Category Archives: Living Room

Shopping Madness: and faulty heater!

Well my lovely blogging friends, today I have been given my orders! I’m currently in search of a new cat bed (for Angel and Diesel, from itsapussycatslife – preferably a dog bed, so they can both snuggle up in a roomy yet comfortable space, god love em!) Secondly, they need a brand new cat scratch post – the type with the corked bottom, as Diesel is lazy and doesn’t use the actual scratch post part.

Thirdly, we need a draught excluder – preferably two matching ones for the living room! I did actually purchase a Warmlite oil filled electric heater from Argos, but unfortunately it was faulty! So I had a refund issued earlier this morning, and treat Kelly and I to a McDonalds breakfast with Tropicana fresh orange – yummy!

Kelly is currently in the process of cleaning the whole flat, in preparation for our Christmas decorations. Mainly, I would like to get the Xmas tree up and decorated at some point today – question is, are there enough hours left in the day?

One last thing, seen as it’s almost Xmas, I will be hunting the shops for a cool knitted jumper for Diesel and Angel – you can’t have Christmas for the kids without ‘cheesy knitwear!’ I’m also craving a Scrunch, so I will be purchasing two (one for Kelly and one for myself)! If you don’t know what a Scrunch is, I’ll show you if I’m lucky enough to of grabbed them before they sell out – they sell in minutes! Fingers crossed for the Scrunch desserts guys.

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Retro 80s Vintage Coffee Table by Paolo Piva

I was browsing my new favourite place to shop, Johnny Moustache, and I noticed on their FaceBook page that they have a very rare original 1980s B&B Italia Alanda coffee table, designed by Paolo Piva.

An iconic coffee table which is no longer in production, this Paolo Piva desirable is extremely hard to come across.

This retro coffee table was designed in 1981 (making it older than me!) by Paolo Piva and has since become a very sought after piece of vintage furniture. Home Desirable absolutely love the Crystal Maze feel to this fantastic piece of furniture.  The use of black steel straight diagonal lines to the over all design of this table is truly admirable.

This piece of furniture is an exceptional find which is sure to be enjoyed.  Remember guys, all Johnny Moustache furniture is 100% original.

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The Croft-Bakers: Double Your House for Half the Money

 

After watching Channel 4’s Double Your House for Half the Money episode 2, presented by Sarah Beeny, I fell in love with the Croft-Baker’s home. This house features one of the most luxurious finishes Home Desirable has ever seen on TV.

The master bedroom is breath taking, with its combination of light greys and duck egg blue. We love the use of colour and those luxurious blinds.

Double Your Home for Half the Money have even surprised the kids with a fantastic bedroom makeover, whilst in the rear garden they have offered every kids dream – their very own slide! This garden is fantastic with its lawn area, wooden fencing and children’s slide, we just love it.

The kitchen is fantastic with its white gloss finish doors, wooden work bench area and use of bold green colour. The transparent bar stools are a big hit with us.

We especially love the open plan kind of feel to the kitchen, dining and lounge area. The light pouring in through those patio doors makes this room a relaxing place in our opinion.

What do you guys think to the over all design of this property? Has this place inspired you to treat your kids to a must have garden slide? Feel free to post comments below.

 

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Johnny Moustache Retro Furniture

Hey my lovely followers, hope your all well? The passed few days have been quite a nightmare, however yesterday when browsing the internet I came across a fantastic website named Johnny Moustache. This website is worth checking out guys, it has some beautiful retro furniture, and I just love it!

Johnny Moustache is a North East based company who specialise in sourcing and selling genuine vintage and retro furniture. Johnny Moustache prides itself on professionally restoring, where necessary, and reupholstering their furniture finds back to their former glory with the use of high quality modern fabrics.  JohnnyMoustache.com sources their high quality fabrics from a variety of sources, including Bute fabrics. Bute fabrics are sought to be suppliers of some of the very best fabrics available.

The thing I like about Johnny Moustache is that they always have in stock a vast array of retro chairs and sofas. Johnny Moustache offers a bespoke upholstery service, upon request, which enables their customers to choose which fabric they desire. With so much to choose from, this place is certainly one of the best online retro furniture retailers we have ever seen in the UK.

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Kai Kristiansen: FM Reolsystem

Kai Kristiansen is a designer who’s work represents examples of Danish mid twentieth century furniture. Kai Kristiansen designed everything from tables, writing desks, sideboards, chairs, tv stands and bar cabinets. Kai Kristiansen’s furniture was mostly manufactured in teak or rosewood.

One of Kai Kristiansen’s most famous designs is the FM Reolsystem, a shelving system which was designed to offer maximum flexibility with endless possibilities to combine wall mounted shelves and cabinets to fit any wall in any home.

The simple use of metal bars which fix to the wall, and use of desirable wood looks amazing on these wall shelves.

Overall the whole wall unit looks extremely designer.  The use of straight clean lines and wood finish is gorgeous.  This wall storage system is definitely the type of storage system I would have in my living space – its retro appeal is just fabulous!

(Pictures courtesy of Decopedia)

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The Konnex Shelving System

The Konnex Shelving System is perfect for individuals who like to shape and organise their environment.

Designed by Florian Gross, the Konnex Shelfing System is an innovative design which is created by connecting cubed shelves together – creating the Konnex Shelving System.  The Konnex Shelving storage unit comes with three cube storage boxes.  The dimensions are as follows:

  • Small box:  L: 312 x W: 312 x D: 312
  • Medium box: L: 414 x W: 414 x D: 312
  • Large box:  L: 516 x W: 516 x D: 312

This shelving design is so cool. With a number of comb like slits around each cubed shelving component, more Konnex shelves can be added to create bigger and bolder storage space, as shown in the image above.

What do you guys think of the Konnex shelf system?  We absolutely love them here at Home Desirable!

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Reminiscing on Shetland Drive!

Today has been a funny old day, I’m so tired from the entire work load at the office still outstanding – but hey Rome wasn’t built in a day! Kelly and I have been thinking about finally getting the paint brushes out on the bathroom walls, which are looking very grim!

Anyways, that aside! Earlier I was looking through old pictures, which have somehow jumped off my iPhone on to works computer (whoopsie), of my old living room at Shetland Drive. I loved this pad it was minimalistic and quite bold!

I remember starting to wallpaper this room at around 9pm and thinking ‘why on earth did I start this task!’ Needless to say, for my first attempt at wallpapering, it looks fantastic!

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