Tuesday, 6 September 2016

5 in 5 | In My Playroom

My photos for Sandie's 5 in 5 were all taken in my home, showing my newly finished hobby room playroom and the new purchases in the kitchen.

Actually, this room isn't completely finished as I still have to build an IKEA flat-pack table for the printer and assemble my new chair (once I've found a spanner!), but here's how it looks for now.

I sold the full size office desk and chose to have two smaller tables instead.  It makes the room more versatile as I can keep them in the square that you see in the photo, or can join them along the shorter sides to make a long thin table for working on the family tree charts or for when I'm collating and filing the band music. I opted for the high gloss white finish as a reflective background for still life photos.



This is the first room I've added colour to.  My original plan was to wait until the entire house was decorated and the basics in place before I started adding the colour and the homely bits but I fell in love with this rug ..... so changed my plan and bought it.  I would have preferred it to be longer but unfortunately the longer ones were also much wider so would have been too big for the space.



Meet Larry the Lamb; he's a doorstop and lives in this room.  I moved him away from the door to photograph him but he's back in his proper place now!



And this is Boris.  He'll actually live in the spare bedroom when that is finished but for now I let him use my chair when I'm not working at the table.  The berry coloured book is my brand new bullet journalling notebook and the spotty one is the one I'm using to write my morning papers (one of the elements of The Artist's Way course I'm doing).  



It's downstairs for the final photo ..... to see my new salt and pepper pots (which are out of their cupboard home for the purposes of this photo) and the tea/sugar/coffee canisters, all bought on Sunday in The Range at Bristol.


Hope you enjoyed the look see.  Thanks to Sandie for organising this link up.

11 comments:

  1. These photos have inspired me to get on with my decluttering and sorting, Eileen! It all looks so fresh and bright, what a lovely place to play! I have those tables for my workshops. As you say they are so versatile, square or long, and mine have stood up well.
    We have a new branch of the Range opened nearer our home recently. Fatal as they have such lovely things, and at tempting prices. I do like your new kitchen canisters, and your notepads and rug make a lovely splash of colour. Thank you for sharing and joining in this month. You've given me the push I need to get on today!

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  2. I like it all! Especially the rug and Boris :) Very nicely done.

    betty

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  3. What a wonderful space you have created.......right out of my dream world!
    Adore the carpet, I wouldn't have passed it up either!

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  4. Another lovely tour, thank you. I really like Larry the Lamb guarding the door & what a bright cheerful rainbow rug.

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  5. Love, love, love the tea and coffee jars - so tempting AND matching salt and pepper.......... I think a trip to the Range might be in my stars soon. They are bound to have different colours, although my new kitchen... I might have to wait a little and see what will go with what I have planned. Meanwhile I am donning veiled hat and thornproof coat as well as steel-toe-capped boots and going in to the Fornow room. I have a plan!

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  6. Oh how I love your office!! To have all of that versatile desk space, how great is that! The rug adds some lovely colour in just the right way too! xx

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  7. I do like your new room, wonderful to have everything in its place. The tables are a good idea being so versatile.

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  8. I love the splash of color in the rug. It will be hard not to get creative with that vibe. Very nice!

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  9. Another one with beautiful multi coloured rug envy!

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  10. I love the clean look of your workroom, and the bright colors of the rug really set it off! What a lovely place to work.

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  11. Lots of lovely new spruces in your place, the rug is fab!!! and I love your pair of sentries, Larry and Boris.

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