If you have been following my Home series over the past few months you know I have spent a lot of time dreaming about how to improve my home. I thought it was time to share with you some of my favourite finds across the web which I would adore to have in my house. In this post I am focusing on my open plan downstairs which consists of living, dining and kitchen areas which flow together in an L shape.
Starting in our living area. We made a massive error when buying our sofa 5 years ago. We definitely should have got a recliner to properly relax on when watching TV or reading a book in the evenings. We also should have got leather which can be wiped clean! A must with two kids in the house. There are a fantastic range of leather recliner sofas at Fishpools and I've got my eye on the Alpina electric motion sofa in a beautiful, modern grey leather *swoons*
Curved Floor Lamp
I love to read on the sofa in the evenings so I need a lamp. A curved floor lamp arcing over the sofa looks sophisticated and gives the perfect reading light or if you have guests some mood lighting. This version from World Stores is a bargain at £89.99.
Extending Dining Table
Linking our living and kitchen is the dining area. We've had our dining table for nearly ten years and it has done well but taken a right battering since the kids have come along. There are two things I need to change about our dining table. We need to ditch the glass top as it is murder to clean and it needs to extend so we can accommodate more people when entertaining. There are different size extending dining tables available at very reasonable prices from Oak Furniture Land. I'm wishing for a 5ft table which extends to 7ft by sliding open the top of the table and placing extra panels in the centre like magic!
So I've found a new table but what about the chairs. Well ours are currently fabric covered. Complete no-no when feeding children lasagne. So I need wooden chairs which I can wipe clean. I am in love with these brightly coloured wooden chairs from Dunelm. They come in pink or blue and would match my turquoise feature room perfectly while livening up the dining area.
Barista Style Coffee Machine
Moving onto the kitchen area, Husband is desperate for a proper coffee machine. These things are big and cost the same as a sofa in some cases, so they count as kitchen furniture! I know nothing about coffee but the model he is coveting looks like something you find in Starbucks... This DeLonghi coffee maker looks like something which would actually fit in our kitchen and surely it must be good as it costs over £800!
KitchenAid Artisan Stan mixer
There is only one piece of kitchen furniture I want. A KitchenAid. I'm thinking of insisting on one for my 40th birthday in lieu of a party. Only 5yrs to wait... This purple KitchenAid sets my heart a flutter and it is half the price of the coffee maker so in relative terms cheap!
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