This week’s My Favourite Space is from Kacey of the Tortoiseshell Glasses. Kacey blogs about her home, her love of thrifty shopping and love of everything vintage as well as sharing tips and tricks on shopping smarter and renovating. Today Kacey is sharing her living and dining room space. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this space as much as I did!
Tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Kacey, and I live in Ipswich, Queensland with my husband and 3 fur babies. We purchased our first home nearly two years ago, a 1940’s Post War. When it comes to renovating and decorating, keeping as much of the house’s original character is our main goal, for example, keeping the dark timber picture rails, crown moulding ceilings and leadlight windows as features. I am a bit of a bargain shopper and love sourcing vintage second-hand items to decorate our home.
Tell us about your favourite space?
My favourite place is our living room and dining room space. We purchased a vintage couch with two single chairs from ReLove Oxley when we first bought our home two years ago and were recently able to purchase a 1920’s Art Deco dining room table with uncannily matching upholstered fabric, which really links to two rooms together. We also have a piano, sourced for free, and a range of eclectic items that also bring the rooms together.
What is it about this space that makes it your favourite space?
There is something very homey and cosy about our lounge and dining room. It is an area of the house that I have been able to decorate and give a unique personality with thrifted and antique treasures. It is where we all spend time together as a family, either eating meals together or relaxing on the couch after a long day at work.
What are your favourite items in this space?
The display cabinet was actually a wedding present from my Mum. With its dark wood and Art Deco detailing it was the perfect present and a real feature piece. As I mentioned before, I absolutely love my new/old matching dining room Art Deco table set. The dark wood works perfectly with the living room’s dark picture rails. I also have a few small collectable items, some salvaged from my fathers work shed as well as sentimental items, like the Harry Potter book my husband used to propose with and my grandmother’s mixing bowl. All these elements come together to really tell our story and make the house our home.
How does this space make you feel?
My house is my favourite place, it is my sanctuary and where I feel completely at ease. I feel the home we have built together is a dedication to what our relationship means to one another, and the adventures of our life together as newly weds. My home is filled with love, and I hope that visitors feel comfortable and cosy amongst our eclectic furnishings as much as we do.
Thank you for sharing your space with us Kacey. I love your collection of eclectic pieces, in particular your vintage typewriter.
Have you used vintage items to decorate your home? Do you have a favourite space to share? I’d love to hear from you.