Maybe it’s all of the Wes Anderson films I’ve been watching lately, because when we put together our house I found myself going for very bold, bright, cheery colours and so we ended up with a very colourful living room! On the outside our house is a very typical fifties ranch style design (though recently renovated and modernized) so I felt it would be fitting to have at least one room in our house that pays a homage to some of the elements of classic 1950s interior design. I love the look of the classic atomic home, however to me personally sticking to period detail was not a priority as much as comfort was.
Instead, we went for a few authentic vintage pieces from the 1950s and the rest is mostly from Ikea and Kmart. The good thing about vintage being so trendy at the moment is that it’s become easier to find modern furniture that has a vintage look to it. Our vintage pieces in this room are the Don Rex chairs which have been freshly reupholstered and the sideboard that we use as a television stand (tv not pictured as modern flat screens are not quite so pretty)! As it is, the living room does not feel complete just yet – the walls are a little bare so in the future I will be adding a few more posters and maybe some plants – maybe more cats – kidding!