Saturday, July 09, 2011

A few shots of my hallway

I'm really slow to post pictures of my house because it is such a work in progress (heck, there's a whole big extension as big as the current house planned!).  Inspired however by the vignettes I recently posted and feeling the need to play with the new Nikon D3100 we bought in Hong Kong, here are a few shots of our hallway including some vignettes of my very own making!  Hope you like.

The future extension will start where the hall currently ends meaning the existing kitchen/dining area will be demolished.  See here for the concept plans.

I'm a Leo and love this little lion I found in Trade Aid in Ponsonby Road near where we live in Auckland.  The Tivoli Audio radio was a Christmas gift last from me to 'himself'.

When we moved into the house, the original villa front door had been stripped back to the wood.  With complete disregard for someone else's hard work, I decided to paint it again in black.  I'm a big fan of the classic black and white colour combo.  I store all our reusable, cloth shopping bags in the basket by the front door so we don't forget to take them with us on trips to the supermarket.

We store shoes (and a couple of hats) on this little unit by the front door.  I found it on Trade Me (NZ"s answer to EBay).  It came in bare pine so I painted it white.  I toyed with the idea of going for a bold colour but chickened out in the end.  On top I keep some plastic trays, one for each of us to drop our keys, wallets etc. in.  There's also some room on top for whatever Orla Kiely bag I have on the go.

I still have lots to do in our hallway - it needs a lamp, the ceiling light fitting we bought ages ago still hasn't been put up, I think it might need a rug (black and white stripes?) and I'm thinking of doing a gallery wall on one of the currently bare walls.  Hope you've enjoyed the little glimpses of where I've gotten to though.

1 comment:

Blue Fruit said...

I'm in love with your little orange lion - and doesn't he look good sitting on top of such stylish books too?
The black door looks swish.

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