This workroom space is simple in concept and yet filled with colour and loads of ideas - I absolutely love the blue on the brick which is a colour called Gardeners Bothy from Fired Earth.
I'm back again after almost a ten day hiatus - my apologies. Our house has been a whirlwind of activity in recent weeks. We've taken advantage of the excellent grant scheme's currently available and have had attic and cavity insulation put in - thanks to Munster Insulation, whom we highly recommend for their fast and professional service. We've also upgraded our boiler and heating controls - it has made the world of difference. I can now set to have water heated at certain hour - if already hot - it won't kick in but if cooled it will so now I have hot water at the ready without waiting hours for the emmersion to do it's job.
We've also re-painted our sitting room - the same deep orange it was but now the surround in the fireplace has been painted a high gloss white and we've added coving and a ceiling medallion - giving it an overall more finished and refined look. I'll post some images soon.
In the kitchen they've used Delphine wallpaper from Nina Campbell above the white tiled area - I love the eclectic mix of vintage plates and utensils and the open shelves with a mix of storage containers.
In the meantime - I'm once again drawing inspiration from Country Living magazine for colours and combinations. In their September issue they have a wonderful feature story called A Blush with Bloomsbury - taking decorating inspriration from the Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex that was the meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group for some 50 years.
Using a solid band of colour around the bedoom is an effective way of introducing subtle colour. The Swedish style bed has been given hand-painted details and the mix of textiles makes it feel well loved and lived in.
These fabulous blue hydrangeas look stunning on this distressed chest of drawers - all my favourite blues!
The story was photographed by Emma Lee and styled by Caroline Reeves and Ben Kendrick. While I have yet to visit Charleston myself, it is on my extensive list of places to go and things to see - you can check out more at http://www.charleston.org.uk