Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

My Atomic House

I am about to embark on the the mammoth task of re-designing my downstairs area.

i am heavily inspired by this post by Penny Dreadful.  I have included a couple of images from the post but if you want to see more click on this link. 

The photos were taken at an exhibition about the Festival of Britain at 'The Museum of 51' in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank.

“Atomic patterns; bright colours; sleek, angular furniture – the 1950s was when interiors changed forever, when design hit the high street and fashion moved from the catwalk and into our homes. Revisit the time in all its glorious technicolour in the Homes & Antiques 1950s living room and let us know what you think on the interactive phone.” Homes & Antiques  

As i looked at the post with Mr BooBoo Kitty, we were like.  We have got that.  I've seen that on ebay really cheap.  The problem with out current state of interior design is that its a bit of a mish mash.  Although it is all vintage.  its a mix of shabby chic, french country and atomic.  I love 50s atomic, as does the Mr.  So we have decided to stick to the atomic look.

Currently out living room is complete and we are happy with it.  But just to complicate things, we want to swap the living room and dinging room around.  The current dining room is bigger than our living room.

So to make a shopping list and list all the items on ebay that i want to sell!  But thinking about what we do have already, we have got most the things we need, things just need to be styled and re-upholstered! :)

I have already shown you what treasures I have in my atomic cabinet, in my last post.  Over the next few posts i will share with you how i transform my living area.

All images curtsy of Penny Dreadful, please do not use without her permission

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mid Century, Atomic Cabinet

Yesterday i showed you my 'Granny' china cabinet, which had been banished to the landing because it doesn't fit with our new scheme for our living room and dining room.  Here is our new more 'atomic' looking cabinet.  Please excuse the rubbish photos, because of the mirror at the back of it, it was hard to get a clear photo.

Part of my Chance glass collection and teak antelopes

A very small section of my long necked 50s china cats

Early plastic atomic condiment set, butter dish and jam pot

Midwinter coffee set, set of six

red Murano glass

more of my Chance handkerchief bowls

silver tea set

More Midwinter

Atomic shot glass set

Today we have been looking at fabric and wallpaper samples :) -will show you tomorrow...

Friday, 21 October 2011

Granny's china

We are in the process of re-decorating the downstairs of out house, we are looking to create more of a mid-century modern or atomic look.  But more on that in another post.  But the new sleek lines and bright colours, my beloved 'Granny' china and cabinet doesnt go. 

But rather than sell the lot, i found a new home for it at the top of the stairs.  The light really hits the china beautifuly.

My not so vintage Cath Kidson set

Cath Kidson

Given to Mr BooBoo Kitty by an old lady who he does her garden for, it was a wedding present when she got married aged 18, never been used, probably from the 30s or 40s

Dont know what make this is, dont really know what the stamps mean! But its pretty

Royal Doulton

given to me by Mr BooBoo Kitty's aunt, Royal Doulton

Set given to me by my mother in law

I cant wait to show you what we have done to the living room, more like planning to do because its all a bit of a mess at the minute!