Modern floor lamp with a Hamptons twist

Miss Goodman Property

This is a gorgeous mirrored standard lamp that my darling friend gave me, yes that is right gave me. I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do, but it was mirrored….and pretty….so it had good bones.

I wanted a Navy/Indigo batik style print to make it more casual which suits my Hamptons Living Style.

Here she is before, her shade was surely ready for new threads and I was excited to try and learn to cover a drum shade.

Make me pretty!

Make me pretty

It is no secret that I love the style of Ralph Lauren and when I found this design of his I knew it was ‘the one’, and now time to work out how you recover these things…can’t be too hard I decided I have done a lot of other DIY successfully.

So I Made my pattern, cut out the fabric, glued it on, pegged it to ensure it didn’t move, left it that way to try overnight.

I love my new threads!

I love my new threads!

 

White it is :)

White it is :)

With the detail of the fabric and how much I really liked the shape I decided that a off white bias trim would give me a more tailored look than creating a edging from the fabric, as I wanted the shape to stand out.

Made you pretty.

Made you pretty.

 

 

 
And here she is in all her glory. I must say I absolutely love this lamp how it throws the colours and patterns that are in the room around and that it is a constant reminder of a dear friend who travels a lot and is very Hamptons Living.

I love this GREY!!

Miss Goodman Property
Only once have I bought a sample pot and this was the one time it was an absolute failure. I now know with myself not to second guess my gut instinct on colour choices.

Mr G had not wanted me to paint any part/room of the house as we only did it all in 8 months ago. So when Mr G went to The Alice for 5 days of work I went to the paint store 🙂

It started with a bit of this…..

Grey paint selection done.

Grey paint selection done.

And then as soon as I started putting the colour on I knew this was just what my furniture and the room needed. White is the easy choice when you are painting your house. It takes vision to go with a colour, but the results are worth it. If you are thinking about painting a room, I say go for it, you can always paint it back if you hate it THAT much. And as I also gravitate towards white furniture I needed to have colour on my walls or else everything blends in. That and I am now wanting to increase the timbers and other natural textures into my home, otherwise an all white house with all white furniture it is rather boring.

Here is my lounge room when Mr G went away.

BEFORE

BEFORE

And then after all that hard work with thanks to Mister G for helping with the big furniture removal and the application of the first coat this is the AFTER.

With a coat of Taubmans we are now looking like home.

With a coat of Taubmans we are now looking like home.

I cannot love it anymore than I do now, and now it shows even more that I need some wall art! Any guesses what Mr G brought back from Alice Springs?

P.S. If you noticed the lamp on the right? I will do a separate post of that little gem, it is too beautiful not have it’s own post.

So hard to pick a paint colour

Miss Goodman Property
I have been thinking that our lounge room and bedroom lacks a level of texture, depth, warmth. It is OK to paint the walls all white in our house but now we are settled in it feels like we are afraid of colour. I have been deconstructing some of the images I have saved on my pinterest account and perhaps paint isn’t what I need it is timber flooring. If only that came in a can!

This image of a navy room below is a favorite of mine, it looks like the floorplan of my front room. Delightful.

Room perfection

Room perfection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what about these two images below? I love the fabrics, the blue and white china but there is not a dark wall in sight here and yet these are favorite images. I do love how dark timber furniture gives the room a sense of history. Good thing for me I am a collector (insert horder :D)

Blue and White China Love

Blue and White China Love

Built in Storage on a calming palette.

Built in Storage on a calming palette.

I will have to show you my room/s how they look at the moment in the next post.