Choosing Colours & Fabrics To Suit Surroundings

Once the door shuts behind us we can emerse ourselves in the joy of our surroundings.   If we have the colours that calm us and make us feel we belong in our space.  When we go out to shops and out of town superstores we are treated to a visual display that is so huge and varied, it’s almost impossible to pin down tastes.  There are so many designs and choices out there, it can be rather difficult to select exactly the combination of size furniture in what sort of…

The Excitement Of A Home Reno Project

Just getting me as far as the local tile warehouse and showroom has been quite an exciting journey of late.  I’m not really known for my adventurous spirit when it comes to home decor or furnishing.  However, some years ago a family friend came to my rescue when my ensuite shower packed up.  Within weeks I found myself on the first forays of a remarkable journey – to have the bathrooms and said ensuite transformed into modern palaces of porcelain wonder.  I have never looked back or regretted the expenditure…

Professional Painter Colour Choice Always Stunning

Oh how confusing the subject of home decorating and refurnishing can become!  I like the idea of different colours in each room but when I had my house completely redecorated by a true professional, he only had a very set time slot available to me so scotched all such ideas and said one colour throughout was the name of the game.  He helped raise my now flagging spirits by recommending a pale sunny ivory colour, nothing like the pinky magnolia he was was replacing.  He was absolutely correct too when…

Decorating Duties Allocated To Dad

This is a truly messy time of year – the storms have been coming for days and every time we go out for our daily walk, we bring more and more of the mucky outside indoors when we return.  It is depressing.  It also makes me think of having a really good refurbishment phase at home.   Decorating and refurnishing the house – always the done thing for spring in years gone by.   Our family definitely used to spruce up the sitting room and often the dining room too, if fund…