Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Interiors: Home tour - the dining room and kitchen

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas
dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas


dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

dining room kitchen home tour interiors ideas

Back in September, I showed you around my living room and promised more rooms to come. Four months isn't that long to wait, is it?

Although the kitchen is my favourite room in any house, this one is a little small to even properly photograph. Instead, you'll have to make do with nick-nack pics.

The dining room is where we spend most of our time, sitting as it does twixt kitchen and living room. As always, it's a battle to keep the inevitable dumping ground of a dining table clear. But it's a light and bright space with period bits and bobs here and there but neutral enough to feel like I've made it mine.

All those butterflies? They've been with me for a while now, but never all in one place as a big display. I rather like them like this.

Sources: Atelier Stella vase - so cute with peonies for hair! / pink wire fruit bowl from Tiger (I think I have a thing for pink and yellow, don't you?) / yellow table lamp - similar here / beautiful white pendant lamp / wooden serving bowl / sheepskin draped over chair / geometric rug / white dining chairs / giant colander - super bargain! (I am a sucker for anything oversized or teeny weeny) / salt and pepper grinders / octopus butter dish - similar / rose chafer beetles from Tiger (why, oh why aren't they online?!) / herb pots - a variety from IKEA / gorgeous Japanese ceramic striped beakers / Instagram-able jam (instajam?)

All other items - vintage.

Many of the pieces in my home (as in so many others) are from IKEA. I'm thrilled to have been chosen to take part in a brilliant new initiative called LiveLAGOM. Lagom is a Swedish word meaning to live with what you have, within your means, or 'just enough'.

For this project, we're being gifted £500 worth of IKEA products to helps us live more sustainably and I have chosen to spend the majority on kitchenware. At the moment, the amount of waste we produce is pretty shocking and I'd like to address that this year, preserving food we have too much of and making better use of leftovers - come in IKEA preserving jars. We'll also be giving growing a go with a few starter kits of windowsill plants, plus there are a couple of items that help to make a rented house feel like home.

More soon!


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