I'm really loving all the botanical print wallpapers and fabrics available at the moment and I'm thinking about using some to freshen up our living room curtains. Coincidentally, I have also been working on some floral illustrations to liven up my website so look out for those soon. Here are my favourites. You can see… Continue reading gilhoolie loves… botanical prints
As I type, Terry the plasterer is skimming our dining room ceiling to remove all traces of the horrible artex. My latest decorating project... So, I had already chosen some wallpaper about a year ago but I thought I should have a quick look to see if there are any others I like more (did… Continue reading gilhoolie loves lampshades and…wallpaper
I have a feeling I won't be posting many updates over the summer so I thought I'd better get one in quick before the schools break up and the holidays begin. I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with the family but I'm sure I'll find time to sneak away and make something at… Continue reading Lampshade commissions…
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…
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?!
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!
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…
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
Well, it took 2.5 days to complete, I'd forgotten I don't actually like decorating that much although I do like designing and the wallpapering bit was fun! Here it is completed. If you see any wallpaper you like I made a note of them all so let me know... (I should charge commission!)
Last week I decided to revamp our pantry. I really didn't want to spend lots of money on expensive wallpaper for a cupboard so I decided to use the wallpaper samples I've been collecting (I'm fussy when it comes to choosing a wallpaper and I can't find one I like for our bedroom!) Here is… Continue reading Designing an eclectic pantry – my first project