Since setting up Velvet & Dash Interiors, I’ve graduated from working at the kitchen table, to a small bureau in the corner of the sitting room (which caused a very bad back) and finally I’ve managed to turf my husband out of his office and make it mine, all mine! Oh the bliss of being able to spread all my stuff around, I can’t tell you! I’m still working on the decoration, but so far I have dark chocolate brown walls (Farrow and Ball’s London Clay) and Zoffany’s wonderful Verdure fabric by Melissa White for the blinds. The dark brown walls are the perfect backdrop for hanging wallpaper samples against – they really pop – and since it’s a north-facing room with not much sun, going dark just makes it feel so cosy yet at the same time glamorous. The blinds, when down, work as a picture or a tapestry. I just love this fabric.
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