My little piece of paradise...
In one of my first blog entries, I showed images from my favourite room in the house, the open-plan kitchen-diner which was the result of a dusty extension last year. The room has since then reappeared in the blog many times, in detail or larger parts, as this is where the light is, where it is easier to photograph decorating details with the best chance of avoiding having to use a flash.
I am very grateful for this room, and not a day goes by when I don't think just that, how grateful I am that we were able to make our dreams happen. The man in the house would probably interrupt here and mutter something about it being my dreams, as I had a vision of the look and the atmosphere I wanted to create, and spent a lot of time designing it, planning the layout, sourcing the right material and conveying my ideas to our fantastic builder, all to ensure we got the right "feel" to our new room. The man in the house would, however, if pushed, most likely also confess that he too loves the room. But schhh, don't tell him I said so...
The beams are purely decorative and the wooden floor is an old reclaimed floor from a Victorian hospital, stained slightly darker and oiled.
Some people might find the room a bit barren or too sparsely decorated, but I have found that I seem to need that calm and uncluttered backdrop to all the bustling life that takes place in this room. And, given that this house is the home of two young boys, most corners of this room usually host a number of crash-landed paper aeroplanes, lego constructions of grand magnificence and - let's not forget - food, either in the making, being eaten or being cleared away. It might not be classified as a living room by an estate agent, but that is indeed what is is, a very living room.
So, from my little corner of paradise, I wish you a lovely weekend!
Ps. Thank you for all your incredibly kind and encouraging comments on my last blog entry. This week has been very hectic and I have not been able to go for my normal stroll around the beautiful blog neighbourhood to see you all, but I will try to come and see you soon.