While I am on Mid century furniture this is a view of our dining room. The room is set awaiting guests for Sunday lunch, so the table is dressed. The dining table, chairs and sideboard are by Parker. I love the strong horizontal lines of sideboards from this period and I think Parker's version has quite refined proportions. The armchair covered in red striped velvet was a hard rubbish find, and the Fler arm- chair, one of a pair, was purchased at our local waste station for $2.00. All it needed was new upholstery and some TLC. The curtains make reference to the Art Deco period of the house. The fabric is by Warner fabrics and dates from the early 1980s. The wall unit with the metal frame is ' String' a Scandinavian system. I like the timber, and metal combination, very retro. The room is casual and comfortable. It opens directly onto our kitchen and through the original Art Deco doors is the sitting room.
The little nest of tables was a present from friends who received this as a wedding present back in the 1960s. We still have a few details to attend to, the fireplace needs to have its paint removed to show the original brickwork and the hearth needs to have the awful tiles replaced with something more appropriate to the house's architecture.
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.