Monday, January 23, 2012

Comforts of Home

I knew I wouldn't be able to live with it for long...;-))
Yes, I have made some changes to the iron bed under our main staircase!
And yes, already! ;-))
It was all too busy and I needed to tone things away went all the odd/mismatched cushions, quilts and eiderdowns...
And I've introduced a new calmer look.
I thought when I found the old cushion covers that were once on the sofas in our living room (whilst sorting through a pile of fabrics that I'd forgotten I had), that they could work better on the seat we had created here in the hall.
I'd made this set of large cushion covers at least 12 years ago, I'm guessing, all from lovely antique fabrics and quilts.

Several times they'd had to be patched and repaired over the years, which is one of the reasons I had reluctantly replaced them...
But here, where they will be used and enjoyed once again, it shouldn't be such a problem, as they will receive a lot less wear than on the main sofas in our living room.
Maybe I shouldn't look to change my style, and I should stick with the colours and textiles that I've always loved - If 12 years down the line I'm still liking these cushions, then that must mean something?
And I do think, this time(!) that I am settled...
I will get round to showing some of the other changes I've made around our home soon...All of which I won't be changing again in the near future!
Have a great week,
Niki x


  1. So cute! I love it, Niki!

  2. I love your style! I'm still working on mine. We moved to our current place about 2 years and it's still developing! Your cushions look gorgeous on your bed sofa. I love all the roses :)
    if you get a min, please have a peek at my new blog I'm a real newbie blogger!! Maggie xx

  3. What a lovely place to sit and relax with a book,very pretty.Love Jill xx

  4. Anonymous9:44 pm

    I think that could be a record for you Niki ;) i liked how you had it before but this looks really lovely.

  5. looks wonderful .... so cozy
    all it needs is a book , a cat and me !

  6. Looks grand. I love the platter.

  7. Wow, what a wonderful space to read and dream... just lovely.

  8. Loved the original version but this looks great too. Yes, less busy.
    Carol xx

  9. Sooo lovely! As far as changing your style--maybe you're not really "changing" it as much as "adding" to it. I still love things I've loved for many years BUT I find there are other things I love too now! ;-)
    I seriously would love to curl up there in that oh-so-cute hideaway and have a looong chat.

  10. What a lovely, cozy little spot! I love it! Looks like the perfect spot for a bit of tea and a good read! :)

  11. Hi Niki.
    Wonderful bowl with roses! Sigh!
    This is a piece of paradise!
    Hugs and kisses, Maria.
    (with translator)

  12. Yes , yes just move over while I stretch out ... it looks so comfy!! jennyx

  13. What a lovely relaxing corner
    Julie xxxxxxx

  14. I went back a few to see your cushions before the upgrade. Much nicer now! I don't think you patched as much as you appliqued on these. That's what makes them so nice... the age softens and the applique is an artistic bonus.


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Niki xx