We’re not quite ready for the final reveal for this project yet, but this room is looking a hell of a lot prettier than it did last October.
Before – Oct 2017
If you listed closely, you will hear it… can you hear the walls??
“Help me…. heeeeellpp mmeeee!!”
Not one to leave a room in distress I was more than happy to turn this room into something not only camera worthy but also ridiculously functional for my very particular client.
I can’t always discuss my clients so candidly on the tinterweb… it’s not professional, but this client is an exception. Firstly, because she’s now a friend (for my sins) after working with her on and off since 2015.
And secondly she has been, now how can I put this nicely… she’s been a real pain in the arse during this project. I’ve said this to her face, so i’m not going behind her back here. She also reads my blog. So she’s now read it as well as hearing it from the horses mouth…. so to speak.
Magnetic Playroom – April 2016
One of the hardest things about interior design is getting the client to trust you. And rightly so. You’re making decisions about the way someone is going to live in their own home. Totally get that. But i’ve already done most of the ground floor and got keys to her house, so really I should just be allowed to just do what I want now eh?
Turns out not.
Anyyyywaaaaay, moving on. Let’s see where we are with everything so far.
(Please excuse the terrible lighting, these photos were taken at about 11am during that mental storm we had last week so the sun didn’t actually join us in Leeds until 1.30pm.)
All the walls have been stripped right back ready for new skirting boards, new coving and Anaglypta Wildacre wallpaper.
“Help me…. heeeeellpp mmeeee!!”
The new (old) ceiling light from Homeplace Online looks absolutely gorgeous in this space. The edges of the shade have green running through it that work beautifully with the surroundings.
The G-Plan wardrobe was £40 from eBay. Everything that’s gone into the room so far has been sourced second hand, the wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk, light….
… even all of the art has been lovingly collected over the past 12 months by either me or the lady of the manor. It gives her home a real sense of authenticity and warmth. It’s also a brilliant way of re-designing a room on a budget, plus being excellent for the environment.
And here’s the latest haul to go into this project from a weekend treasure hunt in Otley, a cute little market town in North Yorkshire.
That horrendously wonderful vase at the bottom is rather large. So much so we couldn’t fit it in our bag. Looked like we were taking grandma’s ashes for walk as we continued our Saturday stroll. Three separate people came up to us asking us what it was when we went for coffee and cake at Bloomfield Square (more on this place coming soon as part of #designupnorth)
Ha. Am still LOL-ing at how awfully brilliant it is. Never mind the sheer size of it. Can’t wait to get styling this room now. Time for shelves!!
So that’s where we are so far. Thoughts on the Anaglypta? The wall colour? That vase? My inability to keep my opinions about clients to myself?
As ever, i’d love to hear from you. Happy Monday everyone!