Friday, 4 January 2013

how to make a room cosy

It has to be in front of the fire with my weekly reading and a glass of wine. When it's cold outside this has to be one of my favourite places to be. I have been doing this as often as possible since we renovated this room. There was a gas fire here before and we took it out and knocked through to restore the original fireplace. The bricks for the arch and hearth are all reclaimed so we could make it look more authentic. The finishing touches, which we were lucky enough to get as bargains from E-bay, were this rocking chair, an old pine table with beech chairs and a sideboard. The paint we used for the floorboards and walls were from Farrow & Ball.

My reading for this week is a mixture of second hand books (gotta love Amazon) that I have been wanting for a while. I am looking forward to reading Tony Curtis' autobiography. I love watching his films especially Some Like It Hot, which is a real favourite of mine. He has to be one of the greatest actors ever!

The other two books on my list this week are Nylon Street (love street style) and Anais Nin's A Spy in the House of Love, which a friend has recommended. Lots to keep me occupied on cold nights in front of my woodburner.

How do you spend your evenings?

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