I will post some pictures at some point.
The house is at Fairhaven, on the west coast of Victoria. An English friend described this area to me as like Cornwall, and the northern beaches of Sydney as like the Mediterranean. I think this is quite apt. We have certainly had some blustery grey blue weekends down there.
The house doesn't need really any renovation, which was one of my pre-conditions. I have hung some new curtains and that is it.
However there is one room which needed a lot of work. It is the downstairs bunk room, which was used by the old owners as storage. We need it as occasional accommodation so that we have enough room for the children plus guests.
I mentioned in a previous post that I love the Scandinavian grey and white and wood beach shack style. Of course not all of that is really suited to the Australian summer, which does get hot, even down here. And I think pure white walls are can be an issue when you have lots of sun glare.
So, here is the plan for the bunk room. If I could do a mood board then I would, but I can't, so I am laying it out old style.
One wall to be wallpapered in this:
(Ralph Lauren from the Family Places range)
Other walls painted in Chalk USA:
(thanks A-M - I found this on your blog!)
Bunks along one wall maybe like this:
Curtains like this:
(from Pottery Barn)
Floor coverings like this:
(from Freedom Furniture)
Other furniture is completely undecided. Although I have bought this lamp from Ikea because I liked the colour:
And I would like some ticking stripe linen like this:
I love stripes in children's rooms.
Oh, and here is a shot of the room itself just before we bought the house. This room has a Few Issues. It has a very very low ceiling, less than 190 cm. And a triangle window! And a strangely positioned woodenly pole. And the tiled floor is not ideal but I can cover that. Arrggh...
So far it has taken me four coats to paint out that blue stripe. I am by no means an expert painter so that might be why.
The wall to be wallpapered is the black one. And what oh what could I do to cover that triangle window? The best I have come up with is a plantation shutter, but it would have to be custom made.
This is where I have got to.
Wish me luck!
(Images (1) and (5) from My Scandinavian Retreat (3), (10) and (11) Pinterest.)