Getting Retro With It: The Home Decorating Continues

Hi guys,

As you all know we've just moved into our new house and it's all hands on deck in terms of decorating. Last weekend we painted the kitchen, well one wall of the kitchen, I recommend you check out my instagram for the pictures of that. It's a mint green colour that I lifted from a 1950s paint colour chart. I love it! While I'm here a quick point, I was in a big DIY store that did loads of different paint ranges. One in particular was a vintage range. They'd put all their colours into decade groupings, 50's 60's etc, and can I just say, it was nonsense! The colour palettes were all wrong, even the shades weren't close by any stretch of the imagination. I had to share that as nothing irritates me more than era confusion, surely if you're going to take the time and energy to produce a vintage range, with stands etc you'd take the time to research the period! I despair folks I despair. I'm available though for consultation if you need me paint giants.


I picked the colour for my living room, it's a moss green and it will be along the one wall. The bottom right of the above picture is the green along with our cream for the living room. I want a fairly neutral palette because of all the amazing 50's atomic accessories I want to put into the room, our sofa is huge and very 50s inspired, it's being delivered in December. I will most definitely be purchasing this from Folksy.

The fantastic Swee Mei piece, here

Our living room is quite extensively planned in my head, I have all of the component parts, it's just a matter of doing them. Himself is painting our main wall moss green this weekend, after that we will be ordering a large fire suite for our frankly large but odd shaped room. It's tough getting quality electric fires that won't get lost in such a big room but at the same time will go with our decor. I thought I would keep it pretty simple, something plain and warm, I need an entire mantle for my 50s table clock that I have my eyes on.


I've been looking at some of the homely gas fire baskets, to see if they would work with the atomic decor, some of the more shapely ones I think would. It's hard though because you have to strike a balance between practical and design and sometimes they don't mix at all. I think I might have to go with something that I like the look of as the 50s style fireplaces actually aren't my taste (I know right?).
What do you guys think of this one?


It's a little bit retro but I think it's pretty. Decisions, decisions!

Anyway, that's all from me, decor is getting to me, it feels like we have so much to do before the room is finished!

See you all later

Much Love


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