Taking this moment to reshare some of the painting ideas for Italy as there have been a couple of updates since I posted this. I will be sharing the full journey so far on Wednesday for those who haven’t seen what has been going on. And, all things being well, by the time the blog returns in September so will the builders and we should be into phase two – clearing up after the demolition and reinstating. I’m hoping (as I write this before I visit) that the rewiring and plumbing is on track to be done by the start of the month so the decorating – tiling, wallpapering, painting and installation of the bathrooms can begin. To update you since this post was published – we are now wallpapering the large sitting room, which will also detract from the window issue. And we are going to take out that cupboard in the 22yo’s room. I think I always knew we would but we have been juggling budgets. His room, by the way, will be painted in a very pale sky blue on the walls and ceilings with dark blue woodwork. Remind yourself here…
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The author Kate Watson-Smyth
I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.