Designing out of your comfort zone!
So people often joke that everything I choose is grey! There is some truth in this as I do love grey in its many shades, it seems to just go with everything. As my old house seemed to be 50 shades of grey with the odd white or cream mixed in I thought I would be a little more daring this time. Maybe it’s part of a midlife crisis I mentioned previously but I am suddenly falling in love with colours and patterns.
As we have more rooms in our new home my husband promised me that I could go a bit design crazy in our spare lounge, so I am doing just that! It is still very much a work in progress as I have to wait for each pay day to buy something new haha, but I’m getting there. I do seem to be moving mess from one room to the next as I sort through boxes and begin to place things in situ (I spend way too much time doing this and must have rearranged pictures and candlesticks a thousand times) but I will share some pictures so far!
Rockett St George, Graham and Green, Abigail Ahern and Cox & Cox are some of my absolute favourites when it comes to home shopping so there are a mixture of the above around our home. I mentioned previously that I love a bargain so I also get a lot of bits from Homesense and TK Maxx. I love the idea of having something a little bit different so try to hunt for pieces at auctions, car boot sales and reclaim yards.
We have also decided to be daring in our ensuite. We opted for Cole & Son Palm Jungle wallpaper and a checkerboard floor. It is only us that use it and it’s a small room so the perfect little space for such an out there design. We still need to add mirrors and accessories but it has made such a big difference. I feel as though I am in a boutique hotel each time I step out of the shower and into the jungle!
If you have a sudden urge to add pattern or colours out of your comfort zone, then a small space is the perfect place and it’s surprisingly invigorating to walk out of the tonal shades of the rest of the house and into a splash of wow!