Thursday, 31 May 2012

my home - makeovers



I've spent sometime away from my work and blogging recently as I'm reorganising my whole home, here's what I've done so far...

...recovered my old Ikea swivel chair in 1970s Jonelle fabric,  I think the colours tie in perfectly with my original vintage 70s rug from Germany...

...put up this wall mounted coat rack, made a shoe cupboard from an old IKEA Billy bookcase and put up some white shelves (very proud of myself for using a drill and everything!).  I even put up these vintage hooks for my children's coats.  Its made in Holland by SIO and came from a flea market in Delft...


...and finally this is our new dining table from Habitat.

I'm on the look out for some new dining chairs. I'm really tempted by these DSW Eiffel chairs from eBay (originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames).  But I really love the much less affordable Hestor chairs from Habitat... if I could justify £120 per chair,  I would have one in each colour!  They're very Dutch in style, so when we visit Holland I'm going to trawl all the local Kringloopwinkels (Dutch secondhand stores) for some similar ones.

I'm also swapping round and making over all the bedrooms which I'll blog about once they're done.

6 comments:

Flora said...

Looks gorgeous, and those Hestor chairs are yummy - they remind me of old school chairs, with the splintery plywood that always grazed the back of your thighs though!

alice apple said...

Thanks Flora, good point about the grazing!x

Huis lief huis said...

I love the colours of the chairs. I love your blog!
Good weekend!
Carolien of Huis lief huis ( Homesweethome)

Charmaine said...

I love the covered chair, just gorgeous! you have a really lovely colourful home x

By Neymes said...

Alice, GRATTIS för bloggen, underbar, FOUND GORGEOUS DITT BARN med ritningar rack TRENZINHOS.FOFO.BEIJOS.VALÉRIA (Brasilien)

Pomme de Jour said...

It all looks so lovely Alice, you've been busy and I love the sewing box...