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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sylvie's drawing room

For those of you who have been following the work that I have been doing on Sylvie's dollshouse, I thought you might like a little update. We started talking about ideas for the drawing room before Christmas and Sylvie loved a set by Bespaq with gilt woodwork. She sent me some paint samples from the Farrow and Ball collection and the colours that had been used to decorate the room were Lichen and an antique white with slightly bluish tones.
Lichen by Farrow and Ball

Sylvie chose the DuVille set by Bespaq

I looked at lots of  fabrics to use on this room. I wanted to try to keep it as light as possible but still create a very opulent and special room and blend together the colours. It was almost by accident that I came across a duckegg blue silk with a slightly bronze stripe that when held against the 'lichen' looked as if it was made for it! I only had a small piece and it is no longer available but it meant that I could add in another tone into the decor and the blues and greens combine beautifully with the golds.

Bespaq DuVille sofa re-upholstered in duckegg blue silk with olive stripe from the Silk Route

Over the following weeks I was able to find another green silk shot with gold which I could use for the curtains and combine with some bluey/green silk brocade. I printed some asian style silk for the cushions and for a small throw which will drape over one of the chairs. We decided to leave the 2 chairs in the original green for now as it toned in fairly well with the rest.

Two sofas and two co-ordinating chairs will furnish the large 12th scale drawing room
To finish the room we also ordered matching tables and plant stands which are finished in a green/grey marble effect and a huge gilt cabinet to show off Sylvie's china or figurines. I can't wait to see it all in place when it arrives in the UK!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back at last!!!

Well, that has to be one of the longest Christmas breaks in the short history of my little blog! Apologies to all for my absence and a BIG thank you to all the new followers who have signed up in that time!...family life and a long line of commissions have kept me spinning since November and, just when I thought I was catching up with things, our carnival season arrived.

Those of you who have followed my blog since last year will know that I ADORE the Carnival here in Lanzarote and, as always, every room in my house is taken over by costumes, make-up and (last year) a huge pink flamingo! We are tripping over giant pirate hats and fairy wings this year and somehow, in under 3 hours, managed to create a crocodile from a shopping trolley. After our little group´s success in carrying off the first prize for group costumes with our 'Alice in Wonderland' theme last year,  we were very excitedly planning 'Peter Pan' for this year. Well we didn't win this time but the kids had a great time and the crocodile seemed popular...we had to drag a toddler out from between it's jaws at one point!

All set now for the Grand Parade on Monday!!

I have added a couple of snaps taken last night but hope to get some proper photos taken next week at the Grand procession.

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