I would personally just call it my ‘living room’, but ‘lounge’ sounded better in the title…
But why would I want to peek into your humble lounge, you ask. Good question, but I haven’t got the answer. There is a strange voyeuristic phenomena across the internet that manifests itself in ‘Apartment Tours’, ‘Home Decor Hauls’ and ‘What I Got For Christmas’ blog posts and YouTube videos that I can’t explain.
Perhaps we’re all just a little bit nosey.
In case you’re interested (I don’t blame you if you’re not), but that is the dream chair; a beautiful, round, grey swivel chair I searched for in shops for months until one day happening across it second-hand on Gumtree – a site I had only ever visited once before many years previous.
Now if that isn’t fate, I don’t know what is.
It’s also Pepper’s chair, so I’m never allowed to sit on it :(
Approach With Caution: You will get licked.
^ Check out that Insta-worthy styling ;)
This is probably the most feminine area of my house, hence why it needs to be diluted by a huge bottle of manly spirit next to it.
Apologies for the slightly scruffy appearance of my sofa; I sit on it for a good 6 – 8 hours a day so it’s allowed to look a little crumpled. This is real life, yo.
It’s also a pull-out bed and storage! #MultipurposeFurniture
Pepper just keeping a casual eye on me…
Other than a nicely ruffled up black blanket and Pepper’s toys, you’ll notice the sofa is generously adorned with cushions. The grey one is from The Range, the Frenchie one was a gift (because Frenchies <3), the black and white one on the end is Ikea’s finest, and the two beautifully plump, velvety black ones were sent to me by Sofa Sofa. They are the Monaco collection, and I am loving how squishy they are!
Every girl’s gotta have some miniature cacti in her life, amiright?
So, um, can we just talk about how cool my bookends are for a sec? This was a (winning) gift for N’s birthday one year. I know, I know; I am the ultimate gift-giver.
This is my collection of re-incarnation and past-life regression books (+ my dream diary there on the end), but perhaps that is a story for another day.
I actually have been meaning to sell these Marketing books for a while now, but they’ve ended up here as part of the decor because they make me seem smart when people walk in.
If you’re in the market for a couple of really
boring interesting textbooks then give me a bell!
Anyways, that’s all you’re getting folks! I hope you appreciate my attempt to make my home live up to Pinterest standards, and my strategically placed dog photos for distracting you from the fact that 99% of my furniture is from Ikea.
Also just thought I’d include this photo of mountain goat Pepper getting ready to greet the postman while my back was turned.
This is my life.