Friday, 26 February 2010

We have made some progress in the house this week. Just about all the previous horrific coloured woodwork has been obliterated. This is no mean feat I can tell you. No more lilac in the bedroom. No more shades of green in the hallway. It's all gone!

I've needed to see some physical progress this week. Juggling work, builders, half term last week really took it's toll, so I am cheered up no end to have a glimpse of the vision we are looking to achieve.

And all the beautiful wallpaper has arrived too. That was quite a strenuous decision making process that has been going on for about 3 months. I don't know about you, but we've only ever decorated one room at a time before, so to split your energies into getting 3 rooms and the hall, stairs and landing as you want wasn't straight forward. Especially when the man of the house refuses to have anything floral.

We got there in the end though and we are both over the moon with what we have chosen and can't wait to have it up on the walls. Honestly, I feel like a kid whose birthdays have all come at once! I've been promised that the paper is going up in our room on Monday. Quite frankly the look I gave John, the decorator, really should have made him drop everything and put it up there and then. I'm not impressed.

I'm not sure if it does it justice just yet, but here's a little peak of the beautiful grey...and the oh so gorgeous white woodwork...

Have a lovely weekend and check back Monday to see those walls ;-)

Amendment: The aforementioned husband has taken umbridge with the accusation of not wanting anything floral. He would like it made perfectly clear that this was with reference to our bedroom only and with regards flowers. He doesn't mind anything that is an artistic interpretation of flowers, as in the ones we have chosen, but not flowers themselves.

Oh, and I need to mention how lucky I am to have a husband who has agreed to have the wallpapers we have chosen.

(This will teach me to leave my blog open where he can read it!)

11 comments:

Kristy said...

I love love the white wood work next to that grey. Gorgeous!

Katy said...

love it love it love it!

What wallpaper is going where? Tell me! I MUST know!

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

I love old houses - we live in an old schoolhouse and have renovated it. Your house looks beautiful, love the design of it. Can't wait to see everything done (although it does take along time).

thelinencat said...

It's going to look gorgeous, lucky you getting Orla K wallpaper, I'm not allowed wallpaper but it's just as well with C still getting a bit over excited with pens and pencils when no-one is looking!

Hope it's all starting to feel worth it.

Rachel Lucie Johns said...

looks GORGEOUS! I love those shades of grey with crisp white gloss and the large skirtings and picture rails etc. Feeling very jealous of your beautiful house. And the wallpaper - I want all of that too! Oh Orla, we love you!

picciolo said...

oooh, those wallpapers look delicious!!
: )

Danielle said...

LOVE the wallpapers - can't wait to see photos of them up on your walls!!

Kylie said...

Oh my... it is all so beautiful I want to change everything in my home right now! We've been talking about painting the walls grey... I just love it - so elegant and calm and yet funky modern too. Congratulations Karen - it looks just beautiful :) K

Adele said...

The wallpaper is fantastic. The grey walls look great, we have just painted our stairs and both landings grey, it's a lovely peaceful colour, quite sophisticated and seems to blend with everything. Love the patterns, every room will be an inspiration.
Adele

Annabelle said...

gorgeous! love the grey!

The Devil Makes Work said...

That grey is absolutely beautiful - so calming!