Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage, where we now call home and since moving three weeks ago we've achieved a fair amount but it is without a doubt still work in progress. How about a look at what we've achieved so far?

Living room is waiting on a piece of furniture and those final finishing touches, pictures, vignettes, candles, it is after all what finishes a room........... And I know exactly what is going on that back wall you can see!

Office, I need an armchair in this space but otherwise I am ready to dress shelves with books and more. Perhaps now would be a good time to tell you that EVERY room was bright yellow and green or both! Including this room.

Bathroom, done! In this room we worked with what we have since a new suite is off the cards and I've impressed myself here. It's become a space I enjoy being in which surprise me.

Amongst all the hard work we've had time to enjoy. We've managed to host dinner for family and friends, enjoy our first BBQ, potter in the garden just as I imagined all those months ago. Pick plums from our tree, chase Bobby Cat around the house with a mouse or more accurately have Bobby Cat chase me around the house with a mouse! Wake up to complete silence and go to bed in darkness. Gardening until dusk, hearing the hoot hoot of owls................. It is safe to say, I am already utterly in love with our new home.

All images are my own

I'll try and keep you up to date as we reach more milestones, there's plenty more to do until it's finished and I've not even mentioned my workshop yet! x

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blue Hues

We're in the new cottage! Still feels slightly dreamy, like we're on holiday. A never ending holiday - what a wonderful feeling.

This post, inspired by my new living room is focused on blue hues. After living with white for a long time we dared to be different with the cottage and I managed to convince my husband that a darker colour was a good idea. I knew that I wanted blue, not sky blue or deep dark blue but a blue with depth and guts!

Hello Farrow and Ball! Without a doubt in my mind Farrow and Ball would be the ones who could deliver and Oval Room Blue does not disappoint, neither does the change from white I might add. So, dare to change, try something new. Here's some inspiration and remember, it's only paint at the end of the day!

My cottage / Pinterest

Pinterest / Farrow and Ball

Abigail Ahern

I'll be back soon to let you know what else I've been up to recently but for now I'm off to prune my garden.......... x