the sunday nook…

staying close to home today…

given our impending move, i thought it prudent to document some of my favourite spaces in my current home…

& so aptly, this sunday nook is my sunday nook: a corner of my lounge which catches my eye every single day…

& it’s a space which has most definitely evolved over time…

the antique leather club chair is, of course, the star of the show… i had lusted after a chair like this for many, many years before this one came calling… she’s not perfect, but she does wear her age well with her cigar-coloured leather, moustache back & studded detail coupled with some sweet curves in all the right places…

a sheepskin rug adds warmth & texture, but what i especially love about using natural elements in any space is their organic, uncontrived shapes…

who knew the combination of a sequinned cushion & a hand-woven scarf from a hill tribe in vietnam could cohabit so sweetly? their textures complement rather than compete with eachother, while a stack of design books on a low-lying metal side table bring colour & typographic interest…

proving a tight budget doesn’t have to be an obstacle to design, the scalloped border detail on this wooden mirror belies its bargain-basement price tag {£20}… hung low from a length of satin ribbon & embellished with an antique key & a white wreath decal {not visible} it adds a sweet focal point to this lounge…

finally, my favourite decorating tool always is & always will be fresh flowers & foliage… they soften, freshen & invigorate every space, every time…

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9 thoughts on “the sunday nook…

  1. you had me at “sequinned cushion”…. i love this simple but comfy look. wish i was sitting there right now flicking through your collection of books, and staring at myself in your mirror 🙂

    • hehe… sequinned cushions do it for me every time! 😉 the nook no longer looks like this i’m afraid… i’ve started the packing process so it’s a little stripped bare… how are you going lovely?

  2. Wow, what a cosy little nook! I’d love to curl up there and read, dig my toes into that sheepskin rug. I love a good leather club chair, and that lady looks nice and squishy and well-worn. I love your chevron floors and that brick wall. And I agree that money shouldn’t be an obstacle to good design! It’s all about how you style things. And you, dear, style things very well!

    • it has really good bones here, but everyone who views it to buy wants to carve the space up into a three bedroom flat… it would kill the very thing that makes it so special {ie, the sense of space & the light!}… madness!

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