It's that time again where we are giving away two inspirational books for you home & decorating lovers.
Farrow & Ball Decorating With Colour by Ros Byam
As I was writing the section of the book entitled ‘Dark Drama’, it occurred to me that it was about time I took my own advice. We have a ‘small and badly-lit’ inner hall and it was painted white. Surely we were missing an opportunity by not painting it something deliciously dusky instead? As soon as I thought of it, I couldn’t wait. We got our hands on some ‘Mahogany’ Estate Eggshell the same weekend and set to work. And, just as I had promised, the result was exciting and theatrical. Anything placed against it took on a new vibrancy, whether the self-portrait our daughter painted for an art examination or the plaster relief that had been languishing unappreciated on a windowsill. The hall has a faint air of mystery, and it still gives me a thrill every time I walk through it.
A Perfect English Townhouse by Ros Byam Shaw,
Seaside Inspiration - The home of Melanie Molesworth
'We saw the particulars for this house a long time before we decided to view it,' says Melanie. 'It had been hanging around for ages, was more than we wanted to spend, and enormous. A friend who loved Lyme Regis persuaded us that we should have a look at it, and when we did, it was obvious it had potential. We asked another friend, architect Ed Howell, for ideas and he came up with a plan for dividing it so that we could have a rental property, and an income.' They took the plunge, sold their house, ditched the idea of a London flat, and moved in. 'It was 2011, and I was very hot and cold about it, very nervous. But actually, it's been amazing.'
Extract from Perfect English Townhouse by Ros Byam Shaw, published by Ryland Peters & Small.
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