I can’t believe how much time has flown over the past couple of months! That old saying is true you know, time does fly when you are having fun! I thought I would update my blog to let all of you know how things are moving in my life!
Well, I am busier now than ever before, and for that I am very grateful. I have also managed to keep my health regime on the straight and narrow and my new found fitness really helps me through a working day. As for the chocolate cake, well I have managed to cut down on that! I still indulge every now and again, a thin slice a week won’t harm me!
The next month or two will prove to be very exciting and I can’t wait! Why? Well, my good friend Stuart has asked me to redesign his living room. He has a real eye for design, so it will be a challenge to keep him happy, but I have an idea what I would like to achieve.
Stuart’s house is stunning! It has a very open design with one room flowing into the next. His living room, in particular, has massive amounts of space to work with. My primary aim is to keep the space as a focal point. It is so easy to get carried away and buy too many accessories and furniture for a room such as this, but I will keep it simple! Stuart has identified a beautiful lounge suite that he would like as the main seating in the room. I plan to place it in front of his stunning fireplace. It will be a brilliant place to relax in winter with a roaring fire and a glass of red wine.
Cushions and baby blankets?
I found the perfect cushions for him as well. They are covered in a fabulous dark red satin and will add just a perfect touch to the white leather lounge set. Of course, that’s not all I am going to add to the furniture. I wanted a small throw to put in the centre of each furniture piece. Unfortunately, all of the traditional throws that I could find just didn’t work for me.
Luckily, I found the most unlikely solution – a baby blanket! I was specifically looking for a light blue colour that would work with the deep red cushions and white furniture. The baby blankets I found were not only the perfect colour but also the perfect size. I folded them in half to form a 90-degree angle and hung that in the centre of each piece of furniture! I loved it, but more importantly Stuart could not stop talking about how fabulous it looked. No need for him to know that his new throws are in fact baby blankets! If there is one thing I have learned in my years of interior design sometimes the strangest things can work for a solution to a design problem!
The rest of the room is also slowly taking shape and should be done in the next two weeks. Although myself and Stuart occasionally clash on certain ideas, I respect his design input.
The baby blankets, well that’s just our little secret, isn’t it?
Love you all.