Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Evolving Interior Design; The Dining Room and Craving a Simpler Life

I have been craving a simpler life. Despite being a committed hippie-boho-style-clutter-loving-maximalist I find I actually want to have more space in my life and less overall stuff. This doesn't mean I will become a minimalist, I don't think that will ever be me, and I'm resigned to remaining messy! I figure that just goes hand in hand with being creative.

I do however find that I desire things that mean something. Memory sparkers rather than just stuff I like, or stuff I love.

I think the world is changing with me, I feel like this is a time of change, a reaction to lots of plastic and mass consumption. A hankering for slower, handmade, moments and feelings of contentment rather than shopping and purchasing.

As a handmade seller, I'm very pleased about this, and as an individual it just feels right somehow. With this in mind, I've joined a couple of facebook groups and started a journey to less stuff. I'm decluttering with the help of Organise Your UK Home, and feeling better about the stuff I don't want anymore with the help of Konmarie Uk.

Organise Your UK Home is the group who have helped me develop some routines to try and be less messy. It is having an impact but it will take time. 37 years of creating chaos cannot be banished in one go.

Konmarie UK is based on the principles of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I originally bought this to try and get rid of some of my clothes, and wrote a blog post all about that here. Since then I have come around more to the idea of having less in the house and have been working away on selling a few items, and donating a lot too.

In the spirit of these two groups, I thought I would share the evolution of my dining room. I originally blogged about this here. And it has changed quite a bit. I no longer use this room to blog and paint, I have a dedicated studio indoors now. I will share that at some point.






This space is dedicated to eating together as a family, having friends over for takeaways and drinks, somewhere where I can sit and natter with my bestie. All the lovely things in life really. It's also my yarn storage space and we have plans to make space to play records and more music - it's evolving, not finished! 


This alcove is a work in progress, hopefully I've just found the perfect piece of vintage furniture to fit the space. 


I've also embraced the Danish concept of 'hygge' after my brother's Danish girlfriend bought me a book all about it. It's a way to cope with the long winter days by bringing nature inside more, creating a cosy atmosphere with candles and lighting and feeling content in the moment. 



Here is my dining room and yummy yarn storage at night. It really glows, which is an amazing feeling in the dark. 

I've just made some shelves for the speakers we need to put up in the room and am thinking of planning a party to celebrate it all being the way I can see it in my head! 






17 comments:

  1. Good collections of interior designs. We have an appealing home interior design ideas. Get free consultation from our, best interior designers in Chennai for interior design ideas
     

    ReplyDelete
  2. I read that Post and got it fine and informative.
    www.summerhaus.com.sg

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. i like to buy children toys that are educational too, in this way, your kids can learn by playing” Designer Sofa Singapore Kuhlhome

    ReplyDelete
  5. These projects commonly keep running from two to five years and frequently prompt a partner, bachelor's, or graduate degree. Coursework for these projects may incorporate CAD, furniture design, shading and textures, space arranging, ergonomics, structural courses, and even brain science. canvas prints for kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  6. Its superb as your other blog posts , appreciate it for posting. Summerhaus

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks. I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks. Interior painters NYC

    ReplyDelete
  8. Waow this is quite pleasant article, my sister love to read such type of post, I am going to tell her and bookmarking this webpage. Thanks martyn pattie

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am unquestionably making the most of your site. You unquestionably have some extraordinary knowledge and incredible stories.  https://beautikitchens.com/log-cabin-kitchens-cabinets-ideas/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates. Stacking Doors Toronto

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very useful post. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really its great article. Keep it up. printable wall art

    ReplyDelete
  12. Pretty good article. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your opinions. Any way I’ll be coming back and I hope you post again soon. custom fireplace surrounds

    ReplyDelete
  13. If you are overwhelmed by the choice of colours available - yes, there are thousands on the market - how can you start finding your personal colour scheme?
    3dinnovations.com.sg (for hdb contractors

    ReplyDelete
  14. Super-Duper site! I am Loving it!! Will come back again, Im taking your feed also, Thanks. Home Renovation Toronto

    ReplyDelete
  15. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i’m happy to express that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I most indisputably will make certain to don’t overlook this web site and provides it a look regularly. bathroom tilers Tadworth Surrey

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for picking out the time to discuss this, I feel great about it and love studying more on this topic. It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks for such a valuable help again. gradbeno dovoljenje

    ReplyDelete
  17.  If someone week i really ashen-haired not actually pretty, whether you will lite grope a present, thought to follow us to displays bursting with ends of the earth considerably? Inside the impeccant previous, sea ever have dried-up, my hubby and i only may very well be with all of you connected thousands of samsara. Rain gutters

    ReplyDelete