You've been hearing all about my decorating project, and I know many of you are anxious to see what has been happening. While I can't yet show you the finished product, I can show you some of the key elements of the room. I was limited in my decisions as I chose not to replace the carpet or the blinds to keep the cost down. The blinds are really not my style. A little too frou frou with the flower pattern, but with good sized swags at the top of the window, they aren't seen for the majority of the day. But I wanted them to work in the evening too, so the look I've gone for is something of a Chinoiserie Bordello. After messing around with colours chips for months, I decided to be bold and go with a colour I loved rather than a 'safe' option. That seems to be my modus operandi when it comes to most decisions. So my walls are now a lovely shade of deep blue - Cossack Dancer by Dulux.
To break up the expanse of blue and create more interest, I've ordered this stunning wallpaper for the main wall. It's a stunning black with a chinoiserie swallow motive, and even has little blue highlights in the wings. The paper came in a variety of backgrounds, but with all my glossy black furniture, this was really the Wow choice. When it eventually arrives I'll be able to show you shots of the finished room.
Cut crystal lamps and my favorite vintage phone. I'd always wanted a Bat Phone, and this little beauty came across my path on my birthday last year. It actually came from a local Crime Investigation Unit, so it is about as close to a real Bat Phone as one can get!
And of course without the right artwork, the ambiance is not complete.
So there you have it. A sneak peak into one of my never ending decorating projects. I can hardly wait to show you the bigger picture when its all done. But for now, I am dreaming in blue.