Monday, 24 September 2012

Martha Hollyhock

We've spent the weekend decorating our bedroom in Laura Ashley's Martha Hollyhock wallpaper and a lovely shade of blue called 'favourite china'. 

I absolutely love the wallpaper, In my mind it seems to sit neatly somewhere between a 1950s  illustrative print and a Del Boy style bamboo print!

 Here's a little close up of the paper next to the first wall to be painted.

Our room is still in need of a door handle so you have to claw your way out of the room.
We also need to find/buy/aquire a bedside table for james so we can return the 'daddy' of the nest of tables to it's home in James' dad's house!

The blue wall seemed the perfect home for the lovely bevelled edge mirror i found years ago in house clearance for mere pennies!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

New life in Stirchley

Sorry for my absence recently, we've been very busy moving house and doing all the important things like painting the kitchen green and shed purple!

We'd collected so much furniture and bits and bobs between our various houses that by the time we'd got it all in the new house it was filled with things and felt like home pretty quickly.

I can't quite believe we actually own it, I still find myself walking from room to room feeling proud of it! [That said, there are some rooms I am not as proud of, the C1970 avocado bathroom and the studio/packed boxes room, to name two]

The new house is in Stirchley/Kings Heath, Birmingham which is a happy little place with lots of charity shops and nice pubs.
 Here is our newly green kitchen

Here is our through dining room/lounge