It was one of those places whose decoration is very ornate and opulent, but even so one that is greatly inspiring. The chandeliers were amazing, one of them weighing a ton and in the kitchen too the pillars were topped with pineapple leaves carrying on the exotic decorations. I'm not about to adopt that style myself but it is quite something to see.
The wallpapers were fantastic and definitely caught my attention, but it was MOH that pointed out that one of the yellow wallpapers reminded him of our bedroom curtains. I'll give him that they were similar and to be honest I was surprised he noticed. It seems though I was having a bit of a yellow day, as I also saw a fabulous yellow - or rather ochre - bag, which I didn't buy and then have spent the rest of the week tracking down. But on the plus side that's my Christmas present from MOH sorted, he just needs to pick it up on Sunday when we're in town!
Before that though we'd been inspired to get on and start painting our pigeon shelf units. And that's the Royal We there. I set MOH off giving one of the units its first coat, and guess what his job is for this weekend? Yeap, more painting.
While he was doing that I decided to go and start sewing a new Roman blind for our porch. I made quite a bit of progress, but there was very little sewing involved. It was actually a maths lesson with some ironing thrown in! I got as far as the hand sewing part and I'll be picking that up again this weekend.