I am sad not to be able to share the before photos with you here as I love seeing interiors transformation photos on instagram, but (in case you hadn’t heard) I lost my entire cameral roll at the weekend during a phone upgrade.
I decided to set about painting our snug walls (which were a very dark charcoal colour) and floorboards (a very dark brown) a few weeks ago. The walls and floors were never a good combination and although we enjoyed our cosy time over at the ‘dark side’, it was time for a refresh. I got a rough quote for the work that needed to be done and we were looking at £2K so I decided to do it myself! It’s taken several weeks as I had to fit it in around work and life, but I have really enjoyed it and even though I am not quite finished, I am so pleased with the result.
It’s really hard to photograph (especially at 4pm on an Iphone) so what you see here in terms of paint colours will never be a true reflection of the colour in the flesh. This is something I have learnt from many nights spent pinning wall colours on Pinterest and then testing lots of paint colours!
But I thought it would be useful to detail the paints I used and where everything is from for those interested.
Rug – sourced by Edit.58
Purple Velvet Sofa – Graham and Green (several years old)
Grey sofa – Loaf (but a few years old and I can’t see this exact style online)
Floor Paint – Eico paint in ‘London Sky’
Walls – ‘Wetver’ – Farrow and Ball
African Lady Lamp – Graham and Green
Cushions – a mixture of H&M (stripe) John Lewis (Leopard) Graham and Green (aztec) Anna + Nina (sun burst on the purple sofa)
Artwork – Original Oil painting bought as an anniversary present to each other! Prints collected over the years.
I hope that’s helpful. Apologies for the slightly rushed nature of this post!