There’s an old much quoted saying isn’t there, from Inter-war economist, and general legend of the Left, John Maynard Keynes that “When the facts change, I change my mind”. Not necessarily the gem of wisdom you expect to find at the start of an interiors post (my god, how many times have I come across William Morris’s “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” which is sage advice, but has become too much of a catch all maxim for my liking!) but Keynes was in my head each time I thought about change in here!
Just a quick post today, as I wanted to show you the update I’ve made to our hallway recently. I haven’t broken the wheel up here, or anything like it, but we have had a subtle colour change and a mix up of wall decoration.Read More
Now I don’t know about you, but I think a lot of us who have kids (and some kind of aesthetic taste!) really struggle with how to decorate their rooms. So much plastic, turtles, superheroes, firemen (or is this just my child?!). When we first moved here three years ago Ted was only just one, so he had no input whatsoever when I created his vintage inspired nursery. I was trying to get as much of the house done as possible so budgets were tight, I had sourced some cheap second hand furniture which I upcycled and painted, bought a few wooden toys and a vintage horse rocking chair. I put up a showstopper of a pastoral wallpaper from Farrow & Ball called Gable which had exactly the kind of interwar vibe I was looking for.
Things have felt decidedly unmotivated around here lately, there’s always a long list of changes I’d like to make around the home, but to be perfectly honest with you (and if I can’t be honest here on my own blog where can I be!) I’ve been in a bit of a funk. Read More