Have you ever taken a photo and thought to yourself, ”I wish I could print this out lifesize”? That’s exactly what I thought when my husband took an amazing shot of the sea last week. Well, I suppose my thought does have something to do with the fact that I’m currently decorating my bedroom and I’d been looking for some wallpaper for the feature wall.Having failed to find any wallpaper patterns or prints that I liked enough (that wouldn’t spoil the tranquil feeling of my all-white room) I was starting to think that our feature wall might just get a coat of white paint and be left bare.But when I was flicking through my photographer husband’s snaps from our Valentine’s Day walk on the beach, I came across dozens of images that would be ideal for a feature wall. Okay, I’d used a poster to cover my small bathroom wall with a seascape photo in the past, but how on earth can I possibly print out a photo that’s 2.8 x 2.5 metres in size? Continue reading “How to turn your photo into a giant feature wall mural” »
This week my husband and I have been working hard to decorate our hallway. It’s one of the only spaces in the house that has remained untouched since we moved in more than three years ago, so it was looking pretty tired and desperately needed updating. You may remember that I wrote about my choice of wallpaper last week and, even though I thought it was quite a bold choice, I had a lot of positive feedback from my friends on Twitter and Instagram so I set to work. Continue reading “My monochrome hallway makeover” »
Did you know it’s National Wallpaper Week? After seeing lots of wallpaper project blog posts and fabulous pins appearing on Pinterest all week, I’ve been inspired to undertake my own makeover in the entrance hall.The hallway was in a pretty dire state when we first moved in to our home over three years ago, with scuffed walls and flaking paint on the woodwork. Apart from putting up a mirror and adding a door mat, we’ve not really done anything to improve the space, and after three years of use, it’s certainly ready to be decorated.I decided to keep the room simple with a monochrome colour scheme; with white walls, black and white flooring and a possible dado rail. I wanted to include a patterned wallpaper below the rail and hoped to find something a little different to ‘lift’ the monochrome look. When I searched online for samples, I couldn’t help falling in love with the sketched designs from the Graham & Brown wallpaper range at Debenhams.I particularly liked the black-and-white London prints from the range but the paper that I finally decided to use for the makeover was the black ‘Lizzies Doodle’ design. The pattern was designed by artist Lizzie Mary Cullen and features a graphic representation of winding streets and dream-like design. It reminds me of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film, combined with Grayson Perry’s doodle style – both of which I love – so it’s the ultimate wallpaper design for me. Plus, it can be coloured in – great fun for my niece and nephew, if I decide to let them give it a colourful ‘makeover’ in the future!The wallpaper has just arrived this weekend so I’ll be decorating my home with this crazy monochrome pattern over the coming week. Thankfully, it’ll be easy to hang because it’s a paste-the-wall paper, so no need for soaking or pasting tables etc. Let’s hope the makeover is as simple as I imagine… Watch this space!What do you think of my choice of wallpaper? Do you prefer a repeating pattern or geometric design? What colours would you choose for your hallway? Let me know by leaving me a comment below or tweet me @cassiefairy.
Today I’m just sharing a gorgeous black and white photo of a some amazing vintage shoes for you all to swoon over!
Cinderella herself is jealous of these shoes! I’d love to have this photo printed out huge and hung in my imaginary walk-in shoe wardrobe. *Sigh*