It needs to burst.
The heavy blanket above wants to rip open.
Free itself of the weight.
Last on the list is a timber pailings fence. Probably the cheepest option. Presents a problem for pest control because of termites. Requires the most maintance and labour for installation. Would fit in fine with neighborhood.
I love the rich cream walls, they remind me of the local organic Greek yogurt that is so luxurious that there's a 1/4 inch layer of thicken cream on the top when you first break the seal. So yummy that I always forget about my lactose intolerance and scoop out a big dollop, heaven.
And the dark "Caribbean forest," as Coco & Kelley calls it, just wraps you in it's arms of strength and comfort. Sophisticated romance springs to mind, almost perfectly balanced between masculine and femininity for a shared bedroom.
Now, we do live in Queensland and even though the temps right now are perfect, come January the humidity will peak and anything not dried within an inch of it's life before summer hits, will never be dry again. So, a fan is needed, and this one is gorgeous. Found it on the ever bountiful Neiman Marcus online catalogue.These lamps from Pieces Inc have just the right amount of contrasting colour to perk up our little cave.
We've got to get the wall paper down before we do anything to the bedroom, but I can at least start collecting bits here and there.
I know the bedrooms should get done after the lounge as it's the most visible to guests, but I'm thinking that if I wake up in a room I love, then I'm that much more motivated to peal wallpaper from everything else.
I wrote out a time line today for inside the house and it goes something like this:
Move in and unpack, make sure all items to be stored are in water tight containers off the ground on pallets under the house.
Paint wall between kitchen and lounge: top-white, middle-chalk board grey, bottom-red.
Hang up photos on chalk board middle strip.
Remove wallpaper from the lounge, our bedroom, Roger's bedroom and hall (I recall that the back bedroom doesn't have any wallpaper.)
Paint all walls Primer white. Then move on to: our bedroom, back bedroom, Roger's bedroom, lounge.
Remove shag carpet! and polish floorboards.
Do something about the window coverings. Remove and replace with ?.
Then we play the waiting game. We want to live in the property for about a year before we do any major renovations on it.
I found this great material and thought it'd be perfect for some throw cushions.
Designed by Free Spirits and sold on etsy by Mod Fabric
So here's how I imagine the layout of the room.
I'd like to experiment and see if these two colours on the fabric swatch above would be too much if used as primary colours for the room. Maybe a turquoise in just a shade lighter. The room isn't that big (haven't had a chance to measure it yet.) But if done carefully it just might work. We have to fit alot in this room so solid walls with patterned accessories (cushions, window dressings, not the bedspread) might have to be the go.
A magazine table with small table lamp and plant on it next to the window.
The daybed under the other window. This window is up about 5 ft from the floor.
Our filing cabinet at the end of the bed with a plant. The cabinet is metal but it's a fabulous three drawer number with bright rust orange drawers and a dark brown cabinet.
A small writing desk with the laptop and arm chair. Somehow I've got to figure out where to put the printer, it'll probably end up under the desk as a foot rest.
assorted nic naks (cause they just need some place to collect dust)
Here's the rest of the house. I think I've made it to wide, but I've only been going off pictures and memory so far. I took the liberty of adding builtins for two of the bedroom (they don't have them currently).