I am rather partial to a mid century sideboard. You can never have too many. This one has been moved to our new "den" a room to catch the north and western sun in the winter. We plan on sitting in this room and reading or listening to music. We have just laid new carpet in 'chocolate'. This colour makes a definite statement and works with the mid century striped velvet armchair. The sideboard is a classic Parker from the 1960s. We own two of these and they are very useful for storing lots of goodies. The hanging bookshelves are "string" vintage from the 1950s. I love the magazine rack at the bottom. I use it to display my 1960s Scandinavian magazines that make great references for hunting down furniture.
One of my hobbies is to visit Leonard Joel's auction rooms searching for little treasures to add to my different rooms. I often come across items that I didn't know I needed. I enjoy the random objects that appear in auctions. Often the objects are quite unique and will add that little accent needed to complete a space. But I confess sometimes I buy things because they are just a bargain and I can't resist.
This lot included the moulded glass candlesticks and the glass jelly moulds. The candlesticks found a home in our dining room and the jelly moulds live on open shelves in the kitchen. I used both on Christmas day. Glass jelly moulds can be a little tricky to use but the secret is to pour warm water into the mould and pour it out again before you pour in your jelly mixture.
Hi I am Elizabeth an interior designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia in a little Californian Bungalow cottage with my partner, Max, who is also an Interior Designer, and our beloved furry children, Doris & Ernest. I believe that design can make our lives more rewarding and productive. I love, architecture and design theory but my everyday passion is fabrics and decoration, as I don't think we should get too serious but have fun with our homes and enjoy the process of creating our own environments. I am interested in classic cars, and collect Georgian and Mid Century furniture.