A couple a weeks ago after working on our house color palette, I started pulling elements together that I wanted to incorporate in the design and created mood boards to have a clearer vision. Once you have a color palette, it is much simpler to look at furnishings, fabrics and accessories as you can immediately see if they match your colors. As I’ve said before, our house was built in the seventies and I’d like to keep a retro/vintage/mid-century vibe to it. I am pairing chartreuse and olive green with grey and neutral elements in the living room, and teal with mustard and grey in the master bedroom.
After much searching I finally found a fabric for the living room curtains and they have been ordered just a few days ago. They are being custom made as one of the windows is over four meters wide. The rug above and the patterned bed cover below are also on their way. I found a chartreuse green throw just like the one above at Habitat, which matches perfectly our existing cushions made out of Houlès’ city chartreuse silk. I love the pendant lamp above but don’t know yet if I will get this exact one. Our ceiling height isn’t huge so I can have something that takes up too much space in terms of height. I have a few ideas for the sofa but that will probably have to wait a few months. Ideally I’d like to find one that I can have upholstered in the same fabric as two vintage danish armchairs I purchased in Brussels before our move.
I am loving the cool feeling of the bedroom pictured above designed by Emily Henderson and will probably have a simple square headboard custom made. Our sheets are always white so it’s easy to accessorize around them. I purchased some washed linen sheets a few months back to try out what everyone was talking about. They do feel great, and will probably even more in the summertime when it’s 30°C outside.
Now I need to get everything together, but before I need to get serious with painting the walls because this is obviously easier before starting to style everything to shoot pretty images to share with you. My color are chosen, I just need to get them and start working. Wish me good luck, there are just twenty eight walls or so to paint….