Today’s been a day for trying out some furniture in different places. The hall is so spacious and airy I am determined to find the right thing on the wall that faces you when you first come in. This little desk is far too small and the cupboard below is far too brown and solid.
The love seat by Ercol is what I have fancied for ages, I saw the blue graded version on the South Bank in London a while back and since then I have been smitten. Sometimes I think the white would look amazing and other times it’s the natural one though John Lewis have a slightly different version that is also on the list which is pretty handsome too.
The only thing with these seats is I’d not be able to put flowers on it but I suppose there will always be a table or suchlike in the hall somewhere. I needn’t worry too much, the benches don’t come cheap so it’s unlikely there will be one there for a while. I’ll keep on trying random items that I already have for now.
Another part of the house that needs a bit of love is the front room. The Morris & Co wallpaper is a bit tired and the matching, more colourful curtains have seen better days too. There is a bit of a gold/beige/brown thing going on which would not be my choice. So, the next major step is changing the walls, the curtains and hopefully changing the marble fire surround and gas fire to a wood burning stove. The mantlepiece is original so it would probably stay though it is, of course, brown. Lots of ideas are buzzing about what to go for on the walls, there’s the usual white, navy blue or maybe even a dark grey. The dark colours would help zone in the brown furniture in there and make it really cosy, it gets plenty of light so I doubt it would be gloomy. I have developed a bit of a Pinterest habit lately, you can see some of my ideas there. I like the idea of the front room being a bit different to the rest of the house, more traditional and definitely cosy. There is a bit of me that likes that it has not been done, whenever I go in there it feels like I am ‘going home’ that way you feel when you visit your parents’ house and it is reassuringly the same as ever.
Sunday night, doing this post has helped alleviate the blues actually, thanks for reading, I’m glad you keep on popping in, have a good week, x
Think I’m going to change the theme again, watch this space…
4 thoughts on “Sunday 9 February 2014”
That love seat is gorgeous, imagine it in mint green or pale pink. We have a hall stand with a little drawer for keys, a shelf for flowers and everyone’s hats. Your front room looks like it has great bones and that mirror is gorgeous, I agree though the brown on brown has perhaps had it’s day! mel x
Hi Mel, mint green sounds amazing. I agree. I like the idea of your hall stand, will look out for it when I’m reading your blog, katie x
Oh, that Ercol love seat! It’s gorgeous. How nice to have such a generous sized hall. We have a console table that is very handy for bits and bobs although it does get filled with clutter quite quickly. x
Clutter,clutter, where does it all come from? Imagine how much could fit on the love seat!