Here's the finished carpet in the bedroom, with its edges hemmed :) I've always loved oriental carpets and can't afford the real thing, so I think I'll start a collection of needlepoint ones in miniature!
Here's the start of work on the fireplace wall in the Blue and White Room. I'm still hemming and hawing over the wallpaper. This pattern is based on a scrap of early 18th century wallpaper which I laser printed. I can do it in other colourways, too -- but I chose red because I didn't want my blue and white china to disappear against its background. I want to mount blue and white plates in an arrangement above the fireplace, comme ça:
|Okay, it's not period, but it's yummy :) Photo from Better Homes and Gardens found at http://bijoukaleidoscope.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html|
The wainscotting will be painted a coordinating colour to whatever I choose for the wallpaper.
What do you think? There's the dark red, or I could do a dark blue, which might still give me enough contrast with the china, or I could go sort of goldy-ochre-orange which would be complementary to blue. Or maybe I should do high panelling and paint it in an ochre or red? Decisions!