In, in, in...but somehow still a little out...
I am, as you will have noticed, a very "secret" blog friend these days,
but I read and appreciate every word and kind comment you leave here
- thank you so much!
And now, without further ado, I invite you into our conservatory, a k a play room for two rather play-driven young family members. On this particular day, the toys had been tidied away in the baskets, but for those of you eager to play a little "Spot the Thunderbird Top"-game, the clue is to "think red"... During the warmer months, we don't spend much time in here, at least not during sunny days when it gets VERY hot, so board games and some other toys can be found nesting in other parts of the house too.
To give the white and rather plastic-looking left wall a little boost of life, I recently made a few eucalyptus wreaths to break up the large expanse of white. I have often thought of putting pictures up to cover some of that wall, but as everything in here tends to get very sun-bleached, I have chosen not to.
As this is a room where armchairs serve a launch pads for -young- human rockets, and generally has to put up with a lot of roughty toughty play, all the arm rests on the chairs now expose "war wounds" and gaping foam. Nothing that a few throws and home-made arm rest covers can't hide... and the room can continue to serve its dual purpose of Young Boys Go Wild Arena and Relax in Late Afternoon for Grown-Ups Refuge. Very often both at once...
...and in another part of the house, something changed earlier this year:
A splash of not so splashing colour...
Yes, a few months ago, I finally got my act together and reached for the paint brush.
It was time for a calmer colour scheme in the bath room...
If you would like to see what the bathroom looked like before, look here.
Wishing you a lovely long weekend!