I never thought of myself as quirky, but as I have grown as a Designer, I find myself more and more drawn to the unusual.
So much so, that I am trying to break away from the traditional in so many areas of my life. Some may think I am a rebel, but maybe I just don’t like the conventional. Conventional is boring!
My most recent stint to fuel my hunger for the off-beat, is my home. My family and I live in a shipping container, called “House Madeline“.
It is far from complete, but it is a labour of love. We have been living in this home for close to 2 years and have recently shipped it to our home province, the Western Cape, where we live in it now.
As mentioned, it is far from complete. We have big plans to make it a comfortable, yet stylish home with personality! (maybe my personality…don’t tell my husband!)
I want our house to reflect our true style and personality. I want it to be filled with items that make me happy and pieces that tell a story…just like my furniture pieces. So I have some ideas of what our living room should look like:
I love Marissa Tomei’s style (not to mention that she is my hubby’s TV crush!). I really like the animal-skin tripod chair and the lamp, they add a uniqueness to her apartment.
Again, above the natural elements speak to me! The nguni skin rug and the leather couch make the space feel warm and inviting.
Light and airy spaces are essential for me.
Patterns, texture and plants are also non-negotiable!
I have recently seen a beautiful couch on Arhaus. I have decided to build a mood board around it:
Obviously these are ideas of what I would want to see in our living room. As a Eco-Designer, I have to stay true to my values and principles by re-using and buying green products. But I will use this as my guide for inspiration.
Have you designed your dream space? Are you living in it right now? Would love to hear from you! 🙂