Monday, May 11, 2009
This is the state of play in the new pad at somewhere between week four and five. I'm highly pleased with the way things have turned out and, with the exception of a few very minor things, everything's done and in place now. I'm waiting on one of these island things to be delivered, to go in the centre of the kitchen with some trendy stools. It will be the dining table and hopefully the general sitting around and eating area.
I felt slightly anxious that I might have overdone the matching side of things, what with the wall hanging and the cushion, from a little shop on the Galle Road just near Bambalapitya that I know. But, in a I'm too interior designer for my own good sort of way I think it works and the red splashes in the wall hanging and the cushions go nicely with the red settee (compact).
I've decided that for now, against the advice of the good Lady D, I won't put a rug underneath the coffee table. I feel as if it might clutter things up a bit too much, particularly with the drum mat underneath the drum kit, which is necessary but takes away some of the clean lines of the nice wooden floor.
I had a big stroke of luck concerning the cushion covers too. The wall hanging is old and is one of a pair that hung at the top and bottom of a staircase in my former family home. The other one of the pair languishes in a cupboard here as again I think it would be too much in this small place. But, the cushions I bought about six months ago with the intention of using them when I got my nice new place.
Only I'd totally forgotten that I had bought them and stumbled across them while searching through some boxes last week, looking for that missing Sri Lankan cookery book, which I've now found as well.
I opened a box in one of my Dad's garages and found six of these so gorgeous Barefoot covers that match the wall hanging, which I never really expected to gain custody of. I had ordered the red settee with no thoughts about the cushion covers and the ever so tasteful red splashes.
It's all come together quite harmoniously I think. I'm aware that's it's a bit masculine and quite minimal but I'm enjoying the place, the relaxing and chilling in it, so much that contentment is close.
As I type this I'm sitting on the planter's chair watching boats and barges cruise by on the Thames on a lazy Sunday evening. Nice.
Happy Monday all.