Its like what came first…The chicken or the egg!! These rose prints are all so similar, I thought that my new Cath Kidston holdall would look fantastic amoungst my bits and pieces in the hall…and the more you look, the more you think, who’s copying who! I will always hanker after red and pink roses on a turquoise/duck egg background, so I don’t really care….but it does make you wonder, doesn’t it! The sleeveless blouse is not an old vintage one, but a Laura Ashley from about 5 years ago….and the enamel plate, well, we collect those and have several, we often pick those up in France….but thats another story!
I love decorating a wall with a coat rack, I like plain walls and then I love to decorate the wall with the bits and pieces that I collect. I can’t resist a vintage dress or bag…what could be better!
As you can see from this picture, this is a style that I have duplicated in all of the houses that I have lived in, although these days I love the bold block colour backgrounds of Black and Navy, I have painted my shed and summer house in the garden black and I love the way the flowers and greenery POP with colour against the dark contrast.
Sorry about the poor quality of the above picture…it’s an old one from the archives!
I still do love white as a background though, it looks clean and fresh with the vintage prints against the walls…perhaps I will be brave one day and do a dark wall! who knows!
Have you decorated with dark colours?
Do you like the contrast?
Or have you gone back to white walls?