I was at dinner with friends recently when someone asked me…”do you have to just like walk around your house and take photos everyday?” I didn’t really know what to say because ummm, yeah! That is seriously what I have to do everyday to feed my instagram account which has become a large part of my Lottie is Loving business. It’s the same house. Every day. So the challenge is to find something new to photograph. In amongst the general amusement / bewilderment from friends that my business relies on me prowling my house with camera in hand, I received some feedback that I should include myself in the photos a bit more. What do you think?
But for now, back to the house and a decorating update. I feel like this house is slowly becoming a home. It is taking time but I think we are gradually getting there. I have been so busy this year that my original plan to have the house decorated and feeling ‘homey’ within 2 months has blown out. We are still without so many items but here is a corner that I feel has finally come together.
I am madly in love with the string shelving which has made a huge difference to this slightly odd corridor in the living room. And the Tigmi Trading rug is one of my most beloved items already. This rug is so incredibly soft and the handiwork of the Boujad people is beautifully apparent, adding to it’s appeal.
I have kept the styling of these shelves intentionally minimal – sometimes less is more. Having a large range of props and decorating items I have a tendency to go a bit overboard at times, so here I am showing some restraint.
On the other side of the living room, I have simply swapped out the Missoni cushions for some fresh Walter G and Milk & Sugar ones. After the bright bold colours of the Missoni, I decided to change direction and go with tonal blues, greys and whites. It feels right in this space – sometimes it’s just a small change that can make a big difference, so my advice is to always start with a few small changes first to see if you can achieve the look you are after. Next step is to clean the sofas (and the rug!!) which have both seen better days.
So…there we have it. I promise to post a bit more frequently from now on. Things recently have been exceptionally busy but I miss this blog when I am away for too long. Now where is my camera so I can go on the prowl looking for a corner that I may not yet have captured!