Ive just realized its been two months since my last post! But if you follow my instagram you will know its been everything but quiet over here at numbereighteen. There has been a flurry of bathroom renovations and plastering leading upto this blog post!
So lets start in the living room. Once the walls were plastered and dried it was time to do the boring bits of undercoating and painting the ceiling white. this was a long and tedious process but once it was all done it was like being in the centre of a weird art gallery with no art up...but the doors out to the garden.
Then the exciting part started when the green went on the walls. It was so dark in contrast to the stark brilliant white walls that, I must admit, I was initially a bit nervous, but once it was all on and the second coat done it looked amazing. Bringing all the furniture back in and setting it up really brought the scheme together. Obviously as every designer (or in my case wannabe) would tell you, that a room is never really done but its more of an evolution. I'm still hunting for a big mirror and the right chandelier etc but these will come in time. So before the big reveal I just want to remind y'all what the room was like before we moved in - a before and after if you like, without the impressive grand designs music.
I've decided to balance off the green with one pale wall opposite the fireplace, which isn't in a wall that we look at frequently but rather acts as a light reflector getting more light into the room from the big french doors.
I'm very happy with this space, its cosy and warm yet bright and spacious. Some final touches will obviously come in but it seems to be coming along nicely.
The second space to be transformed was the top floor bathroom. This space was initially oddly configured with a tall shower in the middle of the room and a loo tucked away. With some gigging around and a few licks of paint this room now feels so much bigger and more modern. Again the before and after shots.
I love how bright this room is despite having a tiny window. I plan on getting some art on the walls above the loo and practical storage in here, but otherwise its nearly there.
And finally the project that has taken the longest it feels is the main bathroom. This room had good bones but needed modernising and a colour rethink. It had a burnt orange/ African sunsets colour and peach walls...not relaxing with a super dark stained floor. We loved the tub position looking out over the garden, but had to change the shower and also after multiple coats of paint managed to get rid of the previous colours, with quite a bit of success if I do say so myself. I wanted to go for high contrast with the dark blue and brilliant white to make it feel quite relaxing but also dramatic. Increasing the drama with the crystal chandelier and the wall lights. The marble in the shower and on the "wet wall" took some thinking as the first batch which went on had so much colour variation that it looked like a chequered board - not relaxing, but this second batch works nicely. Again here, mirrors and art work and storage still need placing but you can see where its headed. Here you go with the pre-and-post shots.
This room looks great and is a really nice and decadent space to spend time in. I feel like its the great place to listen to music and sip a glass of port in the tub, or soak away under the massive rain shower.
Hope you enjoyed this mega post, and sorry for the long quiet gaps, but keep an eye on the Instagram feed or here for photo updates.
Till next time xoxo