So when you’ve painted your walls in a fabulous neutral shade (by which I mean grey of any description) or left them white and painted the cornicing only in a distinctive shade (by which I might mean grey of any description) you need to start adding in the furniture and lighting.
Now, for those of you who were here yesterday, that might mean a soft palette of neutral basics that you can layer up over time. But then you are going to need to make a statement. To add a full stop if you like. And that usually means something metallic. In fact I would go so far as to say this is the mantra when decorating a room: something old, something new, something gold, something wooden (like bamboo). And don’t forget the black. Well perhaps not exactly like that but hell I’m a writer not a poet. You know what I mean.
Anyway, metallic. Light fittings. Like this one. Pendant lights are like earrings; they provide the finishing touches that make the simplest of LBDs look amazing. I adore this one from Rockett St George. It costs £120. I have currently run out of ceilings on which to hang a pendant light. I shall have to buy another house, which might be an expensive way to get a new ceiling, or start changing things around a bit.
Watch this space…
There was a young lady from Mad
Whose poems were terribly bad
But she knew what to find
When it came to design
Though her rhyming was terribly bad.