I'm really happy to be back today with another Bloggers at Home post; this time I'm chuffed to be featuring the lovely Abigail from Abigail and the Future, and her heavenly lounge full of pastels and books (a winning combination in my eyes!) I started reading Abigail's blog a while back, and have always been in awe of her incredibly beautiful photography; she manages to nail that coveted balance between dreamy and realistic every single time, and her little family make the perfect subjects. One to add to the reading list for sure!
We bought our first house last summer, and to say it needed some TLC is an understatement. We'd only lived in rented houses before, and were itching to have our own place where we could rip unsightly woodchip paper off of the walls and yank up old carpets - which we did with glee on the first few days without really thinking it through that we'd have to live with untreated floors for months. Whoops!
Our living room is small but central to the house, and was a bit of a dumping ground while we sorted out the other rooms. The walls were painted a horrible yellow and there was a worn carpet covering the floor; I had dreams of ripping the carpet up and finding perfect floorbards, but unfortunately they were stained dark and not great at all.
We lived with re-plastered walls and those horrible floorboards for a while, until I'd had enough and demanded that we finally decorate - we went with pastel pink walls and white floorboards after spending probably too much time on Pinterest!
It's been a slow progress since then, adding bits and pieces here and there, but I feel like it's finally coming together. Most of our furniture is second hand bar the sofa and table; I love our Ercol style dining chairs that were handed down, second-hand armchair from Gumtree and the sideboard which was handmade by my father-in-law. An antique pine bookcase holds our novels, whilst our new shelves from IKEA hold some favourite photography books, graphic novels and a small amount of vintage cameras from my collection.
I love it when rooms and possessions tell stories and provide a glimpse into peoples personalities and lives - I hope that over time ours will continue to hld our favourite and treasured things!
Huge thanks to Abigail for taking part in the Bloggers and Home series; you can catch up with her at Abigail and the Future, or get her over on Twitter or Instagram.