My Interiors part 1

Since I’m hoping to be moving soon – yes, hopefully buying a house! – I thought it was time to post some pics of my apartment, especially as I’ve been tidying up this week.  Today, it’s a few shots of my dining area, buffet and display shelving. We’re mad about South East Asia, Buddhas, and modern asian style generally – which you can easily see in the dark woods we’ve chosen, along with our assorted asian nicknacks.

We honeymooned in Cambodia (yep, just like the Dead Kennedys song – had to do it!), and picked up this lovely rubbing of Angkor Wat. Placed in a dark frame, I think it looks much more expensive than the few riel we paid for it. In our new place, I’l make sure it’s placed dead centre on the wall to look better 🙂

And then there’s the fish sculpture. I first saw this a few years ago when styling a shoot in Melbourne for Fiend magazine; it was in the cafe we breakfasted in before heading out for the day. I was so pleased to see the very same in my local ‘Eastern Flair’ boutique in Newtown, and had to buy it.

The other theme we have going is an aquatic one. We both love the sea, have a huge aquarium, and Dom is a mad diver. In fact he is diving the newest aussie dive site – the ex-HMAS Adelaide wreck – up at Terrigal tomorrow.

The buffet is a reproduction of old chinese style furniture, topped with a collection of old Burmese monk statues and a pair of matching lampshades either side for balance. I think the swoop of the shades echoes a pagoda silhouette, but perhaps I’m inclined to whimsy 🙂

And then there’s the assortment of nicknacks on the shelves – a Thia spirit house, various skulls, Bayon temple faces, a doll face, more buddhas…

    

  

And then there’s our big buddha by the front door, who often ends up wearing the novelty masks I buy in Japan, and sometimes hats…

  

These pics show the flavour  of the apartment – except for our bedroom, which is all black and red. More to come…

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Comments

  1. Lovely! I’m also a big fan of Asian decor. Most of the souvenirs I picked up from travel in asia resides there. We recently bought a Chinese sideboard, which is beautiful.
    I love the buffet especially. I think Asian style makes a home feel very exotic yet peaceful and warm.

  2. Loved this post! I agree with Hexotica – the Asian style does feel glamorous and calm all at the same time! I can’t wait to see the rest of your pad!

    • Oh thank you! Will defo be posting more as the place gets tidied up 🙂 And yep, there is something glam about asian style…something about its simplicity (except, of course, I go and clutter it up, as I’m really a maximalist, not a minimalist)

  3. Aw, your house look so lovely! It’s very clean and tidy compared to ours, hahaha!

    Looking forward to seeing the rest soon 🙂