OK, girls and boys (yes, a few men visit my blog too), this post is a summer repeat. Many bloggers do it, TV stations do it, so why not me: repeating an old issue. December 6, 2012 I have published this post about my living room. Or as my husband would shout at me: “OUR living room!”
In December 2012 there were not many people following my blog (the understatement of the year). So good chance that you haven’t seen it before. A few trusted followers have seen it as I sent them the link of our colourful living room. They can take a break from commenting. Relax…. it is summer.
Five years ago we decided we needed another couch and (easy) chairs. Again. We replaced them before but could not create unity and cohesion.
So we saved (we are Dutch, we save) and with some money in the bank, off we went to a furniture store. A very good one. To make a long story short….we ended up replacing everything in the living room, including the paint and the wallpaper. The only things that remained were the table, the dining chairs and the parquet floor. Which led to a loan…. The loan is paid off by now, but we will probably die in this setting as we do not have the money to do this again.
No big problem as we absolutely love it. Although it is colourful we do not get bored with it, nor do we find it “busy”.
It is not everybody’s taste, far from it. So you don’t have to like it. If you comment, please be honest!
Below: the painting you can see in detail further down. Below: sculpture on the mantelpiece by Jeroen Henneman. He creates beautiful things, often with optical illusions. Below: this painting is by Ewoud de Groot, a Dutch artist who is a great bird painter. Below: last but certainly not least: a painting by Annemarie de Groot (no relative of Ewoud de Groot, as far as I know). The artist Corneille was one of her teachers and she worked with him as well.
The strange black vertical lines you see at the left side of the painting are from the lamp hanging in front of the painting. Sorry guys. Didn’t feel like doing it again. This is a repeat, remember? Below: the photos below show you our corridor. As it is a very tiny house, the hallway is very small. I had to photograph it in parts. We had so many little drawings, paintings etc. left that we decided to create this “gallery”. The big silk-screen print in the bottom two photos is by Jan Sierhuis and was a lucky find on (the Dutch equivalent of) Ebay.Greetje