In which G.M. Norton discusses home furnishings.
After years of lining the pockets of various landlords, in three week’s time, I will officially become a homeowner.
Naturally, I am growing increasingly impatient to move in and make our new house a home. With this in mind, my thoughts have drifted to how I’d like my new family residence to be dressed (it certainly beats filling boxes with endless pile after endless pile of possessions).
I should explain that despite my obvious vintage leanings, my beloved does not share my olde-worlde taste to the same degree as your favourite protagonist. While I would gladly live in an authentically furnished mid-century home, this would horrify the good lady. Therefore, compromise is of paramount importance.
The style we have settled for in the sitting room is a colourful, cosy, modern gentleman’s club with over-stuffed armchairs, Scandinavian style seating, a log-burning stove, big lamps and solid wooden furniture. The colour scheme is grey, white and yellow with lots of other spinkles of colour dotted around the place.
Here are a few of the items that we now covet.
G-Plan sofa and chairs: from John Lewis
Yellow refurbished Dansette: from Electroboogie
I think we've struck the correct balance. What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you, particular if your vintage way of life differs with your partner’s preferences.
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'