We moved in to our house quite a few years ago and set about completely decorating it, including the bedroom which we decorated in Farrow and Ball wallpaper and paint. The first pic shows us mid-renovation when we first moved in, and the second and third photo show it finished.
It was a lovely room and we were really happy with it, but as we started decorating the rest of the house again (as you do over time), and the colours slightly changed, this room started to look very yellow and not fit with the rest of the house. It was a difficult decision to remove the F&B wallpaper but I was confident that it would look fine once finished. The rest of the house has been painted in off whites (a lot of F&B Strong White has been used), with Hardwick White and greys in the kitchen, so we went with a complementary colour palette for the new bedroom decor. It also had to work with some existing elements, such as the bedside lamps and the throw, which was a wedding present. The blinds were originally made from a fabric I was never really keen on – always looked a bit pink to me, so I bought some raw linen fabric from Merchant and Mills and rather than making completely new ones, I just replaced the facing fabric.
The walls were painted in Little Greene French Grey Pale, the wardrobes in Little Greene French Grey and the ceiling and window frames in Farrow and Ball Strong White. I also painted the headboard in Strong White as it looked quite yellow against the grey and the biggest change was chopping the end off the bed – makes the room feel much more spacious.
A 1940′s chandelier was added, bought from eBay to replace the £5 Ikea one that had been up there for 8 years and we added an Ercol chair bought from a local cafe.
Receiving flowers on Valentine’s Day is always a pleasure, so why not treat your beloved to blooms that will last the whole year round?
We think our flowers are some of the most lifelike available, so much so, that we’re filling up every spare vase and jug at home with them. From single blooms in vintage bottles and bundles of hydrangea in large ceramic pots, you can change them as and when the mood takes you!
Back in September I made my way to Baskingstoke to style Jay Archer’s new collection. Jay’s a wonderfully talented, award-winning floral designer – I love the way she combines flowers and foliage with the occasional antler and her endless desire to step away from the norm is inspiring.
I’ve worked with Jay a few times before so am starting to get to know her quite well and this has enabled me to really suss out her style. I wasn’t given a formal brief for this shoot other than a shoot list, so suggested a few set build ideas, colour options and props and we went from there.
Here are the final pics from the shoot, which we’re really thrilled with.
Photography by Ben Robertson
If you are ever in need of a little inspiration, whether it’s a new colour palette for your bedroom or bathroom, or new creative ways to wrap your gifts at Christmas, Pinterest is the perfect place to find new ideas.
We’ve been hooked for a while now and our boards have just had a well deserved tidy up. We’ve really refined our style and recategorised quite a few of our boards so they’re really easy to browse. We’re currently coveting so many of the ideas that we’re finding it hard to decide how to redecorate our bedroom!
To look at our boards, just click here and to keep up with our ‘Pins’ just make sure you follow us.
We were thrilled to find that we’ve been included in Elle Deco’s 21 of the best online shops. They chose to feature one of our most popular products (and one of our favourites) – our Wire Fox Terrier cushion. Thank you Elle Deco!
We were still elated about the Elle Deco feature when we discovered that we were also featured as one of The Independent’s best 50 interiors websites:
“Neutral colours and a modern country feel abound at Ebury Home and Garden, with products ranging from milky pastel ceramics and woven baskets to glass door handles and etched iron bowls. There’s plenty under £20, making it a great place for interiors related gifts too.”
A big thank you to The Independent too. What a week!