Welcome to what we think is the most grown-up room in our house. And we bloody love pretending to be real-life grown-ups in it!
When we moved in, this was the dining room complete with dodgy mouldings, artex ceiling and damp.
We think we have created a space that is cosy but spacious, elegant but homely, relaxing but imposing. Oh, and it’s the space with that fireplace.
For our colour scheme we started off with this key piece as our inspiration:
This gorgeous corner cabinet dates from 1710 and is a family heirloom. Our colour scheme for the room therefore became:
- Pigeon for the main body of the walls
- Blue Gray above the picture rail
- Off White for ceiling, skirting, window woodwork, architrave, door and picture rail
- Pointing for the (incredible, original) cornice and the ceiling rose
(All the above paint colours are Farrow and Ball.)
For the accent red, had we been using paint we’d have gone for Incarnadine but instead we got our shot of colour with the fabric on our chair which is Sanderson’s Chiswick Red. The wing chair belonged to my mum; I’ve always loved the beautiful shape and the claw feet.
Our blinds are from the truly wonderful David James Interiors in Leeds and are made with Sanderson’s Oleander fabric – they also made our cushions with the same fabric and are piped/backed with the Chiswick red.
The Oleander fabric is the most perfect colour match for the Pigeon and Blue Gray and also beautifully complements the Off White ceiling and woodwork. And look how perfectly the blinds clear the (newly installed) picture rail:
Hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at this room. We love relaxing in here, and we’re not the only ones:
So, what do you think? Is our Sitting Room somewhere you could while away some hours?