Saturday, 4 February 2012

Eclectic Sitting Rooms....

Eclectic sitting/ living room interior 
Sitting room by Photographer David Prince
Library Sitting/ living Room with Moroccan pouffes and Persian rug, Via maison Boheme
Eclectic Moroccan style sitting Room with Kilim cushions and throws
Opulent and eclectic. Probably as close to my dream home as I think I have seen, but not enough books
I love the eclectic shabby-ness of these living / sitting rooms, perfect for lounging around with a good book.

I am a real hoarder. As long as I remember my parents have been big collectors, getting obsessed with a particular type of pottery or glassware and searching antiques shops for that next exiting find (I used to love going to weekend antique fairs, my sister and I would look at the pretty vintage jewellery pretending which pieces we were going to buy).

Unlike my parents I never buy anything of worth or value, but I am such a magpie for anything un-British looking. My dream home is a dusty, eclectic treasure chest of rare findings from all over the world that I would have found in an Indiana Jones/ Victorian explorer type way :)

Sadly my boyfriend is more of a minimalist  type of dude.

26 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Gosh...I think I need a sitting room!!!

Rockin' Horse. said...

the first one, omg, I love it! maybe this is a nice way to store jewelry xx

Anonymous said...

I want to live in that library

WrightStuff said...

Love the one with the books. Not too sure about the instruments of torture on the walls of the first pic though... reminds me of that one with guns at the end of the bed you posted a few weeks ago!

Moon to Moon said...

Torture instruments? My goodness. I think they are just random tools/ garden instruments/ cogs etc. Funny how people interpret pictures so differently.

chloe said...

I'm with you on the last one! Definitely a room I'd find hard to leave. Love the scale of things in it: the enormous clock and giant pot are so fantastic; then so are all the sumptuous chairs.... oooh, heaven is a velvety sofa :) I want to see the rest of the house!! ...and personally I think minimalism and junky hoarding are a perfect combination as they create balance if they respect each others' needs...

Amy Louski said...

your boyfriend and mine are both minimalist, while we like to collect. too silly!
I love fun rooms like this. my next house will basically be a sitting room.....all of it.
I can't wait!
thanks for sharing such cool spaces!

Anonymous said...

That last one is definitely my fav! LOVE the carpet and the huge pot... Luckily, my BF is no minimalist either :-) so we're slowely working our way there!

Barbara said...

Oh, yes! If you combine the last one with the one with all the books, it would be bliss indeed!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Heaven is a room full of books, so I will be quite happy with that room :)

La Maison Boheme said...

Wow - that last photo is the stuff my dreams are made of.

Daphne said...

Wow! OBSESSED with the Library Sitting Room. I would love to be surrounded with tons of books like that... absolutely gorgeous.

Morgan said...

awesome! love rooms with lots of colorful things to look at. it's a visual smorgasbord!

Jokke said...

Anything with kilims is great! Love them!

Vix said...

I'm the same, I love collecting anything that looks ethnic or just plain weird and the whole house is a mish-mash of everything from French boudoir, Turkish opium den to Rajasthani palace. x

brandi said...

~minimalist or not...one can always dream...love these rooms atht you shared...comforting the seem to be...you could sit in there with a hot cup a tea and simply be...much love light and blessings~

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Cheska said...

I need that library sitting room in my life!

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brogan said...

Really good source of inspiration here! i love the second to last photo!

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kp said...

that library! swoon.

joanne May said...

These are my kind of rooms. Vibrant, beautiful and full of character!
I especially like the Turkish/ethnic rugs and antique chairs!

It's great to find your blog.
Many blessings,

Jo May.

Linda said...

Love the wall in the first one and the colors and coziness of the last...Beautiful rooms!! :)

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Monika said...

I really love that last room as well, just my style and I'm working on it, haha! Thank you for a wonderful blog and all the pictures you bring on to me to dream around.../Monika in Stockholm.