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    Well, I'll be damed! My kitchen luck continues!
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    I'm not sure how much decoration it needs from your description. Buttermilk walls would look great, especially with oak cabinets.

    A great, old table? Old iron chandelier, wood framed chairs with worn leather?



    Could you give me a lift to Mull of Kintyre then?

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    Ok then let,s change the tune,this is fun.
    Very soft pinkish mauve with satiny white in for mix on the walls,cream and soft mauve with crimson undertones on the curtains,stripy of course or flowery with these fantastic open english roses,
    Yes creamy with pinkish english roses.
    Keep the emerald green pillows add hot pink one for effect.
    Dark crimson rugs here and there.
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    place Novice dear..but i have tthe charisma!New coffee mugs of course,colour is up to you..lol
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    Ooooh! Effie, I like that, I have (just one ) quilt cover that is big blowsy overblown roses & I do love it. I normally steer clear of the shabby chic & typical english chintz looks but I think you might be onto something. I think I need to look for the curtain fabric first then find the walls paint colour.

    Chalet, Baronian-halls-R-us? Mull of Kintyre? Take you for lunch & be back in time for tea! Lol!


    My taste is kind-of paired down, clean lines, he is more antiques & traditional. When we combined out households everything fitted really well, which must've been a sign eh? Lol!

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    Well, I'll be damed! My kitchen luck continues!
    Actually, I think I've found the yellow of which you speak - cowslip by Laura Ashley. I also have some paint charts by Farrow & Ball who specialise in historic paints.
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    No,you start with the walls first,fabric is easier to change ,wall paint is not.
    But maybe the fabric will inspire you.
    Dont be afraid to pair the traditional with the very modern and use some bold touches it is fun!I d love some remodelling here too,but i dont have the energy..
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    I've been having a bit if a look & think that I fancy with a very large dark navy & White gingham, or a stark contrast black/white flora....

    Hadn't thought of it before, so am feeling a bit more inspired.

    Effie, I start with my shoes when I dress & it's harder for me to find some fabric I like as suppliers locally are limited & I'm a fussy bugger! It's funny you mention modern & traditional as that's what we do. Isn't it funny (serendipitious) how we pick out the stuff we already do, we must know each other very well!
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    ETA: fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck!!!!!!!!!!!! Been shopping trying to find some fabric to make the curtains.... not a fucking hope in this cultural desert!
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    Don't give us the address or anything but can you post a couple of pics of the actual room? It's hard to make suggestions if we can't see the context. Promise we won't stalk you.
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    Novice,why dont you try online fabric shops?Lots of choices there,eh?
    ETA,some of them might even send you sambles if you pay the postage.
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    I'll try & work out the picture thing, but it currently looks like a Hoarders place! *gets bin liner out*

    I found the MOST amazing local mill shop, there were ROMO brand linens, liberty Tana lawn prints (for about 1/3rd retail) and loads of other stuff!

    I bought a mtr of something that is pale blue/grey background & has random big (2.5" diameter) spots on it of green, 3 x yellows & dark purple, there is also the random dragonfly on it. I showed it to MrN who looked at it & said "that's alright" so I think I've done it (phew).

    I saw some great piece there (@ the mill shop) & saw some that will be amazing for it we ever finish this damned house. I'm quite tempted to just get new curtains etc for the other room anyway & move the furniture around to divide it up a little more. P'raps a declutter first would be in order?

    So! The kitchen can be a variety of yellows, and I may even go for an obergene (that eggplant to you heathens) accent... Whoop!
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    Would that be the same as aubergine?
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    So that's why my spell checker crapped out! Lol!
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    Pale yellow with touches of grayish-blue and aubergine sounds stunning! And smart to stick with very pale walls if the room doesn't get much light.

    Our house is very dark but the former owner thought it wonderful to paint every room dark pistachio green *barf*...even the bathroom...you can imagine how great that makes one look in the mirror at 7 am, right?

    That idea about a nice soft colorful throw over the back of the settle sounds really great too!

    I think Effie has a career as a traveling international custom interior designer if she wants it...loved her rose/red/chintz ideas! I was going to suggest very very pale pink walls too. Even people who don't like pink tend to accept it well in kitchens, for some reason. And like yellow it is warm and somehow cheering. I've had both yellow and pink kitchens and it was fun seeking vintage items in those colorways to use as accents. I still have my 50s pink stand mixer and mixing bowls, and a pretty pale yellow canister set with pink and coral flowers on.

    Good luck!! and I too would love to see some pics (before and after?) if you're not worried about privacy concerns.
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    I paired a *cold*green with grey undertones with a pale *warm*creamy peach.The best colour marrying i ve ever done.I am playing with floral prints and stripes on my kitchen couches now,i used fabric for the pillows of the stripy one to the floral and floral to the stripy,i thought it wont match but it looks good.I also got monochrome pillows in the stronger colours.I love transforming a room with fabrics and colours.
    So,Novice,love,what did you do?
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    Nothing yet sweets, I've been under the weather i think I need a skip first of all as I'm starting to look like a Hoarders place....

    I've lived in a house that was pink all the way through & also one that was yellow (not for long) in every room including ceilings!

    Kitchen make over is on hold for the moment, so I'm making Kindle making for the girls at work...
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