So it may not seem that exciting, but last night we slept in a room where we didn’t have to wear outside shoes. It was a game-changer.
After six months of sleeping in the master bedroom having made no changes with the exception of the curtains (and that was because there weren’t any), we decided to move into this spare room temporarily.
In terms of furniture, we don’t know exactly what room this will be in the future. But for now, we wanted to make it as cosy and relaxing as possible. We knew we would go for grey walls (in fact this colour is the same as our door in our last flat – Farrow & Ball ‘Manor House Gray’) but mixing a bit of pink AND green? I never would have thought it possible this time last year but things have changed.
I’m going with the Soho House theme I read of ‘just buying what you like’ and it will just all fit together eventually – and feel more ‘lived in’ than anything too stylised.
I’m loving a bit of rattan furniture at the moment and this bench and chair are so versatile – useful at the moment to store stuff but they would equally fit in any other room in the house. I love how a cushion or sheepskin throw can completely change how they look.
And as for the sheets? Well, I’m not sure why I’ve never had blush pink sheets before…they’re dreamy. These are from the Junipa range (as are the chair and bench) and are a washed texture so have that ‘lived in’ feel and I love the soft colour pop they provide without the starkness of white.
The pink isn’t too ‘girly’, either, so you can usually get away with it with the other half…It’s a small step towards painting an entire room pink (don’t worry, he’s coming round to it).
It’s slightly like living in a parallel universe (my husband describes it as ‘Red Dwarf’) when we walk along our corridor which is covered in paint and plaster and we pass this room of pure serenity. It makes me want to just dive into the room…and anything that does that is the perfect room for me.