Its been a few busy weeks here at Number18. The change in the weather and the warm spring air is very welcome and with it a spur of activity.
Kicking the season off with borrowing a friends power washer was so therapeutic! Washing away years of grime and filth off the patio and garden paving makes for a few hours of good fun! This also facilitated our first BBQ in the house which was divine!
Along with that, the living room window conversion into huge french doors is in process and should be fitted next week which I cannot wait for! It will change the flow though that room and increase the light and sociability of the garden. In other living room news our stunning sofas arrived early from Loaf. We went from two random chairs to a super snuggly sofa set. The Jonsey has a lovely side profile and a more formal silhouette with super comfy and squishy feather filled cushions. The Pudding is very deep and its great to snuggle up on to watch a movie and I adore the green wool its so soft and textured.
We also had a visit from our very friendly Persian Carpet guy James Burnside. We met him on a slightly less sunny day in Grange-over-sands in the Lake district where he had a sale on. He delivered a sample collection of gorgeous carpets for us to try out and match with our furniture. He is very knowledgeable about his rugs and is extremely accommodating and patient while we spent our time checking out the carpets. We decided to go for a dusky pink for the living room to contrast the dark greens and silvers. Cant wait to see it against the walls once they are done.
We also went for a traditional persian carpet with gorgeous reds, blues and golds for the dining room which mirrors the table outline perfectly and set the stage for a gorgeous Easter lunch with a gaggle of Maltese relatives dining on our 7hr slow roast lamb.
In the meantime, for anyone local to the Northwest UK who hasn't yet visited should definitely pencil some time in for Failsworth Antiques Quarter on Wrigley Head Road (great road name right?). Its an absolute treasure trove of antiques, chesterfield sofas, vintage furniture and decorative items. Definitely worth spending a few hours rummaging around. The team there are very friendly and helpful. There are a few different warehouses owned and run by different people but all very interesting. Just know that the big one on the east side of the road is closed on Saturdays (oddly).
In other news the tiles for the bathrooms are arriving as are the lights, which will be a great reveal in another post so keep tuned!
Till next time.. xoxo