One blue-grey and white bedroom finished! I love the colour, which changes with the light and the time of day and works well with the curtains we put up a few years ago after a sailing holiday in Holland. They remind me of washed-out Dutch skies, and the walls needed to fit that theme too. It's a very soft and restful colour and I am enjoying adding the finishing touches.
The old French chair was re-upholstered using an antique French sheet, and the cushion was made from French fabrics found in a flea market by rosehipinthecountry.com. The flower painting is by a local artist and I crocheted the shawl myself many years ago while on holiday in Ibiza with my first husband. A few years later our new-born babies were wrapped up in it.
I found this botanical painting in the Voewood book and art shop closing down sale in the North Norfolk town of Holt, where we spent our short honeymoon last May. The picture is painted on vellum, as was the fashion in the 18th century when these paintings were so popular. It looks very comfortable in its new frame above what used to be my children's bookshelf. Everything has a history and carries memories.
Perhaps the next project is to paint some of the rather dated pine furniture a soft off-white. Something to keep me busy in the autumn when the garden is less demanding.
Clothes, shoes, cushions, handbags and scarves have all magically disappeared into the spacious wardrobe in the corner of the room!