Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lounge Room - Mid Century Inspired



 I've got some serious lust for Mid Century decor at the moment. In my dreams we live in a flat roofed  1950's palace with timber panelling and excellent plastic furniture. Clean lines and sparking surfaces- not a speck of dust.

In reality I live in a 1970's shack complete with double hung windows lined with cobwebs, yellowed cyprus pine flooring, cheap knock off furniture and very few redeeming features. But I do have the worlds most awesome retro sideboard that I picked up for $70 at a garage sale a couple of years ago (remember?) so I decided to give my living room a little Mid Century facelift sans money.

Whatdayathink?

I removed those fruity polka dots and carefully applied some Orla inspired flowers that I ordered from Look Sugar ( the same place I always get my decals). I think they add a little touch of 1950's fun and hey, when I'm bored, I'll pull them down!

I also added the same stickers to my Kitchen tiles, but my kitchen is currently far too messy to show you!


Other rooms I've used decals in


15 comments:

  1. Loving it. Your Fiddle Leaf is doing so well! Mine didn't survive :(
    Also how good are the Rachel Castle tea towels framed? xx

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    1. OH NO!! thats no good Simone. I water mine once every couple of weeks or less and it's doing really well with my general neglect.

      adore the castle works, they look great in your home, I must say!

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  2. You might need to check out http://www.modernroom.co.uk :)

    Looks lovely!

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  3. I love how you keep re-inventing your space. It is inspirational and shows how good style never goes out of fashion.

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  4. Your cabinets bring back many memories :) My older sister use to have a bright, bright, BRIGHT wooden yellow bed around this era... I used to think her bedroom was total heaven! I would sneak in there and listen to her cassettes and turn table when she wasn't home! Love the RC art! I have a total crush on her things!

    Sophie xo

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    1. oooh mercy, I would have moved into your sisters room too... love that trip down memory lane :)

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  5. Glad I just found your blog, it's about all the things I love :) The living room looks gorgeous, so jealous of the mod sideboard piece you scored! Love all of the colors.

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  6. Oh, my goodness. I LOVE this! So fun and retro.

    I just decorated my home office with some wall decals too. I used triangles. Love how it came out. I know the look isn't for everyone, but it suits me.

    Your home and style have been quite inspiring to me. I love your style.

    Here's my new (ish) home office. http://thedomesticfringe.com/diy-home-office-transformation/

    ~FringeGirl

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  7. Gorgeous Emily…you have such a way of styling and making lovely homey spaces. Its not my style but I love it and would be so at home there…well done…You've inspired me (and my little monkeys three) to spend today reshuffling furniture and redecorating- not to be confused with just trashing the house as they do daily!!! ;-))))

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  8. rearranging the house is one of life's simple pleasures. I'm constantly at it!

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  9. It looks lovely Em so pretty and it makes it all fresh and new when you just add a few different things,love it! Lisa Mckenzie

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  10. Love it!
    I'm so into decals, I am trying to define my interior into a nice style and I think a decal pattern like you have will really bring my lounge room and my kitchen to life! With be checking out Look Sugar for sure.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em