Finally ! The living room is starting to look presentable from all angles.
I have been contemplating giving this wall a bit of colour for a while now. But nothing really stuck. I don't like grey (and if you lived in Belgium, where the weather is grey 300 days per year, I am sure you wouldn't either). And after living with bright yellow walls for a few years, I have already experienced how fast you can get tired of anything too colourful.
So this weekend, motivated by the imminent arrival of my latest ebay 'folie' and some leftover paint from the bedroom still at hand - I went black. Again.
And you know what they say. Once you go black...
And yes. Nothing makes a black wall pop more than vintage teak (or vice versa).
Here it is, my latest ebay find: a Nathan blond teak sideboard from their 'Corinthian' line, a proud beast at over 2 m long.
Nathan was a UK furniture manufacturer, who like many of his competitors went Scandinavian during the 60's. Inspired by the then widely popular Danish designs, they produced several ranges of teak furniture. (You can find out more about Nathan at this lovely site dedicated to British mid-century design).
It also makes a wonderful display area for some my West German ceramic finds.
And it's the ideal spot for my 70's WGP table lamp. Although I am seriously doubting my decision of adding the lime green lamp shade. Suggestions anyone ?
And of course, the detail that makes me swoon. Rosewood handles.
Now I still need to sort out a few kinks. Most importantly, outlets and light switches need to be spray painted black. Mum, hope you don't mind if I squat your garage this weekend ?
And then I am fantasizing about prints, posters and paintings all the way up to the ceiling. One day. Maybe.