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my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

After living here for 6 months, it’s about time I shared a little peek into my new apartment.    First up?  The living room.  While most rooms still need some work, this is the one room that feels the most finished.  A good thing, since it doubles as my entryway (yay for good first impressions) and it’s the one room where I spend the most time, whether it’s in company of my friends or relaxing with a good book or some Netflix on my own.

Stating that this apartment is an upgrade from my previous homes is an understatement; it’s three times as big as my first studio, and while it has the same heigh ceilings and marble mantlepieces as my previous apartment across the hall, the hardwood floors and spaciousness made me fall in love with this one.   However, all that extra space also means that I have to invest in new pieces to turn this apartment into a cosy home.   Two vintage arm chairs and a lovely terrazzo side table found their way into my home rather quickly, but one thing was still missing, until now.   The lack of a proper reading light often disturbed the evenings I spent reading on the couch, but the search for a beautiful and practical lamp that wouldn’t obstruct the circulation around the sofa was not an easy one.    my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

Until I rediscovered Achille Castiglioni’s Parentesi lamp, that is.   Its iconic design is still as striking as when my grandparents first bought it in the seventies (yes, my grandmother has great taste) and when it comes to saving space, this design from 1971 is arguably the most effective free standing (well, hanging) reading light there is.  On top of that, this Flos designer lamp, turned out to be pretty affordable too, especially since it’s currently 10% off!  All in all, I’m super stoked with my very first designer piece and already looking forward to many more nights curled up on the couch with a good book!

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

 

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

my living room with parentesi lamp by flos - hannelore veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

Parentesi lamp: Flos via Flinders – Sofa, cork side table : Ikea – big plant stand: XLboom – small plant stands, watering can and concrete flower pots: D&M Depot – arm chairs: vintage – pillows: Zuiver, Magaloon and La Redoute – carpet: Zuiver – coffee table: DIY – knitted pouf, glass dome  and felt basket: Hema –   terrazzo side table: Serax – concrete table lamp: Kwantum – glass lamp shade and big concrete vase: Made

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