Only the brave

My Interior Ups and Downs. This week...

House Candy = Brave Decisions

The rugby world cup is on and pass me the muscle rub 'cos I’m feeling fierce.

I’m blaming a sudden surge of testosterone in the atmosphere for my recent bout of brave decision making. Take my house renovations for example. I’ve been dilly dallying over what to do with my dark and dingy hallway for five years. This week I gave the builder the go ahead to cause some serious damage.

Walls are coming down and full height crittall windows are going in. It’s bold, it’s brave but it will be worth the pain. Stick with me for one very messy makeover.

Fine and Candy = Brave patterns

Delicate florals and whimsical prints have been sent for an early shower. I’m making some manly textile substitutions, starting with this slightly spooky velvet from my fave pattern house, Blackpop. Their unique Reader fabric is soon to transform this old cane chair.

The Reader velvet fabric £120 per m www.blackpop.co.uk

The Reader velvet fabric £120 per m www.blackpop.co.uk

Awarded best new product at Decorex International for Elizabeth - part of their amazing Tudor range currently featuring in a fab window display at Liberty of London - this cookily individual wallpaper and fabric brand knows it’s good to be oval in a round shaped world. 

Candy Pandy = Brave Face

I didn’t make the shortlist in the Interior Blog Awads Best Newcomer Category and I have this to say about it:

Whilst I’m nursing a badly bruised ego, I’m not ready to bow out of the blogging world yet.  Why not tell me how to improve my game below and I promise to take it like a man. 

Have a great weekend all, Claire xx