Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Australian Style

Sadly my post rate has gone way down, I have been busy and never seem to be at home but I am determined to keep blogging as I enjoy it so much and get so much inspiration from other blogs !!

One of the things that is keeping me busy is my course work - I am doing the first year of a diploma in interior design. One of my projects is to research Australian style through the ages so I have been digging around the archives and galleries for shots like this. This is an 1880s living room in South Australia - although the wallpaper would not look out of place today. There are lights on the walls and chimney breast - maybe oil, possibly gas and I am not sure what the ropes on either side of the chimney breast would have been for.

If anyone has any suggestions or inputs on this topic I would love to hear from you. Thanks! Sheila.

Image: State Library of South Australia


Cathy said...

What an amazing room!
Weird that all the chairs are facing away from the fireplace and there are so many occasional tables - I think I counted 6!
It looks so un-designed. Just loads of stuff – EVERYWHERE! The antithesis of minimalist.

A-M said...

What a fascinating topic Shelia. I would love you to post more on what you find in your research. What would the ropes be for? .... to open higher windows perhaps? A-M xx