It's been quite a while since I studied Interior Design and it was really good to have the chance to refresh that knowledge by putting together a sample board for a client last week. I didn't have to do this but I find it helps visualise how a scheme is going to look with the… Continue reading Art Deco with a twist…
Well, writing a business plan is going okay but I'm taking a break from Excel spreadsheets (reminds me too much of my old job!) to play with a new toy - a proper camera! Thank you Neil and Angela for putting us up in your lovely new house last week and for giving me your… Continue reading A new toy…
Walls, ceiling and woodwork painted, fire surround painted, fireplace tiles painted, shelves put up, wallpapering done, mirror put back, new light put up... not a quick job this one but worth it in the end! I can't believe how much lighter the room feels now that it's a cool duck egg rather than a dark… Continue reading Did you know John Lewis sell disco balls?!
Well, this was all done a bit backwards seeing as I finished decorating a month ago, but I still wanted to publish the sample board and floorplan I put together for our bedroom. Gilhoolie Designs is working out to be a great place for me to keep track of my 'work' and build up my… Continue reading Interior Design in Reverse!
Well, the three weeks of the Easter holidays were glorious but it's good to be back making things again (not how I was feeling yesterday, it's weird being in the house on my own again!) I finished the runner and one of the cushions for our bedroom today and I was dying to post them… Continue reading Where is the bed?!
Okay, so it's true, I am no decorator but I do like seeing the results of all that hard work (well, a few days painting and a day wallpapering). So I thought I'd post a few pictures here even though it's not quite finished (I'm waiting for the fabric for the cushions). I know it's… Continue reading Our bedroom, a calming gooseberry fool!
I made a lampshade on a course at The Make Lounge last night. It was fun and I was really pleased with the result but as usual I struggled to find a fabric I really liked so I'm even more keen to start designing and printing my own. I'd definitely recommend the Make Lounge even… Continue reading Ooh la lampshade!
This week I am mostly decorating..... (our bedroom) As usual it's taking far longer than I expected and I just want to do the fun bits so I thought I'd put them on here while I have a break from painting. I'm kind of cheating a bit by putting together a sample board as I… Continue reading I’m no decorator…
At last, I finished my Interior Design project this week - a design for a museum cafe. The brief was to choose a furniture designer and a location for the museum and then design an interior incorporating their designs. I chose a married couple, Robin and Lucienne Day, who worked independently in different mediums from… Continue reading Design for a Museum Cafe – the 1950s are very in you know!
We decorated the boys bedroom a while ago but it was a bit plain so I decided to paper a small section with pages from a Tintin book as an alternative to wallpaper or stickers. This was so easy and the effect was great, I love the muted colours of blue, green and orange. Just… Continue reading Tintin on a feature wall