Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Do You Think He'll Notice?

Having settled nicely into our new home, we now need to start thinking about decor. At first we thought we'd go for the nordic shabby chic look that I love, but, I'm finding the all-white look just a tad bland. Plus, we are an incredibly untidy family and the place just looks grubby, so I think an injection of colour is needed.

Now this is where we stumble a bit, as Simon likes to play safe when it comes to decorating. He's a 'Magnolia' man, that generic cream-coloured paint beloved of lazy decorators everywhere.

Anyway, I was thinking that maybe I could pull off the, "Oh that? It's been in my wardrobe for years!" ruse, but with....turquoise paint. Stay with me on this......

Ok, we'll break him gently with a couple of nicely distressed kitchen cupboards. He'll quite like
those and then we'll graduate to a chest of drawers, that we might get away with.

... but we're stepping onto marshy ground with this one....

(We actually have some wooden panelling on our stairs)

No, I think we've lost him now; there will be a very assertive, "No, bugger off"
Ha, but he won't be able to resist when I welcome him home from work like this, in my beautiful turquoise, yet tastefully distressed hallway............

I'll tell him he can have one of his photographs up too......

So, there we have a little taste of my new fancy. I'll let you know how I get on.

Photo source... 1, 2, 3 (others unknown.)


  1. well i sure love it all Jo...and I'm not a color girl either but there is something about that beach glass or bottle green that i just adore.

  2. Oh, I think it's smashing. Go for it.

  3. I'm thinking its a great look Jo, he just has no taste.... x

  4. I think it is a great plan.. I considered the nordic shabby thing too, but thought I would have trouble without all my rusty bits and aging gilded frames and florentine, so I am sticking with my old euro trash look....

  5. I have wonderful taste thank you very much ...


  6. Liking the new fancy, miss fancy dress. If you do get a dress like that, can you tell me where I can get the body too?

  7. i think it's all stunning and you should go for it! i'm not much of a color person either, but these hues are absolutely divine! i think i must have the kitchen cupboards for sure. xx

  8. What a wonderful opportunity to create a new setting from scratch. I think though that however you decorate your home- Simon will love it because you are in it! Go slow and you will feel what's right- even if it takes a bit of time! Lovely pictures!!

  9. Your post had me laughing. I do love that color palette...especially when distressed.