Inside my Formal Living Room
Brooke Testoni here!
If you don’t already know, I am studying interior decoration, which is a true passion of mine, that I have left on the back burner for too long. One of my goals of 2018 (I will touch more on them in my next entry) is to focus more on expressing my style in interiors and furniture design. I hope you will enjoy this. I would love to know of any topics you would like me to cover in the comments below!
I wanted to show you my formal living room as it is my favourite room of our home. You could say it is my ‘zen’ room, where I can escape to quietly read, do work or even meditate. I have slowly collected furniture and home decor that I love from around the world, which has now made the aura of this room come to life. When it comes to styling items together (this relates to both fashion and furniture), I always mix a little old with a little new.
Lets touch on the larger pieces first. The Niels Otto Moller sideboard is my favourite piece to date, the rosewood detail on this piece, truly melts my heart. I always like my rooms to feel warm and inviting so I love to mix warmer toned woods, tans and neutrals. The leather chaise which does look like a vintage piece, is actually new from Timothy Oulton. Lastly, the MCM house mirror (similar one here) mixes an industrial feel back to the mid century features of the room.
The smaller pieces: A room simply isn’t complete without a little love of decorative items! I love to fill a room with decorative pieces (organised mess!) I find in stores/vintage stores. The vases and the two-armed lamp are vintage. The candle stick which is new, I came across on social and I bought her instantly. It is produced by an amazing Australian company called Dunlin Home. Lastly, the one-line illustration on the wall is from sweet Christiane Spangberg, which I have heard is having an exhibition in Sydney in the next few months, so run, don’t walk!
Photographed and styled by Brooke Testoni