It's hard to believe it has already been a month since we've moved in. It's true that time flies when you're having fun, and boy we've been having some serious fun in our new home. In fact, I think I'm still recovering from our New Year's Eve party, lol!
I've loved sharing some sneak peeks with you over social media the past few weeks, and am so grateful and overwhelmed by all your beautiful comments. Thank you! After receiving so many incredible questions on Instagram, I think it's time to dive in and begin sharing some deets! And what better place to start than the furniture selections in our living and dining space?
This space is without doubt the centrepiece of our new home. As you step up into this area, it signifies the beginning of the 'new' section of the house, and walking in here makes my heart skip a beat. With 5 metre tall cathedral ceilings, and an abundance of natural light, it sure is the hub of our home.
But selecting the furniture wasn't as simple as you may think it was. I actually deliberated over the pieces to place in here for so long, they were the last ones chosen for the home! True story - these chairs were delivered a day before we moved in!
The focal point
Walking into the Living/Dining area, you are instantly greeted by that delicious pastel supersized Lottie Rae artwork 'New Beginnings'. It's the focal point from the moment you step inside the front door, and it captivates you the entire way down the hallway. It's no secret I love art - I bought so much for this home during the reno that I actually lost track of it all! But one thing I was sure of the entire way through the construction phase, was that this wall needed to have a hero piece. I recall sharing the dimensions with Lottie, but didn't realise how large it was until it arrived. The bigger the better I say, and this piece was so large, we needed to move a powerpoint just to hang it!
Our statement Audo Dancing Pendant light also creates a hero moment in this space. Floating gracefully above the dining table, it was the first pendant I purchased - knowing without a doubt that I needed to find a place for this stunner in our home.
Curves in all the right places
When selecting furniture, I followed the curvature in our kitchen island by intentionally selecting softer edges and curves in literally every piece within this space. From the oval shaped GlobeWest Seb Dining Table, to the Laylah Loop dining chairs, to the Juno Cloud sofa and the En Gold Paradis coffee table, there's not a square edge to be seen.
The flowing organic shapes create a softness to this space, and a sense of cohesion with the kitchen, which in turn allows the angles in the ceilings and our feature brick fireplace to really stand out.
I'm so in love with every single piece in here. You've heard me speak on the importance of a dining table before and so this was one I considered for a long while. With a large extended family, and our love of entertaining, opting for a large table was a no brainer. The Seb comfortably seats 10, with space for more thanks to the curved ends. I love the unique legs on this table also, creating a sense of interest and fun. The chairs were chosen after a weekend at the norsu Cabin. You may recall we installed the Laylah Loop barstools in our norsu Cabin, and after sitting at them over a weekend, I came straight home and ordered the dining chair version, knowing their comfort and durability were hard to beat.
Our sofa selection was another big decision for me. This room is huge, and I was conscious of the sofa needing to fit the space well without looking too small. The modular nature of the Juno Cloud ticked all boxes, allowing me to customise the perfect sofa for us. I opted for five pieces that can be reconfigured as needed. The fact that it's super comfy is a bonus too!
Colour palette is key
Between the celadon coloured kitchen and the hero Lottie Rae art, I wanted to keep the tones in the living room furniture fairly neutral. The rug was the final piece of the puzzle, and with the help of Georgia from our norsu Design team, we landed on this stunning warm toned BAYA Sandringham Rug in the colour Putty. Pairing perfectly with the oak dining table, and pops of taupe/buff-brown in the artwork, it finishes this space beautifully. I first fell in love with the Sandringham when we placed one in the Malvern Residence formal sitting room. It's so delightfully soft underfoot, and the subtle pop of colour brings a sense of interest to this space that we wouldn't have achieved with a grey rug.
Fun fact - I'm so in love with the BAYA Sandringham rug that this is not the only room in the house with one on the floor - more on this soon!