You may, or may not, recall that I posted about being inspired by Rita Konig's use of colour in the entrance to the Manhattan House apartment she designed (you can see the apartment here).
Well, I had our 'entrance', such as it is, painted the same colour....a little while back...and have been avoiding posting the 'after' shots. I'm just not sure about it. I still have to have the lampshade recovered (and straightened), but here's some before and after shots - see what you think.
Before (I feel I need to make this clear)...
I kinda like it but I kinda think it looks like I'm trying to be too 'retro' and that is a term that is so exhausted here in NZ that it just grates with me.
One of my 8 year old's friends came over and when Arabella was proudly (my words, not hers) pointing out her mother's clever work (ditto), the friend responded with "yes, I know this colour - my nana has it at her house".
Mmmmm, I don't think that is probably good. Anyway, that comment was kindly rewarded with a 'fruit only' afternoon tea, so all is fine.
I keep trying to figure out if this is quite right or not - it's certainly better than continuing the off white of the rest of the house - but in the meantime, I've ordered this:
|Alan Campbell's Criss Cross Wallpaper in Yellow|
Just in case.
All images my own, except wallpaper from here.