Dani purchased a chevet after a 2 year search and it is the perfect piece for her bathroom.
We have been collecting arts and crafts quarter sawn oak furniture for the past 32 years and it took quite some time to find. We had to consider the size and scale of each piece as our Humble Bungalow is small and we were mindful of our limited budget as we were undertaking restoration projects from the very beginning of our ownership.
We still need to do our master bedroom and there are new front stairs and an exterior paint job on the do list...
it is a labour of love being stewards of a heritage designated home.
With the glorious and bright summer sunshine and riotous blooms in the garden it has been easy to forget that we live in a dark and cozy heritage home.
You can plainly see our front stairs are in dire need of repair and the paint on the exterior is peeling.
Having said that, heritage homes are always in need of maintenance.
Thank goodness ours is not as vast as Chatsworth or Highclere Castle!
Our Humble Bungalow is filled with dark arts and crafts oak furnishings...
many have been reupholstered at a local shop which is considerably more expensive than buying new reproduction pieces.
Wendy has blogged about this recently too...
We like to add a few bits and bobs to perk up the space.
You can see that we have kept our Christmas fairy lights strung up along the beams near the ceiling...
nothing like plugging them in when we entertain for a twinkle effect and more lighting!
Rugs underfoot are a must as our 1912 bungalow can be frightfully cold and draughty in winter.
Runner rugs and area rugs add a punch of colour...
we purchased these new at Chintz and Co.
Original art hung on Bradbury and Bradbury hand made period wallpaper.
We have art in our bathroom too..
Our dear friend Cheryl Fortier gave us this one that she painted when she was in France.
Arts and crafts book shelf re purposed for towels.
Our bathroom renovation was done by a contractor friend and designed by Mr. HB
It has in floor heating and I love the results...
The standing lamps in the living room were purchased new through Sager's Furniture and they are from California. They are oak and of a scale that suits the rest of the furniture.
The lights in the rest of our bungalow were made at Waterglass Studio in town.
Mr. HB designed the kitchen and many people think it is the original one which we take as quite the compliment!
(please overlook the tea towel left casually on top of the granite countertop...)
I hope you've enjoyed the tour today...
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to one that they have posted.
Be Well and Be Kind.