Just got back from a visit to The Red Room project. Big smiles here 😀
I dreamt about it last night as i’ve been itching to get there all week. I spoke to the homeowner after all the major work had been completed last week; new stove, mantel piece, door blocked up and plastered, walls wallpapered and then painted. So we’re onto the final straight peeps. The fun stuff!
This is what it looked like on my last visit, which you can read all about here. So many of you loved that distressed plastered wall, but alas there was a door to board up and skim over, so it wasn’t meant to be. This time.
(Let me quickly add that 3 minutes into taking photos, my camera died so most of these have been taken on my rubbish camera phone which goes little way towards doing this room justice. But! I will be back v soon for the final reveal pics, so all is not lost.)
The walls have been wallpapered in Analgypta. “Alfred” to be precise and it looks awesome.
Once wallpapered, all of the walls were painted in Little Greene’s Lamp Black. A warm, soft charcoal. The vintage oxblood Chesterfield now has something to kick off.
Quickly showing you around the room, here’s the drinks cabinet which if you’ll remember was their old welsh dresser, split in half and painted with Annie Sloan’s, black chalk-paint.
The new fireplace is stunning. The Palmerston Gallery matt black fire surround ties in perfectly with the black woodwork.
I love the simplicity of the surround against the Alfred wallpaper.
The Franco Belge Monoco stove is now the real focal point in the room, which means the “new to this room” TV, doesn’t dominate.
And we all know black is the best colour to make the TV disappear even more. The Lipstick TV cabinet from La Redoute was the perfect size to take up this alcove without it looking too media cabinet-y. They’re always quite square aren’t they and I was looking with something a little more curvaceous but still functional.
Ok, let’s talk about the Palm Tree Floor Lamp from Rockett St George. It’s amazing. Like, really. In fact, when the homeowner’s dad came to visit, he failed to notice the new furniture, new fire, the fact a door had been blocked up, walls wallpapered and painted black… all he noticed was the lamp. Which he really liked might I add.
And of course the second hand chaise longue and ottoman reupholstered in House of Hackney’s Peacock and Dragon by Eclectic Chair
Now obviously, we’ve still got a fair few bits to sort. Like:
- 2 x ceiling lights
- 2 x wall lights
- Curtains **shudders**
- Styling and faffing
Although I am pleased to announce that the dog portrait from the original room is now coming back. Yes!
So there you go. It was red…. then it was stripped….
….. and now….
Whadya reckon? Are you a fellow Anaglypta lover? Would you wallpaper your whole room in Alfred, paint it black and have a giant brass palm tree as a floor lamp?
Well these guys would, and I mother flippin’ love it. Am very excited to get this project finished, it’s going to be such a cosy space to snuggle up in over the coming months don’t cha think?
Happy weekend peeps. Have a good one!