There's a Knock On Effect now we have a garden studio...we have more room in our home!
Since I've moved all my sewing and craft 'stuff' down into my studio, we've so much more room. It feels like the house has taken a deep breath in, then exhaled out...slowly!
Whilst I just love my little yellow cupboard, and my colourful vintage sheets, it always felt like I took over the room, more my space than the families. And whilst, when I saw my beautiful blue cupboard last year, I knew it was perfect, it felt very dominant in our living room.
Like a lot of us, who are 'into' our interiors, I'm always adapting, tweaking and changing our home. For the past eighteen months I've bee editing and simplifying things. Some days it felt my 'busy' interior was swallowing me up. So I'm refining. I still want colour. I still want quirky. I like eclectic, something with character. My home will always look a bit different from the 'norm'. So changes are happening, and I'm really pleased with the results.
I just LOVE the dining room, I picked up the old school map for a few pounds, and I just knew it would look great next to the blue cupboard. And that mustard coffee pot...well this makes me smile, just as much as my little yellow cupboard did! There's lots of conversations being generated at mealtimes now, that map is proving to be very interesting!
I'm now on the look out for a simple bench to go in front of the map, extra seating for when friends are over. I love having a mental list of stuff I'm looking for, you just never know when treasure may turn up. The map, eventually, will be hung higher, and the clock removed. (Waiting on Mr Bea...I'm a whimp where drills are concerned!).
The atmosphere in our living room has also changed. It's feels more open and cosy. Moving the chest of drawers, means I'm able to see more of the lovely wall colour. Removing the stripy rug has calmed this room down too, it feels more harmonious now. There's future plans to replace the bay window and install shutters,..but that might be some time away yet!
And the conservatory, well that needs some work too...it feels quite bare at the moment, but the right squishy armchair and rug will correct that. I just need to find the right ones, they're on my mental list, so they'll turn up sooner or later.
We are cracking on with the garden, a seating area, which catches the setting sun, has been made...next on the list is a composting area, and potting bench, it's all go here! Oh, and then there's the outdoor lounge area...
I can't believe the difference the garden studio has already made in the way we use our home and garden. We really have only just started with the garden, and we will never really finish...it feels like a whole new world is opening up!
So how about you? Are you making any changes, tweaking your rooms a little, simplifying you living space or creating new areas in your garden, I'd love to hear!
Have a great weekend...whatever you're doing!
Amanda :) xxx