Mellow Yellow

I just wanted to put some more photos up of this beauty of a chair as the last ones I took were appalling! I adore the fabric (always have done) a gorgeous lemon cut velvet by Designers Guild. It rides the trend of all things pastel very nicely and would look gorgeous as a bit of a feature piece. It is a very reasonably priced £499. Please contact me with any questions.


Swedish inspiration and colour in Harlesden

If you haven't come across the Swedish fabric house Svenskt Tenn, then you should take a look. I have always loved their fabric, in particular when used for upholstery.

The fabric I've used on the chairs below is from Sanderson and is reminiscent of the Swedish style of the Svenskt Tenn team and I love the mix of colours in the Sanderson fabric.

This is one of the usual little 1950's German Communist chairs covered in Sanderson Rainforest on the front and seat, with red piping and navy, heavy weight cotton linen on the back. The legs are in excellent condition and are teak. Price £190 

In fact I liked the colour combo so much, I did a little 1950's cocktail in exactly the same fabrics, Sanderson Rainforest on the front and seat with two cute little red buttons and red piping. The back is in heavy, navy linen. The legs on this one are also in very good condition with only a few scratches and are also teak. In fact the two chairs would look lovely together! Price £400

And last but not least is this desk/dining chair. It is upholstered in natural Irish linen on the seat and inside back and a very nice yellow, brown and natural heavy ticking from Designers Guild on the border and reverse. The chair is a classic mid century design, probably from the 1950's and originating from East Germany. Price £300

On to house news, I just wanted to show you some pictures of the paint colours now a few of them are up. I'm pretty pleased actually, I just can't wait to get in there with all my bits and bobs!

Above to the left is me sitting on a loo(soon to be fitted in the bathroom)in the spare bedroom/ office. To the right, above, is the baby's room, decorated to suit a little boy or little girl - accessorise as required!

The picture above shows our new bedroom. The grey is actually much darker than anticipated but I think we will stick with it. we are going to pick up pink, green, turquoise and orange tones in this room. Think colour scheme below...

And our lovely bathroom, oh how I will wallow in that bath!

And not forgetting the sensational upstairs hallway, mm mm mmmmmm!

We picked up a total eBay bargain to go on the top corridor, a sensational Georgian/ early Victorian oak chest of drawers where we will keep all our linen and towels. How very grown up! I shall show you a snap of it when it's in situ.

And here's a very happy husband, most pleased with his wife's colour choices, pheweee!

And I want to leave you with a photo I took whilst out walking the dog on Wimbledon Common, aint it nice to have some sunshine and doesn't it look pwetty? Who'da thought the A3 is about 200m away?

I'm on half term this week so have a whole week dedicated to house and chair stuff, as well as a large dollop of sleeping and relaxing thrown in. I also have the pesky task of report writing to get sorted but I am doing some classic head in the sand behaviour with those. I'm leaving my part time teaching job at Easter to go on maternity leave and supposedly need to write 240 individual reports before I go. Really not sure how that's going to happen, especially if the baby comes early, don't they realise I have far more pressing things like babies and a new house to get sorted??

Have a wonderful week everyone, I hope you're all OK in the storms and floods and to my American buddies, good luck with all that snow! xxx



A lovely 1950's tub chair, upholstered in 100% linen (Designers Guild), perfect for those orange lovers out there (of which I am one). It has lovely walnut legs and curve to the back which is very elegant. £390

I'll leave you with some pictures of the house and where we're up to. It's been almost a week since I was last there and sometimes great strides have been made and other times I'm not really sure what everyone has been doing all week!

Anyway, it's taking shape. The walls upstairs are all plastered and the floors sanded. The windows are in and they are nearly at the stage when they can start painting, woo-hoo.

We've been buying up old Victorian cupboard doors to make cupboards in the alcoves upstairs which I'm really excited about. Our wonderful builder, Antoni, has said that he will fit them (build the whole frame) for no extra cost. Amazing.

And the new wooden windows throughout are completely transformative, (lots of) money well spent!

The downstairs is not in quite such an advanced state but the walls in the front room are plastered and, joy of joys, they have fitted our new fireplace. This fireplace has been a bit of a saga, not one of our finest eBay buys. The moral of eBay is don't buy something unless you know something about what you're buying. Nick and I were completely clueless about fireplaces, and as a result bought a bit of a dud and then had to fork out another £300 to get an insert that worked! Ah well, it looks ace in.

And here I am, Lady Muck, lording it over her manor. A very large Lady Muck, I am expanding by the day!

Enjoy the weekend, it's tipping it down out side, plus ca change, so maybe a weekend for sitting in a pub drinking Bloody Virgin Mary's and reading magazines!