We have never lived in such a big house with multiple designated zones. Downstairs, our Hudson has a Study, Home Theatre, Dining Room and Family Room. Upstairs, along with four bedrooms we also have a separate Leisure, Childs Retreat and Parents Retreat zones. Our existing furniture collection ain’t gonna cut it so we have been busy shopping up a storm. Just as well the end-of-financial-year sales are on and we have been lucky to score some fantastic discounts. Perfect timing!
For the Family Room, we are waiting delivery of a 3 + 2.5 seater sofa from Domayne. We are still on the hunt for armchairs, coffee table and floor lamps to complete the zone.
For the home theatre, we really wanted a comfy modular lounge but finding the perfect one proved tricky as hubby and I couldn’t agree! I was sold on the award-winning design Jasper modular from King Furniture but the bad reviews online were enough to put us off. We also put a deposit on a Molmic ‘Husk’ modular but eventually committed to a custom ‘Chelsea’ lounge from Sofa Studio.
The dining table was another source of many heated debates between hubby and I. Right from the outset, he insisted on a rustic table. Don’t get me wrong, I also love a table that oozes character but I was worried that it wouldn’t suit the contemporary style of our house. After hubby vetoed my selections, I finally found the table that both of us absolutely loved at first sight! This beauty is a one-off piece made from recycled hardwood timbers. To give it a modern edge, I’m toying with the idea of pairing it with classic Eames dining chairs. If you’re after Australian made, handcrafted wooden furniture check out Coopers Store. They also make beautifully crafted bespoke doors like their amazingly beautiful ‘Camelot’ front door. Talk about making an entrance!
Nick and I are looking forward to having our weekends back. We’re both a bit over spending our days off traipsing all over Sydney shopping! Who would have thought I’d be saying that? But it’s a while yet before we can rest and really enjoy the fruits of our labour. We still have a few items in the shopping list.
- Dining chairs
- Bar stools
- Floor lamps
- Outdoor daybed for the balcony
- Sofa bed for Study
We also need to purchase all the LED downlights and pendants to replace the ugly UFO battens. We have a fairly good idea of what we want so hopefully it’s a quick and simple exercise.
Finally, our stunning commissioned Tarisse King painting has arrived and waiting to take pride of place on the entry wall. It was a special gift from hubby for my 40th birthday. Lucky me😄