Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Peek Into Our Lounge













There is a lot of my heart in our lounge room.
I thought I would show you some of it today.
The coffee table was one of the pieces of furniture given to be my parents years ago, before they left Australia.
It is a gorgeous rimu table, but in order to blend in with other pieces, some or all of it had to be white.
I am loving white and timber combination right now.
I have made all the cushion covers which I have recently posted about.
Working with vintage fabrics and florals is a challenging exercise to combine them all without looking too busy.
I think it works and I love it.
What do you think?

33 comments:

PJ said...

it is so beautiful and all of the cushions complement each other perfectly.

Natasha said...

Wow, what a gorgeous room! I could sit in that lounge area all day. The sofas look so comfy, the cushions are so pretty and, well, that wing back chair has my name on it! Put on the kettle please dear Pam...I'm coming over!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Pam, looking good! The room looks smaller in a good way, sort of cosier the way you have placed the couches. It is such a large room with so many things to think about like the windows and staircase and I think you have nailed it now. Where's my invite to come and lounge and drink tea ha? xx Katherine

Deb said...

Your room is lovely, it is so pretty and I love the cushions.

Julie-Ann said...

What a beautiful room. So much lovely light coming through those Plantation shutters. Your use of the floral fabrics is stunning. The way you have combined all those patterns together looks gorgeous. It's a beautiful feminine room:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty room!! I love all the pops of colors in your pillows. I am wondering if that is the quilt you just completed on the sofa? It is beautiful! I would love to relax in your lounge with you!

XO,
Jane

Peaches and Maple said...

Thanks for the peek, Pam! I've wondering about other people's lounge areas lately, because mine is lacking something and I can't quite put my finger on what it is...yours looks so cosy and relaxed, without that "forced" look.

Rose H (UK) said...

What do I think? I'm green with envy! You have a beautiful home Pam. Your lounge is spacious and yet welcoming and comfortable.
I'd love to use white furniture, but with my OH that's a no,no!
Best wishes
Rose H

simmone said...

Pam,you are fast becoming the "Cushion Queen" expert! They look just perfect in your lovely lounge room. Enjoy your liliums.

Makeminemidcentury said...

Your lounge room is just gorgeous in every respect, Pam.

I do like the Liberty-bits quilt on the couch, and the whole room looks like it gets some great light.

I've always had a 'thing' for shutters ... so sophisticated.

Is it possible for a real-life lounge room to look so immaculate? I'll come back here for 'tidying' inspiration. Beautiful.

Raine and Sage said...

Gorgeous Pam! I'd love some shutters in our house. I think you've nailed it with your floral cushion combination. I like the vintage mirrors too! It all goes together beautfiully, and look at your gleaming floors! It really is an excellent vintage/modern combination. So much light!!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam..the room looks delightful! The polished floor and the right amount of vintage and modern, the white painted wood and the natural wood just contrast beautifully..well done.

delia hornbook said...

awww Pam it looks gorgeous so fresh and pretty and very light to. The cushions are beautiful and they all work and blend so well together. Lovely choice of fabrics and so very pretty to. dee x

Restyled Vintage said...

I think it looks beautiful, Pam. you have done a wonderful job of combining those vintage prints. I LOVE your white shutters, just gorgeous, and those mirrors, lovely!

xx Karen

Gail McCormack said...

OH Pam, you've done a stunning job! It certainly works for me!!

p.s. I'm not good explaining why I look certain things, all I know is I do....in this case, more LOVE than LIKE!

**Anne** said...

I love your bright cushions in your white loungeroom. Very cheery colours.
Anne xx

fairchildstreet said...

such a beautiful lounge room

Olive Blue said...

Thanks for sharing your room, is just beautiful. I wish I was so talented and colour savvy.

A Treasured Past said...

Love it Pam, all your cushions are gorgeous and I am in love with your quilt, mirrors, space, shutters and sun :) From the chilly (snow on the mountains) south, Tam x

Sarah B said...

What a beautiul, airy room! I love a mix of florals so I think your cushions look perfect!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh where to start....love love LOVE IT ALL!

Town and Country Gals said...

Pam,
What a lovely room! So comfy and cozy! The perfect place to relax with a cup of coffe and a good book! Love the windows and shutters.
Rebecca

Comeca Jones said...

I love all those pillows!

Ky said...

I LOVE peeking into your home. It's delicious!

BeachVintage.com said...

Pam I just adore those cushions. They are so bright and florally [ is that a word?] and very vintage. Have a great weekend xx

Kellie Collis said...

You have a very lovely home! The mirrors on the wall are gorgeous! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

Sandrine said...

Oh I love visiting people's interior :)Your Lounge is really nice and feels like a nice place to relax.It all balance itself really well.
I am in love with those mirrors too!
I am also looking at my lounge room at the moment and sewing cushions so great inspiration! :)
Sandrine x

jeanetteann said...

Beautiful, it all looks lovely, especially the cushions and quilt sofa cover. I love white and timber furniture too at the moment.

Natasha Burns said...

Oh your lounge room is DIVINE Pam! I could live in that room, every day of my life! Loving the mirrors, loving the cushions you made, and what a special table from your parents :)

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

So many things I love about your lounge room Pam and can I just say I am so glad you came to my house before I saw this post as you would never have been allowed otherwise!!! It is completely gorgeous, love the mirrors ( I am a mirror girl myself you know), I love the piles of magazines ( I am a magazine girl myself you know), love the cushions ( I am a cushion girl myself you know)...oh look I love everything you do but you do it so much better! Love this poist,
Kiss noises Linda

Fifi B said...

What a gorgeous room, the shutters look amazing. I would be very happy having a room like that in my house! Fifi

Cornflakes and Honey said...

A riot of colour and delicate vintage pretties, gorgeous! Your style looks like a blend of Black & Spiro meets Beach Vintage :-)

Love the mirror collection too! x

Rebekah said...

Oh Pam it's just gorgeous, the white shutters, the mirrors, the pillows so... dreamy.
And the coffee table is perfect. Being a kiwi I love Rimu. Makes me homesick ;-)
Your room makes me want to sit in there a sip on tea for hours.