It’s been a week since I showed you the house I bought in Italy and less than a week has passed since my book was published. new book And the start of the first week without builders – they’ll be back next Monday so don’t worry – but for now we’re having a few days of calm. Say it. So far it turns out quite a lot. “Where is that thing in that box, and now I can’t find the box, let alone the thing, I don’t need it anyway, except what we do.
Now, before strolling through some beautiful rooms that will calm you down and hopefully inspire you, I would like to announce the launch of my book this Thursday at the Anthropologie store on King’s Road in West London. We would like to invite you to an event to celebrate. Doors open at 5:30. Talk to Becky Sunshine, author of Good Design, about why I wrote it and how it works. Free, but registration is required.the link is here –I hope that you will come. As they say, it’s always very nice to meet readers in person and get to know you IRL.
Let’s move on to this week’s inspiration. I am definitely attracted to bathrooms at the moment because I have to start thinking about how to decorate a bathroom in Italy, but bathrooms are small and architects tell us that bidets are non-negotiable. gave me You can also see checks everywhere.
The subways, or rectangular tiles in subways that were once everywhere, seem to have been replaced by classic squares. You can often buy them cheaply and just add some colorful grout or buy a different color to create so many different patterns and looks. Anyone?), you might want to avoid the Zellige stuff, but look at your local builder merchants instead. tops There’s a nice selection of colors starting at £35.
All that remains is to decide which pattern to create. There’s a band of contrasting colors along the top, classic checkerboard, thick or thin stripes, or a seemingly random pattern that’s hard to pull off. With so many options, you can keep the classic white tiles as a base to match your hygiene products (or check out the growing number of color options that keep coming back). Adding a color or two to tone or contrast the shades of paint can create something that looks much more expensive than it used to. As you can see, the basket weave pictured above costs a little more – Claybrook Studio There is a 180 pounds per square meter version, stone deal at £72 mandarin stone at £124.
And if you’re not redoing your bathroom and still want to check it out a bit, remember that Gingham is having its moment too, as seen in these bankside curtains by the designer. Francesca Rowan PraudenLike classic square tiles, you can get several meters of gingham for a low price.It’s striped steady mate ticking can vary greatly depending on who makes it, so hunt around for both to find a good price. rice field higgs and higgs We have checks in a wide range of colors and different sizes. I feel the shower curtain approaching…
Finally, if you’re not into sewing and don’t want to redo your bathroom, there’s another classic siding. Again, this is everywhere, but if you live in a new building and want to add some character, it’s important not to modify the traditional period siding. This is because it looks strange on his 5th floor in a modern flat block. Instead, look at something more uniform: squares, and paint them in neutral colors to add texture rather than attract attention, or opt for bright modern colors rather than muted period tones. There’s nothing wrong with subdued period tones. I have them all over my home, but the key to the success of any new building is to own it rather than try to turn it into a Victorian villa or Georgian country mansion. It is to work with
I hope your Monday is filled with loveliness for the week ahead.don’t forget to stop by book party if you can.