Recently I’ve become obsessed with deep, inky blues and charcoals, and decided to give our bedroom a bit of a makeover. Regular readers will remember it’s a big, high-ceilinged room, connected to a bathroom which floods with morning light;
A couple of years ago I papered the chimney breast in woodplank wallpaper, and have done very little to it since.
I handmixed three paint shades together until I got the colour I wanted; a deep, inky-blue that changes with the light, becoming velvety and absorbing as dusk falls, but clean and striking in daylight hours. I used it on a single wall, facing tall picture windows that suffuse the room with light.
It provides a contrast to the fireplace and the vintage French windows we’ve finally hung on the wall…
And meet my other new ‘makeover’ investment; this beautiful Seco Octo curved wood light, which is mesmerising when lit. We first saw one in a store in Paris and I quietly obsessed about it for a year before buying one!
We love the change; subtle and strong; deep and enveloping. An evening colour, for relaxing and cocooning.
p.s. It’s just as well I like the colour, because I am still washing flecks of it from my hair, my forearms, my shoes…
Have a wonderful weekend!