Monday 2 November 2020

New Paddington Home

It’s starting to feel like home.

After five months of being back in Sydney, I wanted to share the progress of how my Paddington apartment is all coming together. It’s not completely finished, but getting there. It’s difficult relocating to the other side of the world with not a single piece of furniture. I’m such a home bird, and wanted to get all my large items pretty soon to feel homely. But unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. Good pieces take time to make.

My mother kept saying “you can’t have everything at once, it takes time”. As always, she was right. My priority was a bed and washing machine. Everything else has been delivered bit by bit. I also didn’t want to make the mistake of ordering items too soon and not loving them. Patience is key, as much as you just want to feel comfortable the wait is worth it.

The Living Room
My sofa from Lounge Lovers arrived in August, and up until then I was relaxing on camp chairs and a chaise lounge. It’s a timeless design, yet contemporary and textured. I was contemplating a boucle sofa, but so happy I didn’t opt for that style long-term. Instead, I figured I a statement chair in this fabric would be more sensible. This week my boucle chair from Lounge Lovers arrived and I couldn’t be more in love. I have more chairs arriving in the next couple of months (one is being made to order in Denmark so it’s due end of December). 

The coffee table receives quite a bit of attention. Last year, I visited the Atelier Brancusi exhibition in Paris which inspired me a lot with stone pieces for my home. Raes hotel in Wategos Beach has also been a massive inspiration - from the design to the scents. I thought this coffee table was a nice contrast to the soft furnishings. I sourced it on Facebook Marketplace from a local designer. It was a reasonable price, and exactly the style I had in mind.

My go to scents for the living room are Figue Méditerranée by Christian Dior and Lumira Arabian Oud Interior scent. Artwork is by my friend Karissa Sparke. 

Dining Room and Kitchen
When deciding on the dining table, I went against all interior design articles that encourage the same shape to match the lines of the room. My kitchen is rectangular but I opted for a circular table from Castlery. The reason I did this was because of space and vision. There is an archway that leads into my living room that I was adamant I didn’t want to obstruct, and felt a rectangular table would have done this. When I have guests over, I pull it out and add more chairs. I love the shape of the base, and think the curved lines compliment the coffee table which is in the same view. Chairs are from Harper’s Project and adore the versatility. I work from my dining table when I am not behind the camera, so they also act as an office chair; not to forget a studio chair for images. 

My go to scent for the kitchen is Loewe Oregano. It’s fresh, and not overpowering. I would like to add the Cypress Balls candle into my scent collection for Christmas as it smells of pine. The print above the dining table is my own photography. I felt the Chanel in milk was fitting for the space I eat in. 

My small appliances are from Sunbeam. I can’t stress how long I’ve wanted a barista style coffee machine. It makes me so happy to have a decent coffee at home, it’s the the first thing I look forward to in the mornings! The black design is slick, and compliment the black Samsung fridge and oven. 

As mentioned earlier, I still have a few more pieces to arrive, and a slight restyle of the space might be welcomed to accommodate those. I was kindly sent a Jessica Yolanda Kaye art piece in the UK, so I need to frame that as I shipped that over. I am also on the hunt for a new rug to add a bit of colour into the space to replace the cream one. At the moment I am edging towards an olive and cream tone. I am also hoping to get a few more plants. 

Hope you enjoyed the first reveal, and if you have any questions please send me a message on Instagram!


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