February Mood

I’m a planner, I plan what I’m going to write about most weeks depending on who I’m working with or what I want to talk about but this week life stuff just got in the way.  Nothing horrid or anything just the usual everyday humdrum, appointments, shopping, school, meetings, friends birthday and so on.  So I just let all of that run and it left no time to engage my brain into creating something poignant for my blog.  However all of this aside, it is good to take these weeks as they come, no sweat, no worries just life.

So I decided to leave you with this beautiful mood board of how February feels to me, cool and inviting with a hint of warmer days to come.  I will be back in full swing after the half term holidays.

Jx

Images ~ Pinterest

The Power of Paint

If you read my post last week you will already know I’ve been decorating and I’m pleased to say after hours and hours of painting I have now finished the job.  The hall, stairway and landing are now basking in mucky pink Tea Rose glory and I’m chuffed to bits with the end result.  It changes with the light from a deep pink to an almost nutty brown it is subtle and elegant and has won my heart.

I have been brave and painted everything in the same colour, woodwork, walls and ceiling.  I love the cocooning affect like being hugged in a cosy blanket, it has warmed the space wonderfully and I love the difference going from room to room into the deeply rich hallway, it has worked a treat and I’m very very happy with the result.

Tea Rose is only one of the 38 colour choices you have if you invest in Ateiler Ellis, I can now formally recommend this wonderful paint.  It applies beautifully and covers well, only two coats needed and it goes a long way, its one of the best paints I have used in a long time, rivalling other high end brands that I have tried.

The Ellis Paint collection is one to beat, with its beautiful tonal palette all working in harmony together creating a calming fusion that will work in any home.  Their ethos is simple and I couldn’t put it better myself.

Our paint is a carefully chosen palette of 38, calm luminous colours that offer a quiet, enveloping backdrop for you home.

Embracing our simple-useful-beautiful aesthetic, the colours are deeply rooted in the natural world, as well as personal memories, marks and fragments. Intensely pigmented, the colours are both familiar and comforting. We choose human, nature and art-based colours, rather than trend based palettes.

Inspired by the way we live in nature, in cities and society, the colours can soften a contemporary apartment, or infuse a traditional home with a new classicism.

All 38 colours work together in harmony, creating a generous choice of complete schemes.

Every colour is available in Matt Emulsion which is washable and scrubbable, Wood & Metal Paint in either a Matt or Eggshell finish; Floor Paint and Masonry Paint.

In keeping with our commitment to high-quality craftmanship and the best traditional and modern techniques, Ellis Paints are exclusively hand-mixed to order in London by the renowned paint makers Mylands”

No more words needed I think.  Cassandra has just released a new colour palette to add to the originals called Shadows & Light, creating 10 beautifully balanced deeply pigments Shadows.  Each one is an intensified version of it’s family hue, letting you create a soft connected palette for your home by layering, deepening or quietening each space by using different strengths of colour.  Crafting your home into a calm and relaxed place to live.

I whole heartedly approve of flow, having a colour palette that leads you from room to room making the spaces feel connected and the Ellis Paint palette definitely does just that.

So if you are thinking of a decorating project or a room refresh I highly recommend this sumptuous paint as a place to start.

Jx

Images my own & photos by Kalina Krawczyk for Atelier Ellis 

 

Finding the Perfect Pink

I never thought I would be saying this but I have been seduced by pink, it has subtly crept up on me and I’ve fallen for its charms, the interior world seems to rather like it too.  I’m not saying I’m ditching everything for a bright bubble gum shade, definitely not, what has turned my head are the smoky tones, the dusky shades with an added dollop of brown.

So much so I have started a new decorating project, one that I have put off for many years as its a beast of a space, the hall way, stairs and landing.  Now I can’t say we live in a big house its rather modest and small but the stairwell is all corners and doorways so not any easy task.  Especially when you decide that you want to paint everything in the same colour.  So this week is going to be a shorter post than most as I am elbow deep in paint and want to finish the job as fast as possible so that I can bask in all its beautiful Tea Rose beauty.

I have been inspired by Pinterest of course, creating a dedicated pink board but I found the perfect paint colour via Instagram from Atelier Ellis, its exactly the right shade and so far is looking rather lovely.   I also came across the most fabulous company that supply the most sleekest of light fittings, sockets and handles, if you are going to do a job well why stop at the smaller details.  Dowsing & Reynolds come highly recommended and the new leather handle for the airing cupboard is exactly what I wanted and works perfectly with the colour palette.

So I shall leave you with some rather inspiring images all of the pink persuasion, maybe you’ll get the bug like me and want to get your paint brushes out, wish me luck that I get it all finished by the end of the weekend and I’ll be able to show you the results next week.

Jx

Images 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9