Yay for an interiors post, my first of the year hurrah!
I thought I'd share with you some lil corners of our home, some new in pieces both bought and kindly gifted that have been bringing me joy this January.
I recently worked with Homesense on a piece for IGTV based around helping you fall back in love with your home after the sparkle of Christmas has gone and it really got me thinking about ways I can update our home to ensure we keep falling in love time and time again.
I've recently learnt that I'm not a creature of habit, I like change and I like things feeling fresh and I tend to get bored easily, particularly when it comes down to our home. It's not necessarily a good or a bad thing but it's frustrating as just when I feel a room is complete, something will come to mind and I'll obsess over it until I've found the perfect piece, colour or texture... I AM ANNOYING!
But hey, it keeps me and George happy and it provides me with tonnes of things to talk and share about our home both here and on my interior dedicated instagram @ellabode.
I just love that account, it's such a creative account for me where I only follow interior brands and other home accounts that truly work to inspire me and my home. I also love shooting our home on the odd day when we get some light and the house is actually clean and tidy...
This time around I thought I'd share some new in bits and pieces and shoot them on film, which is lovely, but trust me when I say every corner you can see in this post looks soooo much better IRL. This may well be the first time that my film camera hasn't captured a moment better than a digital camera or the naked eye. Ahhh well, you get the gist.
Our living room has had a couple of phases since we moved into this home late last year. We've updated both of our sofa's as you can see. We no longer have the dreamy made.com orange Scott sofa which is oh so sad but it went off to a good home at least. The reason we updated was purely the space in our new living room is much bigger than that of our old house so we needed some bigger pieces of furniture to fill it accordingly. I get a lot of questions about the Scott sofa and let me tell you it's fantastic, it's a show stopper and it's super comfortable.
The only downside for George and I was that you couldn't cuddle or spoon on it without taking the back cushions off... Not the end of the world but when you're a cuddle monster like me then it becomes an issue...
Alas, we found the perfect sofa with the Habitat Rupert sofa which fits the bill for snuggle central; it's super deep which means the four of us, me, George, Peter and Nancy can snuggle to our hearts content. It's the comfiest sofa ever as everyone who sits on it tells us so and George says it's his favourite place in the world, just as your sofa should be!
We went for the dark grey shade (which can look navy in certain lights) and it's so scrumptious in it's luxurious velvet finish, I honestly couldn't have asked for a more perfect sofa to fill this space within our living room. It was an oh so generous gift from my friends at Habitat but I'll talk a little bit more about it in my living room tour which will be coming up very soon indeed.
I have a bit of a thing for lamps right now and honestly it's becoming a slight issue. I fall in love with a new lamp almost every week yet I simply don't have the room. BUT saying that it's really nice to mix and match the lamps within our home when we feel we're in need of a new vibe. The latest in my lamp obsession is this beauty by OKA which I spied online late last year. After dropping a few hints for Christmas and Father Christmas not quite taking the hint (rude) I decided I'd treat myself to it and selected the aubergine striped silk shade to suit. I am honestly truly in love with it and it brings me so much joy whenever I walk into our living room, more so now that OKA have kindly sent me the beautiful porcelain table in which it sits. OKA is one of my absolute favourite places to shop homeware right now, if I could live in a home filled with OKA I'd be one happy bunny indeed.
This house a little larger than our old house so we had a lot of awkward spaces to fill. The spot down beside the sofa was bugging me for so long as I struggled to work out exactly what to fill it with and to find a unit or side table that didn't feel too small and certainly wasn't too tall.
I stumbled upon this beautiful piece by Swoon Editions whilst browsing on Very and it ticked off everything within my criteria. Dark wood (to match the flooring), great storage so as not to be a waste of space AND the absolute perfect dimensions to fill the space, HAPPY DAYS! It's a gorgeous piece and I'm so so thrilled with it, another fab place to house a special lamp 😉 and the perfect height for popping your cuppa on a rainy afternoon at home.
The bookcase and the umbrella stand were pieces that were purchased to both serve a purpose... Like storing books and umbrellas (duh) but also to hide my bugbear WIRES! I truly hate it when you can see a whole host of wires so I work to find the perfect pieces to hide such annoyances... In steps this beautiful walnut bookcase from Habitat and the tapestry umbrella stand sourced in Homesense.
Aside from one day starting again with the kitchen and bathrooms in our home the next stop on our "make a house a home" mission are the bedrooms. Both our bedroom and the spare rooms are a bit uninspiring right now, despite me having added some really gorgeous pieces to them. They need a little love in the form of colour, perhaps some paint or wallpaper and just a bit of a do over. I want our bedrooms to feel like they've stepped out of Soho House or The Artist Residence so I'm pinning, screenshotting and saving as much inspiration as I can to kick start this bedroom mission.
The room above is basically a replica of our bedroom in the old house, so nothing really new to see here aside from the prints that I picked up on Trouva and also the divine wall lights c/o Very. I love the vibe of these Edison bulb lights as they remind me of our old flat back in the day (who was here for that?) yet they simply plug in to the mains so no need to call round an electrician, happy days. They're also an awesome space saver as this bed sits in-between to alcoves that were made into wardrobes by the previous owners so there's no room for bedside tables and for new lamps *weeps* unfortunately.
And finally our room that is often invaded by two little sausages...
Again this isn't how it will always be as I think we need to add some drama to make it a really cosy haven for us both/four but until then I'm loving the colours and textures in the space with the beautiful throw, cushion and Pablo Picasso prints.
So there we have a lil look at some new in pieces in our home, I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you're excited for more interior content as we work to make our forever house a forever home.
Be sure to follow along on Instagram @ellabode and I'll see you soon with our living room tour.