Friday, 17 August 2012

Family Room Purchase

Unbeknownst to me Paul had been watching an item on eBay last week and successfully won the bid.  It's a 60s teak shadow box to hang on the wall in the Family Room.  I love it (just as well, eh?!).  We are yet to hang it in the wall so here's the pics from eBay:

I've been inspired by some recent blogs on indoor hanging plants - example:

Planters by Farrahsit

and am thinking that I might mount these Ikea ceramic holders on the wall next to the teak shadow box.  It's a North facing room so should get enough light to support the indoor plants. We'll see how it goes!
Ikea Asker container

I'm also coveting a black and white chevron rug for this room, but so far have only managed to find a black and stone colour from Bayliss rugs.  The Ikea Stockholm rug is my other consideration for the interim (whilst trying to save some pennies!)

Bayliss Flatweave Chevron rug in Black & Stone

Ikea Stockholm Rug

Concept board for the Family Room below - at this stage anyway...!  It may change if/when we have the money to do anything about it!

So far, the lights are installed, Coburn picture hung and Teak shadow box purchased.
Still to come: the Nelson slimline sofas (2 x 3 seaters), the chevron rug, teak coffee table, Ikea containers...and the jury is still out on the red Swan chair...

Also debating whether to put a Danish sideboard in this room or the Dining Room.  If this room, I may consider just one sofa and two matching chairs rather than two sofas (so you can actually see the sideboard!)


  1. Love the shadow box! Your plans for this space are really coming together nicely, Nat!!


  2. I have never heard of a shadow box (too young?!) but I love it! I'm going to hunt one down now haha! I love anything retro and 60s so it's right up my alley. I love the swan chairs - I would love a black leather one for a corner of our bedroom but there are too many other things to buy first! Loving it all.