical with small children, who run as their main mode of transport. When # 3 son is older, we will have more flexibility with our furniture and objects..
My lounge room is definitely a blast from the past. Those brown tones are something else? The mustard vinyl lounge will be reupholstered at a later stage. But for now I love how the boys can use it, without me being pedantic about them being squeaky clean - vinyl and a sponge are a mum's best friend.
The Persian rug is nearly 100 years old and was orginally housed in a doctor's surgery in London. It was passed on to us from a friend of a friend nearly five years ago. It's like a loan. She couldn't fit it in her own house but wanted it to be put to good use as it was a family heirloom. The proviso is that we can never sell it and if we don't want it any longer, we have to give it back or find a good home for it. Not a bad deal.
The walls will be painted in the next little while, which will give it a much needed lift. As it is, the room is very much a work in progress.