There is a reason for this, back in 2009 I thought it was a good idea to plan my wedding and totally renovate our house in the same year. I remember gushing to people about how romantic and wonderfully old fashioned it would be to move into our new home on the first day back after the homeymoon.
It was as lovely and romantic as I’d hoped, but the process to get there was torture and in reality organising a marquee wedding and doing the house at the same time was way too much, especially for a perfectionist like me (note to any other engaged, hopeless romantics obsessed with renovating houses – DON’T DO IT)
About a month before the wedding I got to the point where I couldn’t make any more decisions. I’d had to choose every detail of the wedding reception, right down to the wallpaper in the porta-loos and also everything in the house, flooring, kitchen, tiles, layout, carpet etc. So in a fit of indecision I decided to paint the house like my wedding, completely white.
Exhibit A, the lounge, guess which bits Mr S chose…
This room, although cosy with the lights off snuggled in the fur throws and cushions has always seemed way too bland and dull. I bought this fabulous print by London artist Mr Go to brighten it all up. It’s called ‘A lesson in mind expansion, part 2′, part one is a little darker…
It’s a big picture and I love the neon colours but it doesn’t do much to change the room, so last weekend Mr S and I decided to paint the wall a dark grey. It is amazing what a difference something so simple makes, the room feels cosier and it works well with the projector. I know grey is technically not a colour, but stay with me here ;)
Now we just need some new speaker covers as the white ones ruined the look and apparently using fabric dye to colour them is not an option because of the ‘acoustics’ or some such geekery. Then lots of neon cushions and a couple of interesting side tables to complete the room.
I’ve already bought the first cushion below by Laura Oakes and I’m in the process of ordering the rest. I might also treat myself to a nice furry dark grey throw to finish it off (and put grey fluff all over my cream sofa).
I haven’t found any side tables yet, I could get two mismatched vintage ones and paint them in a co-ordinating colour, but we shall see.
Do you know of any lovely neon side tables or cushions that would work?