Part of our time is spent in our rustic farmhouse in Eden on the far south coast of New South Wales.
It’s a timber American barn, and was built in the traditional manner about 15 years ago.
We’ve converted it to a home with the downstairs being all open plan except for the bathroom area.
Upstairs are the two loft bedrooms.
Today, I wanted to show our living room, a space where we spend most of our time … apart from the kitchen and beautiful decking.
One thing we’ve enjoyed here is having a large screen television, so that it can be seen from across the house, which is great when we are cooking.
For the most part the furniture is “floating” because the only interior walls downstairs are the stud walls that divide the bathroom/toilet/laundry.
The small wood-burner is great during very cold winter days and nights.
The interior walls are lined with a combination of pine boards and mini-orb because throughout this build we were interested in economy and pragmatism, plus we both love an industrial look.
The floors are just stamped concrete and are easy wear easy care, with big skins and rugs on the floor.
This part of the house includes comfy lounges, cushions and throw rugs to snuggle under for a bit of a hunting lodge vibe.
We’ve included a boaty theme with ropes, little boats and nets in the decor.
There are some much loved pieces in this space, such as this timber chest:
The little terrarium planter created and given to me last Christmas by my son is thriving in its spot under the skylight here.
One of our precious pieces is this gorgeous cocktail cabinet:
The beautiful carving and the smell of the wood is just gorgeous!
It’s lovely to have direct access onto the decking through the French doors and the sliding doors … and weather permits we spend most of our meals outside.
There are little nooks and crannies here and there to display special bits and bobs to give the effect of a cosy, Hygge space.
I enjoy putting together my little vignettes to celebrate special memories and for an extra bit of warmth and fun!
The salt lamp is great for sending out positive vibes, which is the point I’m at in my life after too much time spent engaging with negativity in my profession…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of our farmhouse lounge room.
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