Well now, it’s been a wee while since I have been in touch, life just keeps on getting in the way and the posts are becoming further apart. Never mind.
Here’s another blast from the past for you, Martin Stephenson and Crocodile Cryer. He’s still going strong performing at Glastonbury last year and running guitar weekends, wonder how I know about that…
Talking about music, if you’d like a rundown of influential female artists from the 1970’s onwards read this from The View from the Table, wow, what a post.
My next decision is what to do with the front room, I have a test pot of Stifkey Blue and tomorrow it’s going for a try out in both the front and the garden room. Blue is a big deal in my world right now, but where to put it and which shade. Check out my Pinterest – Living Room to see what I have in mind. We’ll gloss over the fact the shower room still has no flooring down. It can wait.
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…