Tuesday, 17 September 2013

An Autumn picnic

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is slowly dropping. Feel that you're not quite ready to say goodbye to the outdoors just yet? Embrace the crisp, sunny days and organise an Autumn picnic, on my do to list for the next month. Be inspired by Autumn and everything good that it brings!

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A slower pace of life

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Blankets, wool jumpers and socks

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Hot chocolate and naughty deserts, ooooohh apple crumble.........

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New seasonal ingredients, I found a Sweet Paul recipe I'll be trying very soon! All I'm saying 'apples'.

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Feel ready for Autumn yet? I do!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Lets catch up?

Shall we have a quick catch up before I pick up my paintbrush again? Lets start with the cottage;

 Living room, more finishing touches arrive with flowers, the orange really sets off the Oval Room Blue paint and new door knobs for an old chest of drawers - I love this piece of furniture and mixing old with new, it just gives it something extra doesn't it?

 The office! FINISHED! Last weekend we found 'the' chair, adorned with cosy throws for the winter, completed with a squirrel cushion and Bobby Cat waited no more than five minutes to settle down - not sure I'll ever sit here and read? In fact, he's curled up there this second while I type away and the bookcase, organised with books in order - feeling very satisfied right now.

Downstairs toilet, one pokey little space which initially felt like a public toilet - finished. This one took a 'teeny tiny' bit of convincing with husband but he soon came to his senses. We've gone bold and made a statement with Farrow and Ball Downpipe, it's classy, it feels bigger (you better believe it) and finished off with walnut mirrors and a Jane Churchill wallpaper! Perhaps I'll share some before and afters soon so you can see the transformation.

Swiftly moving on, husbands been working away since last week so I've busied myself with painting (so much painting), hanging mirrors, baking, pruning the garden, flower arranging - that sort of thing.

All Images: Dream Box Interior Design

And, then there was the small matter of the Farrow and Ball *NEW* colour launch, champagne, canap├ęs and colour - what more could an interior designer want? But, I've got a whole post for you so until then..............