I love your home. It looks like an old house that someone did some nice updates without getting rid of the character.
Thank you... that was what we were hoping for, when we built the place. We didn't want to live in a modern place. Although the shape is modern from the outside because I designed it passive-solar for the site (on grid paper etc with sun angles for various seasons
) and this was the most logical way to do it, building it largely from lime plastered straw, wood and with a traditional (for Australia, 100+ years ago) metal roof softened all that modernity and gave us an outcome we're very happy with. I'm actually a sucker for Lord of the Rings type stuff, or Gaudi, or anything witchy with pointy gables. turrets and lots of gargoyles - but I had to let that go. I don't regret it, it's a wonderfully self-regulating, comfortable house (warm in winter, cool in summer - no air-conditioning, only heating two evenings a week on average in winter with our little wood heater) that's really aesthetically pleasing inside, full of light and air and an almost Japanese simplicity.
Only took 5 years of our blood, sweat and tears, but actually really, really worth it, the second best thing we've done, other than marry each other!
I love the owl lamp. Over the past year I have been looking for light fixtures and saw that cute lamp but decided I didn't have a use for it. I may need to rethink that decision. Shopping for light fixtures is exhausting! So many choices and 99% of it won't work in my home.
I got those owl lamps off the Internet. You're too right it's exhausting to go around shops, especially if you're after classical or natural stuff, not fashionable stuff. Or if you're colour coordinating. I got all my bedside mats and also the lounge floor rug online - had to look through over 500 colours/patterns to get what I wanted even online, but try doing this going around shops...
What's your home like? What suits it best?