25.2.14

my living | dining room part II

Finally the shelves and the bench arrived.
An average rented house is a challenge to decorate, but if you rent something neutral, 
it is possible to achieve a decent result.
When the shell of your room is not great (ugly flooring, unnecessary weird details, pvc window frames) 
all you can do is to play with details.
All in all I quite like how the whole room came out. 
The big challenge was and still is to keep it uncluttered, being a relatively small room with an odd shape 
(4.5 x4.5 m with a square L shape) it can be easily feel claustrophobic. 
I've been de-cluttering until I've left only the stuff we like/need.











15 comments:

bastisRIKE said...

attention, here comes one of those 'i love everything i see' comments. again. so: i love everything i see alessandra!

perfect inspiration for our future home i want to set up in a more simplified and reduced way.

barbara said...

che atmosfera!

Mina said...

just: perfect

naa said...

W O N D E R F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really sorry about the mess with carpenters but I think you really created a beautiful and calming space. I would love to make things as "simple" but you know maybe I am not there yet... :) You know what I mean? Right now I have to many wishes and I know it's stupid but it's the way it is. :))

Btw: I think the most important thing is to have a home that suits the people who live in it... what others thinks it's not really important. (My opinion but I need to listen to it!) :)

la casita said...

rike, thank you! quite chuffed to be an inspiration!

ana, yes, what you are saying makes total sense, a home should be felt home because the people you are with and then it should suits all the inhabitants priorities. luckily, my husband hates tv and so we don't have one or worst a huge screen on the wall, my daughter needs space and to move freely around and last i need to be surrounded by calm, art and crafts. in that i think i achieved my goal :-)
though i'd like more art...

thank you all!
xx

eau de nil said...

how beautifully and serenely it has all come together,
despite all the misadventures - and the bench at least
looks very well made. a home is for its inhabitants, to shut their door and be at peace. and i see a lot of peace here :)

WSAKE said...

it looks lovely though - very much so! i´ve come to trust no one in building the exact furniture i want to have so i´m doing it all myself (well, i help my father do so:)), so i totally know what you´re saying...

it´s a long process though, it will take a few years until my appartment looks the way i want it to - quite money- and time consuming...

the vicars alter ego said...

lovely photographs!
looking at them it is quite obvious I need to have a serious tidy in my home! ;^)

PUK said...

You have a very lovely home! I'm quite amazed how you can keep it uncluttered and so colour coordinated. That would never happen in my home - too much clutter and too much colour! ;-)

la casita said...

eau de nil> thank you Xenia, yes, indeed one should be able to shut the door and feel at peace, yet not always is possible, but a serene place might helps. thinking of you xx

wsake> anna, how great you can build your own furniture, I'm so tempted to learn too! thank you for the sympathy :-) indeed to decorate a home is a long and expensive business, I guess it's a primal need too, a way to take care of ourselves and those we love. Home is not much a place is an idea. x

the vicar> :D not my aim to annoy others reminding them to tidy up their homes. this place can be as messy as every lived/loved home. Surely it is better to show the tidiest moments rather than not! ;-)

la casita said...

PUK> de-cluttering is a never ending chore, the trick I guess is to stop bringing stuff at home and choose wisely the what you want surround yourself with is a bit like choosing friends, don't you think? Colour coordination is something I inherited from my dad I guess and then developed by studying art for many, many years, in fact never stopped really. Said so your home should be shaped around your taste and needs, hence if you need colours and "clutter" so be it!
thank you :-)

Vicky said...

What a beautiful, calming room - I dream of having a space like this, but am sadly addicted to clutter!

Kylie Hunt said...

You've made it all look so beautiful Alessandra. I'm not a fan of pine either but it is a great design at least. You've done a great job :) Kx

the vicars alter ego said...

might have to invest in a tarantella cd?

la casita said...

so you tidy up and dance a crazy dance? dunno I used to pogo with punk music ;^)