Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Formal Lounge

Since I started blogging, I have been so inspired by many decorating styles. In fact, it has left me in a bit of a quandry at times, as I try to inject elements that I love into my home in a very eclectic manner, not always successfully I might add!
When I recently came across this image in Home Beautiful (June 2009), it really hit a soft spot for me. So with this in mind, I am going to set about reorganising my formal lounge and hopefully end up with a room that is welcoming, restful but with some elegance. To this end, I snapped up 2 lamps that were on ebay this week. The title said "Lamp" so I was assuming there was only one but thought $40 (Buy Now) was still an okay price , so imagine my delight upon reading the listing, to discover the auction was, in fact, for 2 lamps, eek. I picked them up this morning and they are de'light'ful (groan).
The seller lived just down the road from an op. shop that I hadn't been to for a while so I thought I'd pop in for a look-see. I found 2 good sized pictures ($5 each) which will be getting a going-over. I thought the pictures were kind of cute though.....






*SIGH*



"EEK"






Okay, so the lad is relieveing himself in the middle of Paris.....


love the expression.....





haha.....




and just look where the contents of his bladder are going...all over his cute wee toes!
For some reason, this image conjures up memories of childhood road-trips, scrambling through roadside vegetation to find a lone tree to crouch behind.....oh the joys.


25 comments:

Natasha said...

You did not both of those lamps for $40????? You are quite a shopper Ange!

Your inspiration picture is gorgeous. I cannot wait to see your finished room.

Best wishes and happy decorating,
Natasha.

Kerri said...

I love this house too Ange, and have the article saved in my inspiration file. This is my all-time favourite style, that relaxed beachy/white/coastal/hamptons style. They do it so well on the northern beaches of Sydney, and every time I see a new example it goes straight to the pool room (ok, ideas file but I love that line from The Castle!) I'm introducing a similar look here at home too. Great score with the lamps, and I think that little boy will look great on your wall! K xx

Creamy White said...

How cute and funny story about the paints, Ange! I really like the two lamps you got as well. I'm sure your place will turn out exactly the way you cant it!
Looking forward to see...
Have a lovely weekend,
Li Xoxo

Linden Townhouse said...

Those lamps are great. That clean, beachy style must look great in your corner of the world!

Trish said...

Hi Ange, I love your inspiration pic, especially the art above the lounge. I find art the hardest thing to choose & subsequently have bare walls. Im looking forward to see the end result of your new art. Those lamps are the buy of the century, what a great find. Thank you for coming over to my blog & yes I would love & greatly appreciate it, if you could let people know Im there!!!

McCarthy Designs said...

Well done with the lamps! What a great buy, they look good and the pitures are just too cute! xx

Alison Gibbs said...

Great price for the lamps - they'll look great.
Cute pictures.
Alison

Anna said...

Hahahaha...Ange..they are super cute...and just as they are...LOL about the little parisienne pee pee boy...too funny x

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, I love your inspiration pic and your lamps are amazing for $40..gotta love ebay...I am having a little give away at themoment, so when you get a chance pop over and say hi, cheers Katherine

Kyandra said...

Love your inspiration picture and how funny are your op shop pics...and the lamps are a bargain..Can't wait to see wht you do...Take care Kym X

brismod said...

Nice inspiration photo and lamps, Ange. Not so sure how you'll work the public urination picture into it...Will follow your progress with this one to see how you do it!!

Tina said...

Ange, what a score with those gorgeous lamps!! The pictures are very cute and made me giggle:) Enjoy your new treasures and good luck with your formal living room plans. Hope you are having a lovely week ~ Tina x

DECORICA said...

I really like your inspiration room - can't wait for the reveal. -erica

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great job you did with the lamps. You are well on your way to the dream room! I love them!

The paintings are adorable. You and the shop owner must have had quite a laugh! Enjoy your week!

xoxo
Jane

laura, my summerhouse said...

Wow, those lamps are just gorgeous! How lucky you were to find those! And how funny are the prints? Very cute!
Have a great day, much love,
laura, my summerhouse xxxxx

McCarthy Designs said...

Hi again Deb, I just wanted to let you know that I have left an award for you on my blog today! Have a great weekend! xx

Kristopher K Design said...

Have fun reorganising your lounge (I love the inspiration photo) ... can't wait to see your ideas unfold ;)
Have a great weekend .... Cheers, Kris

awal.ny said...

I'm with you Ange, I have seen a couple of posts that the pictures mixed really vintage white with the pure white and I am really liking the look. You are doing a great job. Oh and I am painting again today, I have a ceiling and floor to do. Have a great weekend.

The Moerks said...

I have little boys and the pictures seem quite familiar! Great pick up with the lamps. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Deb said...

Hey Ange, great price for the lamps...love ebay! Cute pics too, can't wait to see what you have in mind for them. Deb

Julienne said...

Ange I love that inspirational room it combines both of my dream rooms (thanks for visiting and your lovely comment) hadn't thought of a combination of the two styles before! Hey the lamps are fabulous, clever girl!

Gracefully Vintage said...

I cant believe i wasnt already following you- but love the pics and so can relate-
I love the shabby shades of white-distressed and pastels- but i do like the black elegant Ballard designs look-and then i like some rustic-french styles too- and always like a bit of pink-so my home never gets totally workd on-because icant decide which way to go.
Loving the blog
Karryann

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the lamps and the inspirational picture! I know you will pull this off!!
Take care
Kristin

Paper Tree Design said...

Hi, Love the inspiration image - lots of symmetry. I'm sure you will work those beautiful lamps into your new scheme (can't believe you got both for $40), looking forward to seeing your results.

Your comment about 'finding a lone tree to crouch behind' gave me a giggle and brought back some memories of my own! Have fun. Michelle

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