There are just over two months left until the wedding and as if planning a wedding wasn’t enough, we’re also trying to get the flat that I’ll be moving into post-wedding and calling our new home ready too. Maybe I’m being too much of a perfectionist, but the idea of going from the wedding into a flat that looks like a bombshell because we’ve not unpacked or cleaned cupboards properly stresses me out. I’d like to have some, not all, of it ready to feel like we can relax in; the rest we can do up in our own time. The kitchen is being redone and I can’t wait to have more counter space for baking and cooking; the Orla Kiely multi-stem wallpaper has been ordered for the hallway (!) and the lounge needs new lights, new sofa, new rug, new shelves and new curtains. That’s a lot of news.
I am partly resigning myself to living in dust and mess as trademen come in and out after the wedding to do bits and pieces here and there that we can’t get done in the next two months. But I’d like at least some of it to feel right – take the bedroom for instance. There’s one long wall which the bed will be set against; I’d like it to be a feature wall. I love the idea of soothing duck eggs and warming greys, but while I love those shades, I also hate the idea of being limited to a colour scheme (whereby bed linen and light fittings etc all have to match a certain shade of grey) just because of a pattern I might have picked for the wallpaper. I like too many colours, and this is not to say that I mismatch everything (I don’t) I just prefer to be able to look at something and buy it and not worry about it not “going” with the rest of the room. I hate the idea of a cataloguey bedroom matched to perfection.
So… I’ve been looking at feature walls, and ordering samples. And this is my favourite so far: ‘Little Trees’ by Miss Print. I love the slightly quirky, Scandinavian vibe. I’ve ordered a sample in every shade – moss, duck egg, grey and monochrome and to my surprise, the monochrome paper (below) is the one I like best.
I’m waiting for the samples, but I think I might be sold. Now it’s time to convince my fiance… In the meantime, here are the other colour shades. Which do you prefer?