When we finally completed on our 1960’s house in August, we knew we had some major work to do. The house had the original wiring, including no fitted sockets which fit our ‘modern’ plugs – it still had the old mini plug sockets – and there were no ceiling lights anywhere in the house. There was a … More Our midcentury living room
This 1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden, is so amazing I had to share it. It’s for sale via fastighetsbyran. Built in 1961, it’s retained some lovely details and has been sympathetically updated where needed. All images courtesy of http://www.fastighetsbyran.se/
So this is the object of my desire today – George Nelson’s Saucer hanging lamp. It’s a design classic, and is part of the permanent collection at MOMA, but *sigh* I can’t afford it. Also I’d need two to hang in our lounge so I definitely can’t stretch to that right now! So I’m on the hunt for … More Midcentury inspired lighting on the high street
We have moved into our new home, and it’s fantastic to have space at last! Now our little boy is super active, to have room for him to run around and play is really special. The house is so light and bright, exactly what we wanted. And all the features are in tact because it hasn’t been touched since … More We’re in!
I’m back after a very long blog break and there have been lots of things going on. I’ll fill you in! In September I had a baby boy, he’s almost 10 months now and he’s wonderful. His name is Heath Falcon, and he’s a little adventurer. He started crawling quite early, and as soon as he was … More New adventures
Wow this week has been a manic one, I’m looking forward to taking it easy this weekend hanging out in Crystal Palace, looking around vintage shops and eating nice food. There’s a whole Friday to get through before that though, so here’s a cool and quirky house to stare at for 10 minutes and make … More Happy Friday!
Wow what a beautiful house. It’s for sale for the first time since it was built in 1967, and the owners have carefully maintained it’s original details. Designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington, the four-bedroom property was given a rare Grade II listing by English Heritage in recognition of its outstanding design. It’s in South … More 1960’s house envy
Our one bed basement flat may be small in many ways, but we do have our own front door and a really good sized hallway (both plus points in small London flats). When we moved in it was a damp and dark space, with dodgy floorboards and dirty magnolia walls. It had one sad looking … More Our before and after hallway makeover
Happy Friday! To help us through the last day of the working week, here’s an amazing midcentury gem to swoon over. This house in Wales looks as it would have done when it was built in 1966. I love the coloured bathroom suites (I am convinced these will come back into fashion soon!), built in storage … More Friday house envy
How great is this wallpaper? Osborne and Little have produced this colourful wallpaper which is a collage of front covers of the early Penguin paperbacks. A really fun conversational piece for bookworms and fans of vintage design, take a look at Osborne and Little’s site here.