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