We’ve been in the house for a while now, and haven’t really started decorating yet. Partly because it’s already nicely done, just not to our taste, but also because we don’t have enough furniture for the house – ah, the life of renting! The first room on our list, which I’m super excited about doing, is the living room.
I’ve spent ages lovingly pinning things to my mood board, and we’ve finally started buying some stuff! We’ve bought a corner sofa and a two seater sofa from Loaf, from the Jonesy range, in Adriatic Blue (in clever cotton, I think!) and hopefully they will be arriving in July. Excited!
For colours, we’ve picked Teresa’s Green from Farrow & Ball (which I’m obsessed with since I painted Rian’s room with Pitch Blue!) and we also bought some gorgeous Laura Ashley wallpaper in their 30% off sale which pleased me greatly. That will go on the fireplace as a statement piece for the room, the rest will be painted. Isn’t it a lovely pattern? It’s Josette Duck Egg.
We’re going to get some built in shelves done either side of the fireplace as well – I have recently found out that “shelf styling” is a thing – who knew?! I really like the look of these ones (picture from DIY Playbook, heart shaped eyes!)
Husband wants them to be just bookshelves, with rows of books the same size. Hmm. Nope. We’ll be mixing it up, with little ornaments and bell jars and super cute little plants and succulents – this little cactus from BloomBox Club will definitely be finding a home in our living room.
We’ve had a quote done for some blinds too. It’s a shame that when the last people replaced the original windows they didn’t use flush sash windows because then we could have had plantation shutters, but I’m sure I can live with the lovely, heavy cream blinds we are ordering from our local blind making shop – and it’s really nice to be supporting local businesses – they make all their stuff in London.
I’m not sure what we’ll be doing with the carpet yet, the current one is nice but it’s slightly pink toned, so I’m not sure it will go with the duck egg tones. I’m secretly wishing we’ll have to rip it up and find glorious 1900’s floorboards, but things like that rarely seem to happen!
Can’t wait to get it all started – what do you think of our scheme?