Tag Archives: wallpaper

Deliberating on the details

So, proof that a little simple attention to detail can be effective? More from this pinterest site here, where I found this photo- Lovely Pinterest Link I have a number of inset cupboards like this in the house. Cut into … Continue reading

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Friday French Property P**n – chambres brutes

Remember this snippet of a stone fireplace  from an earlier  post? Well I found a wider view at- athoughtfuleye.files.wordpress.com see below-plus this very rough and raw bathroom- Actually my downstairs shower room looks a lot like this right now (minus … Continue reading

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Walls, cranes, Walter Crane……back on the paper trail

I found this image -left-on pinterest, but I’ve lost the link . I’m sure it was posted by a James in Scotland; I racked my brain for ages trying to think what it reminded me of. Then I got it. … Continue reading

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I dream about French murs, or, how walls are my new obsession

I am obsessed with looking at options for  Our French Walls. If they are flat, I will capitalise on that and consider  a little wallpaper or wonderful paint colours.I will judiciously introduce light and dark where aspect and proportions permit … Continue reading

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Papier peint, fond d’écran, wallpaper

Wallpaper- not something I thought I would ever use in any house of mine. France is even changing my decorative sensibilities. This genuinely vintage French paper is a typically recognisable piece from the 19thc. I even have shred or two … Continue reading

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Episode 116- back on the paper trail again

Yes, I am back pondering about wallpaper once more. This is odd, I haven’t included wallpaper in any of my decorative schemes for many years; paint is my go-to solution . France and this house are clearly steering my thoughts … Continue reading

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À Mon Seul Désir

I have two framed woolwork needlepoint tapestries for the tulip bedroom. Mille-fleurs,  mythic animals, unicorns, symbolism These simplified but still very evocative pictures were inspired by the six tapestries woven around 1500 and now restored and displayed at the Musée … Continue reading

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