Layer your window treatments for a cozier feel! Here, we used blinds as a base for light control and privacy, sheer panels to add softness, and cornices with studded trim tape to bring your eye up and balance the room with the weight of heavy furnishings.
Built and installed a #cornice for my sweet friend who was craving a little less light and some deeper zzzzs. AJ was my side kick through the process and it makes me happy that she will always know she has a mom who loves a good power tool. AJ and I celebrated by scarfing down a #duckdonuts afterwards. @nikihy #johanysjourney#woodworking
Perhaps unbelievably this 👆 represents big progress 😬 All these walls were, until this morning, covered in a highly bizarre swirly plaster effect (drunk plasterer? drunk owner?) and painted in cream, which did absolutely nothing for the gold cornice or the fireplace 👉👉👉. So today our lovely plasterer Mike began the mammoth task of chipping it all back. By Friday this place should be smoother than I've been since November.
This will be the kids playroom - the lunacy of which is not lost on me - but we're still undecided on colour, mostly because we're at a bit of a loss about how to make the most of the fireplace. What do you do when you're meant to love an original feature but you just kinda don't? I think it's the poo-brown tile centre that's putting me off and I'm thinking that if/when we knock those out and get the walls painted we'll grow to love it. The closest fireplace I've seen to this on insta (sans poo-brown tiles) is @houseofharwoodandrose
who has painted her walls in green smoke by Farrow and Ball and it looks a-maz-ing, so perhaps there's hope yet. All colour suggestions gratefully received!! At the moment we are leaning towards Little Greens slaked lime...