(Health warning: pretentious statement following)
I like to work the rooms as a sort of living organism, each area hopefully building atmosphere and some indication of the personalities of the inhabitants as I go.
(Probably safe to come out now)
Just at the moment because I’ve foolishly damaged my left paw while handling building bricks, (full size), I’m finding mini-ing has to be limited.
With the activity being a bit here and there I’m now making a mess of getting some flow and/or feel for this last bedroom – which way did I want it to go exactly? I look at my notes, photos of try-outs and the prepared and painted wood and very little immediate flavour of the intended end result comes to mind. I know where everything is supposed to go, so that’s OK, but the overall impression of the room, and the boys who use it, is going to have to grow all by itself, as am working on in the hope that ‘all will be well’ or at least useful at some point along the way.
Have, more or less, got the wall decoration up, though some lower wall top trim has yet to be stuck in place.
Reading from the left there’s a bought in light switch, the door surround is awaiting a door and skirting has been cut to length
Trying out the lighthouse border once more, this time with a piece of the proposed curtaining and the model lighthouses on the window cill – the window surround is now also in place
It’s the little things, is it not?
– or should that be choler?
Although there’s been a little difficulty getting the fabric that had been ordered to actually arrive and have had to start again with other choices, we now have fabric.
I’m letting the petty choice of curtaining annoy me. In this case it’s the master bedroom’s curved window that’s giving me the pip.
Logically the fabric that matches and tones with the wallpaper should be best but I reckon it makes it look like a colour scheme designed from a Sanderson catalogue.
Another logical approach would be to go for a 50’s trendy type design (though I think this is probably more 70s as not enough geometric or nature feel). Also I tend to reckon its colouring looks a little depressing against the already powdery dim wallpaper.
Then there’s my favourite. It’s a bit over perky perhaps though the general colouring theme is OK, blending the greens and pinks together and adding a little umph without taking over(?). The pattern, however, is perhaps a bit large, (though how much of each big flower shows can be controlled) and its overall ‘look’ is bending towards the cottage-y.
Here it doesn’t look too inviting – try to imagine a suitably curved and pinkish pelmet above shortening the amount of material visible
And then there’s the unlikely ones
Too rich and over-powering?
Bit intrusive and doesn’t blend in?
Not to mention the possible compromise
Dull but can be made to fit in when folded suitably?
All this messing about comes under the heading of sleep on it, or possibly I should just lay them out in a row, close my eyes, grab one and go with whatever comes up. Joking aside I usually find that, if my reaction to the result of this so called method is ‘yuch’, then it shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Thus I can thin out the crowd.
Posting in haste as, although the engineer has been and sorted out one problem at the exchange, the line just went down all on it ownsome. All is still not well …