Friday, 3 May 2013

A Bit Of Cath Kidston

"Inspiration for decorating"


It all started when I ordered a bookcase for the snug, I thought, this room could do with decorating  it's still the bog standard magnolia that the builder's painted it,



and it needs "prettying" up a bit! 

I thought we could paint the walls white and paper the main wall in Cath's  "Antique Rose" wallpaper,



so  off we went to York to get the paper when I saw that they had bedding to match,  that would be nice for the bedroom  as both rooms are next to each other.

I didn't want white walls in there  so I got  some paint samples and I was drawn to the different shades  blue,



this is the one I like,


and in the meantime at a vintage fair I saw this lovely old  sign



 a gorgeous pink feather eiderdown which I snapped up immediately,


a bargain at £15,


and a length of bunting that has been cut from the lace on an old tablecloth,



I wish I'd got two now as I could have put one in each room.



The bedroom is magnolia with plum coloured bedding and pictures so it will be nice to have some colour in there,


this is as it is now


the en suite is through the door on the right, we've added coving and painted the walls white and it already had the  pearly mosaic tiles in there.



I can see us being busy this weekend!!


Lucey xx


13 comments:

Bertie Meadows said...

It's going to look lovely, and your eiderdown is gorgeous.

Bertie x

Liz said...

Love the eiderdown fabric colours - beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the transformation/s!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rose H (UK) said...

What pretty wall paper, and I just love the blue paint. The bunting is very sweet...as you say it's a shame you didn't get two.
Have an enjoyable weekend - whatever you're up to!
Rose H
x

Plain Jane said...

That blue is gorrrrrgeous - and as for the eiderdown - sigh! Looking forward to seeing the new bedroom x Jane

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! :) x

Patti said...

I love your what you have decided to do! I just luv Cath Kidston. Next year, we may go to England to visit Bro in Law - and I am saving up for the Greengate and Cath Kidston stoff I KNOW I'll want to bring home! Oh... I do really love the lace banner - what a great idea!

claire said...

I do like a nice bit of Cath K, not sure how the hubs would feel about that though...!

sweetpea family said...

I adore Cath Kidston - everything will look divine x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

how lovely to find you (I see you've found me too!!)
lovely pretty blog - I'm going to bookmark it and come back for a good read with a cup of tea later one.
fee x
(I've been nosing on your pinterest - shame you missed my peter rabbit blocks! they are on 'my makes' board over at mine)

Kitty M said...

Hope you are all well xxx

Wow your eiderdown is a fabulous find - LOVE that! Can't wait to see what you do in the rooms - the Cath Kidston wallpaper is beautiful x

The Violet Teapot said...

Wow lovely fabrics and paint colours! your eiderdown is gorgeous too! I cant wait to see it all finished. x

The Custards said...

That is a beauuuuuutiful eider

Lovely colours
Best wishes
Jenny

Mrs Bertimus said...

What a beautiful home Miss Lemonade Kitty!
x