I love an all-stops train to Quirk-ville and this week’s Real Room is just that; an eclectic living space that embraces interesting art and casual furniture while giving a generous nod to craftiness. It’s the home of Canberra Creative Jenna Bain, who like me admits to finding editing a challenge in her home when it’s filled with so many much-loved pieces. She also admits that not everything in her space matches perfectly, which I think is what makes this room so good!
“Almost everything I own comes with some kind of sentimental attachment,” Jenna says. “This makes it hard to get rid of stuff sometimes or to objectively edit my decor choices”. I hear you loud and clear Jenna, but what I love about this space is that everything in it plays well together because you haven’t tried to over-style the room. There’s enough negative space with the white walls, table and neutral blinds that your colourful pieces – as abundant as they are – still shine individually.
“None of my furniture matches because they were hand-me-downs or gifts or op-shop finds or bargains from IKEA,” Jenna mentions. “The books and artworks I have I’ve been collecting for a decade and are representative of my evolving tastes over the years”. I must say I am loving the evolution here, not to mention to bright colour pops like the one above (that blue vintage cabinet is just dreamy!) and your obvious adoration of left-of-centre art.
Of course, I also love seeing cat Vinnie making his presence known in the room (as well as that blue throw – adore the chevron).
“The apartment is small, with only one living area, but it’s cosy and cute and full of sunshine, love and me (and a butt load of Vinnie fluff)”.
Are you loving this jam-packed eclectic space? Drop me a comment below and share your thoughts.