I will admit that I’ve had a bit of a slow start to 2019, not because Christmas and New Year were exhausting and I needed to recoup, in fact Christmas and New Year were quite relaxing compared to normal which was lovely, but I did that thing that I know I should never do, I stopped! And by that I mean, I stopped working, I stopped running round like a mad thing, I stopped manically tidying the house, I pretty much stopped everything other than eating lots of food and drinking lots of drink! It was glorious, but we all know what happens, it’s very hard to get going again! The laziness takes over! Anyway it may nearly be February ( January should be for hibernating in my opinion anyway!) but I’m emerging from the New Year fog and raring to go!
I posted on my Instagram the other day that my head was currently spinning with interior projects I have in mind for this year, there’s at least three projects whirling around up there at the moment! It drives everyone mad that I can’t just focus on one at a time, but I literally can’t!!
My head spinning Instagram post that inspired this blog!
I thought rather than keeping these plans to myself I would share with you all, this makes it all the more likely that these so-called plans will come to fruition (this blog post is as much for me as it is for you!)
So first off is the bathroom revamp! Our bathroom is quite frankly disgusting, to me it looks like someone has had a rather unfortunate accident with pastel colours and they’ve ended up firing them at the walls in a plethora of sickening shades. It been on the cards since we moved in but being one of the most expensive projects we’ve been holding off. A leak from the shower just after New Year that ended up coming through to the lounge had put pay to that and project bathroom is on! It’s a small bathroom so we’ve really got to maximise space. We will be removing the current water tank and installing a combi-bolier, this will enable us to open the room up a little more.
In my mind it will be a mix of light tiles and dark walls, a few rustic touches from our favourite, the humble scaffold board, this will help to warm up the room. Some brushed metallics in the form of the taps etc and of course no bathroom could be without a bit of green, I’m sure a hanging plant or two will make an appearance!
Of course Instagram is a great place for inspiration so I’d like to share with you some beautiful bathroom I will be taking inspiration from.
Second, and this may be a rather controversial decision, but I’m thinking of repainting our kitchen and by that I mean the blue is going! I say controversial and this is because the Farrow & Ball Hague Blue gets me the most love and the most questions on my Instagram account so I could be shooting myself in the foot here!!
This is the current colour of our dining area and whilst I love it (my heart will always be with the dark blues!), it’s just never felt quite right or quite finished! So the plan is to go lighter and brighter in here! I love all the natural handmade elements in our home, the wood, the plants, the glass and the ceramics and this is what I would like to focus on a little more!
I think the inspiration for this colour change comes from our bedroom which we re-decorated last November, we went from predominantly dark walls to light and it’s amazing the difference it’s made, the space feels so much more uplifting which is exactly the feeling I want to create in the kitchen.
So here’s a little mood board showing the direction in which I would like to kitchen to go in. In an ideal world I’d want to change the dining table and quite possibly the chairs but we’ve not had ours that long so unfortunately the budget doesn’t allow for this!
And then finally, along with the change-up of the wall colour we will hopefully be replacing the flooring in the kitchen. It’s currently a black laminate tile which has always been a bit Marmite, some people like it, some don’t, I’m in the latter camp! So budget dependant we will replacing this with wood flooring, this is something I’m very excited about! A Herringbone floor is the dream as far as i’m concerned but again it comes back to the budget (and if Mr H authorises this out of control spending!) so if not Herringbone then the traditional boards! I’m also rather intrigued by the floor transitioning I’ve been seeing a lot of but I think I may be pushing my luck there, that is likely to blow Mr H’s mind completely!
So there we have it, the top three jobs to keep me (us!) busy into 2019. There are plenty more ideas and projects whirring around and will no doubt be added to the list in due course, but these are the top of the list, for now!
I’d love to know what you think, especially the kitchen re-paint!! Or do you have any projects lined up in 2019 that you’d like to share? I always like hearing what everyone will be up to!!