My Fave Room: Christina & Jim from Mr & Mrs Romance

Welcome to the first episode of My Fave Room for 2015!

If you’re anything like me, you love nothing more than a behind the scenes look at other people’s homes.

And me being the inquisitive blogger that I am, I’ve managed to convince some of our favourite bloggers to share their favourite room with us.

In the first episode, we got to hang out in the very funky office of Tessa from Down that Little Lane. Our second episode saw us visiting the beautiful kitchen of Beth from BabyMac. In the third episode, we had a rather interesting tour of the laundry belonging to Mrs Woog. And our final episode for 2014 saw us spending some time in Nikki from Styling You’s ahhhmazing Lady Room.

Today, I’m super excited to welcome my girl crush and hair idol, Christina from Hair Romance. As an added bonus, Christina comes with her wickedly funny and grammatical genius husband, Jim! Together they are taking us on a tour of their very cool bar-slash-office (ie: my idea of heaven at home)

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

Which room of your house is your favourite?

I love our bar.

It also is our office/sunroom and it’s my favourite place to hang out and watch the sun go down.

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

What makes it so special?

I love the full height windows and the curve of this room.

At first we didn’t know what to do with it and just used it as a dining room since we’ve switched it around and put our bar in here, it really works.

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

What’s your favourite item in the room and why?

I found our retro bar in Vinnies years ago for $40 when I first moved out of home.

I somehow managed to fit it in the boot of my car to get it back to my place. Funny thing is, when I moved out it wouldn’t fit in my car.

The bar has been the centre of many fun cocktail parties at our place.

I’m not much of a crafter but we made the heart light that hangs behind the bar and it’s another favourite item in the room.

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

What are your go-to stores for decorating?

I love searching for vintage finds at second hand stores. I also love Freedom and West Elm.

The Ampersand cushion is from I Love Linen.

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

What items are on your wish list for this room?

I’d love to find a cute side table for our chairs.

I’m also not convinced they’re the right chairs for the space.

I’d love to find a great lounge chair with a swivel base but I don’t think it exists.

What 3 items or elements do you think the perfect room needs?

A focal point – like an amazing piece of furniture or art, a comfy chair and greenery.

I’m hopeless at keeping house plants so I rely on the trees outside and I love buying flowers for our place.

My Fave Room: Mr & Mrs Romance

For more romance in your life, pop over to the Mr & Mrs Romance blog and Facebook page and also the hair romance blog and facebook page.

Do you have a home bar?

Which drinks do you always make sure you have fully stocked?

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  1. says

    I’m lucky enough to have been at that bar in person and love that bar and the drinks Jim magics up from behind it! I don’t have a home bar but I do have a few drinks cupboards (yes, plural!) I don’t know if they’re well stocked, but put it this way, no one will leave our place thirsty!

  2. says

    I wish we had a designated bar area, it looks so cool and comfy as well. A similar option we have is our breakfast bar. Its always nice having friends sit and have a drink while you whip up some snacks 🙂

    • Sonia says

      I wish we had a proper bar too! But yes, like you, whenever we have friends over we all seem to congregate around the kitchen bench.

      • steph says

        What is with that?! We recently went stayed at a penthouse apartment for the night for a friend’s 30th and we all pretty much stood in the kitchen the whole night lol. I suppose it’s closer to the drinks

  3. says

    Love that vintage bar! I’m always on the look out for one of those but crazy as it so wouldn’t suit our house! I have a simular kitchen bench to yours Sonia. Such a great social hub of the house that bench!
    I have an outdoor deck that has a designated bar area…. Will have to tackle that soon! Can totally imagine great parties at Bar Romance!

  4. merilyn says

    i especially like the views from that versatile room!
    i remember those bars!
    yes you could have one outside Sonia! how about a swim out to type!
    just getting carried away! lol m:)X

  5. says

    I love this concept, how have I missed the other rooms!!?? I will be busy catching up now, there is nothing I like better than having a sneaky peek into stylishly fab peoples homes so I can steal some ideas! Thank you!!!

  6. says

    Hey Sonia!! Thank you for featuring our bar/office – makes me feel like we work in a set from Mad Men or something! You’ll have to come up for cocktails soon. Might even rustle up some Sonic Tonics for you! 😉
    Cheers X


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