Monday, 11 June 2012

Perfect Fire Weather


Gee it's cold!  Perfect weather for a fire. If I had my way I think I would have both of our fireplaces lit 24/7.  Remember my old French chair covered in the vibrant stripe which you can see in the picture above?  Well, I think it might be time to recover it.  I'm imagining something simple like a ticking.  I bet you think I'm mad but I want to tone it down in our lounge room.  Maybe I'll just put it in another room and cover another chair.  Not sure yet.  Obviously I've had too much spare time on my hands today with the public holiday!  I'll let you know what I decide. 

xx
Anna

26 comments:

Amanda Rose said...

That is a beautiful fire place!

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

Nope, I don't think your mad.... however, that chair has become almost a trademark for you, no? people have even done up artwork featuring your chair!

BUT, I am a sucker for ticking, so I say go for it :)

pve design said...

Anna,
We love our fireplace and I too want to recover some chairs here...in something fresh and I adore ticking and linen. Look forward to seeing what you do with that chair. Enjoy the holiday!
pve

Clare Christine said...

Stay warm!! I am excited to see what you choose to recover the chair with, although I think the stripes still look fabulous! I hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful Monday.

Toodles,
Twirling Clare
http://twirlingclare.blogspot.com/

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a beautiful room! I really wish I had a fireplace. xo

SarahGordonHome said...

Anna, I was just thinking the same thing, Gee it's cold, except I am in England and it's supposed to be the middle of summer. I saw your photo and thought what a lovely warm room, the chair fabric really brings it to life - but then sometimes you just need a change! SGHx

Lissy Parker said...

Love it, but sometimes you just need a little change. It will look great either way. I know-no help.
xo, Lissy

Kelly Green said...

We have our fires going all day and night at the moment! Too cold not too and so nice to sit on front of! Also, i have just ordered navy blue ticking for my own chairs in the sitting room to be recovered! xx

Driftwood Interiors said...

Your lovely Ned seems to like the fire as much as my boy. Really enjoying the chance to hunker down and light the fire while the cold weather lasts K xx

Rebecca said...

Here in Iowa, USA we are having a perfect summer day.
Love your blog sharings. I read you with google reader most times but want you to know how much I enjoy your life and style. So different than mine but so very lovely!!

Rebecca

Erin said...

I love a good fire! I don't have a fireplace in my house but I swear the next house I own, there will be fireplaces everywhere {I hope!}

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Thea vintage said...

Looks so cozy! In Sweden we finally got summertime ;-)

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Shell Sherree said...

Oh, hello, dear Ned! I still love your French chair in the stripe, Anna, but it must be so tempting to re-upholster when you're enveloped in tempting, gorgeous fabrics every day!

Rick said...

I had to check the date. I thought I was on an old post. Then I realized I forgot you weren't just down the road but down under.
I can't wait to see what you choose for fabric

Adriane /// The A and B Stories said...

Hi there! I'm new to your blog (just found it through Coco + Kelly) and so glad I did!

Amanda Brown said...

cold down south too...

Sophie said...

I just found your blog via coco+kelley! i love it! im aussie too - but living in wales atm, so i love finding aussie blogs!
your house looks so lovely!

Tash said...

Hey loving your mentioned in coco and kelley!!

SarahGordonHome said...

Anna, It's perfect fire weather here too - except it's supposed to be Summer in the UK! Love the blog SGHx

*Chic Provence* said...

I love the stripes... use in another room?

xo

Kit

notthebigthings said...

I love the vibrant striped chair Anna (and your artwork above the fire). I do understand though the desire for change. That's when I swap all of my furniture around before making a bold decision. I just did a post on your gorgeous wallpaper range for Porter's. Huge fan. www.notthebigthings.blogspot.com

Charlotte Minty said...

I love how your dog is very interested in seeing the fire getting lit too! Cute.

Elyse said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was how much I wished I had that beautiful chair. I say just move it. It's so special <3

Hannah Blackmore Photography said...

Love this

The Intimacy Book said...

Getting some great ideas, thanks.

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - now I know why you were writing about a fireplace...you're in Australia and it's winter.

Love the look and feel of your room. I absolutely love the painting on your mantle. the colors are incredible. Who painted it?

I love the chair - maybe it can be recovered but I would use something in the same colors as the painting.

Glad to have found your blog!

Linda

http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com