Teal and hot pink bedroom

Hi All,

Hope your weekend is going well. Let’s hope the rain will go away soon.

I thought I’d share with you few changes we’ve made to our master bedroom.

It was one of the first rooms we redecorated when we moved in. I had a vision of a teal and sage green, elegant room with a damask wallpaper on a feature wall.

I was happy with the room at first, but during our renovation process, our design decisions were skewed towards a more modern interior, so we felt our master bedroom needed to reflect that.

As much as I love teal, the room required an extra colour, which would liven this space up.

I was drawn to hot pink, and slowly started researching home accessories in this colour.

Teal and hot pink bedroom

In my opinion, teal and hot pink are a perfect colour match, don’t you think?

Masterbedroom teal and hot pink

 

1. I love the colour and shape of these Habitat Fitz table lamps. They also make the room look very romantic at night. Winning!

2. My boyfriend took this picture during our fabulous holiday in Brazil.  In order to match the scheme, he kindly adjusted the colour to fit with teal and hot pink scheme.

3. I was looking for a pink/magenta throw for a long time. I knew I could count on John Lewis…and it was on sale. Winning again!

What do you think? Do you think I picked the right colour?

Enjoy your Sunday!

Signuture1

 

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Kitchen update

Hi All,

Hope you had a great weekend soaking up the sun.

A quick note from me to show you how the kitchen transformation is progressing.

We managed to secure an excellent carpenter who was working very hard to make our dream kitchen come true (if you live in Essex, and looking for a carpenter, get in touch).

kitchen fitting day by day

We still need to paint the room and sort out the electrics, but we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…

I’m going to start looking for a wooden extending round table, which I could restore.

What do you think of our new kitchen? Any advice about the wooden table?

Signuture1

New Year, more DIY

Happy 2013 to All my Readers! Hopefully it’s going to be kind to us! Wishing you lots of great creative ideas and interior inspirations!

Our New Year’s resolution is to finish the house! I couldn’t be bothered this year to write any personal resolutions as I know I won’t have time for anything apart from redecorating and sourcing interiors. But you know what, I love it! And I love telling you all about it!

A quick round up of what we did in 2012:

  1. Installation of gas central heating
  2. New sash windows
  3. Master bedroom revamp
  4. Front garden and back courtyard sorted
  5. Office/guest bedroom restoration
  6. New floors upstairs
  7. New carpet in the hallway
  8. Living room repainted

living room round up

guest room round up
garden revamp

What else we’ve got left to do:
1. Finish living room
2. Repaint the main door
3. Second reception room/library
4. New floors downstairs
5. Utility room
6. Bathroom
7. And the kitchen
The last two are going to be the most expensive and will require lots of research.
As soon as we finish the heavy DIY, we’ll be able to focus on more pleasurable part: hanging frames, getting accessories and general interior styling. Can’t wait!
Wish us luck!

What are you planning to do in your home this year?

Signuture1

Five shades of grey

We want to transform one of the reception rooms into a library (we are both undeniably bookworms). Between us we probably have hundreds of books read and collected over the years, which are still unpacked as they are waiting for the shelves they can rest on.

We agreed that ‘the library room’, as we call it, is going to be S’s room, so he is going to design it. Thank God we’ve got a very similar taste.

The main colour of the room is going to be grey. But which shade to choose?!

The shortlist consists of five shades of grey.

The room’s general style is going to be a combination of a traditional Victorian Bibliotheque and a contemporary reading room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more images please check my Pinterest board.

Let me know what you think. Which shade of grey shall we go for?

Bests

Mon

Extreme DIY Part 2

I haven’t written anything for over a week. That’s bad!

We’ve been super busy with the house, work (yawn!), and trying to overcome a seasonal flu (mine wasn’t too bad, but S was stricken down by the MANFLU…You know what I’m talking about).

To cut a long story short, our extreme DIY task in pictures. Father and son bonding over the wall:)))

Extreme DIY Part 1

Hi All,

I’m not going to claim that I’ve done it, but I’m very proud of my Steve.

I told you that one of the walls in the living room was falling apart hence it needed to be replastered.

Before this can commence, someone, with much more stamina and strength than me, had to demolish the existing wall.

I quite like the look. It’s like a more hardcore version of shabby chic. ;)).

 

Part 2, hopefully, will happen next weekend.

Have you done any extreme DIY recently? Let me know.