Oliver and Rust at home: winter living room feels

Happy Tuesday morning all.

As we approach spring in these parts I thought it high time to share how our living room has been looking and feeling for the winter months. Simple tones, lots of plants and of course lots of textiles.

I did put the few baby items away for these photos but so far we are not drowning in baby bits. Her leaf chair is black and grey and fits right in and we just invested in an activity centre that also isn't hideous. So far mommy isn't losing her head with the bright goodies.

our full winter mantel. a mixture of geometric terrariums, woven demijohns, trophies, brass and african. 

i brought out the lightbulb sculptures that trevor makes for an airy looking display. i love that black and brown looking dish which is actually petrified wood. it's so unique looking and i like it just sitting empty.

 namaste mr. buddha

this is one of my new favourite simple green plants. it is called fittonia [when i was proof reading this post, the damn auto correct kept changing the name of this plant so fingers crossed it comes out alright] and always looks great in a mound. i used an old parts drawer and made a long display. it also isn't a light fussy plant and seems to be doing just great in a semi-low light situation

the barrel table in the front hall is a little bit more on the eclectic side than usual. i brought out one of our large double sided african helmet masks, our collection of chinese calligraphy brushes, ostrich eggs and our bamileke hat [from the same people as the now famous juju hats you see everywhere]

So that's our little bits of vignettes in our main living space for the rest of the winter months until it comes time to start pulling out the spring birds and flowers which I'm feeling like might be soon.

We are actually hoping this coming weekend to do a little redo in our front hallway as the crates that have been used as shelves for a few years need to go prior to a little one starting to walk and pulling them over onto herself. Plus you know, I want to paint so it's a good excuse.

Have a good day everyone,

It's a fun filled day of greenhouses and dirt at the shop as the first of our trio of terrarium classes commences tonight.


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