I’m so excited to have been invited to work alongside *Earthborn paints this year, along with four other UK interiors bloggers in their #claymates campaign. During the course of 2019 l’ll be making over several rooms in ‘The Patterned Palace’ using paints from their beautiful collection of 72 shades of claypaint.
I’ll be starting off with a long overdue overhaul of my office.
It’s a pretty unloved space, that’s far from being conducive to anything remotely work related! Its mainly used currently as a dumping ground. Over the years becoming a halfway house for the whole family’s castoffs. Here they are stored, awaiting their fate…..what will it be? Charity shop OR rubbish dump!!
The aim is to create a space that I actually want to spend time in, getting stuff done! Here’s my plans so far….
Having never been shy of using pattern and colour in my interior designs, I decided that this is one project I can afford to go totally wild with. A space that’s just for me, with no need to take anyone else’s opinions into consideration! Mr Patterned Palace has absolutely NO say in what goes into this room scheme!
This of course means that there’s gonna to be PINK!
I have visions of layering areas of bold monochrome pattern over blocks of colour. I’m going to be using animal print wall decals to get this effect, having been inspired by some ceramics I bought from Anthropologie.
Although the budget for this revamp is quite tight, the old laminate flooring has seen better days and just has to go! After removing the old flooring and putting down some hardboard over the irreparable floorboards beneath, I’m going to have a go at stencilling. I’ll be using a stencil from Dizzy Duck Designs to give the effect of tiling. This can be a really simple (so I’m told) and cost effective way of adding yet more pattern and colour to the room.
I am lucky enough to have fairly good storage space in this room. There’s a cupboard built in over the bulk head of the stairs, which is very useful but not very attractive. I plan to paint it the same colour as the wall in order to disguise it a little. I also have a victorian jam cupboard, which we bought around twenty five years ago. This is going to get a lick of paint too, so it becomes more of a feature in the room.
I’m an avid reader and collector of Living Etc magazine and have a collection of back copies going back to to 1999. A simple open shelving system from Ikea will be used to display them and to house all my other boxes of random shiz (all essentials of course!)
The Mood Board
All that remains is for me to get started……. watch this space for for further updates!
*This blog post is part of a paid partnership with Earthborn Paint.